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Saudi Arabia's fire-hit Haramain Rail to resume ops in 30 days

Transport minister Dr Nabil Al-Amoudi says operations to resume from King Abdulaziz International Airport station in Jeddah

Haramain Rail is a high-speed network in Jeddah.
Haramain Rail is a high-speed network in Jeddah.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport and chairman of Saudi Railways Company, Dr Nabil Al-Amoudi, said the 450km high-speed Haramain Rail network – which saw its Sulaimaniya, Jeddah station engulfed by a fire on 29 September 2019, injuring five people – would resume operations in 30 days from the King Abdulaziz International Airport station.

According to an Arabic-langugae report by Saudi Arabia's state news agency, SPA, the minister made the announcement following a visit to the fire-hit site.

The blaze damaged the second floor and roof of the Jeddah station, but its ground and first floors were safe. 

When it resumes operations, Haramain Rail will continue to serve passengers between Makkah and Madinah through King Abdullah Economic City. 

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