The long-awaited service of high-speed Harmain Train is about to resume on March 31, 2021, the Saudi Press agency stated in a press release. The train will stop at Makkah, Madinah, King Abdulaziz Airport Jeddah, and King Abdullah Economic City Stations.
With the resumption of the high-speed train service between the holy cities, the process to book the tickets has also started. The officials are conducting the test runs of the train on the track to ensure the safety of the passenger and gauging other technical aspects before returning to the full service.
In September 2019, a major incident happened at Jeddah’s Sulaimaniyah station when the whole station caught fire and was destroyed completely. At that time the service kept halted for 2 months.
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“The decision to reopen the railway was made only after the safety of passengers had been assured”, Rayan Al-Harbi, the deputy director of Haramain High Speed Railway and Holy Places told.
The Saudi Government took many steps towards new initiatives to help and restore the businesses providing services to the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages visiting from all over the world, to recover from the hard financial hit by the pandemic coronavirus disease (COVID-19) earlier this month.
A few days back, GACA, the aviation authority of Saudi Arabia, announced the date for the resumption of the international flights on 17th May 2021.
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meanwhile, the vaccination process in the kingdom is in full swing and till now more than 2 million people have been vaccinated so far. The health ministry aims to provide the vaccines to a major chunk of the population before allowing international flights to return to Saudi Arabia.