AVIATION & TRANSPORT

Pictures of new train connecting Saudi’s holy cities revealed

The train, which will be in service in 2016, connects the cities of Makkah and Madinah. (Al Arabiya)

The first pictures of a new high-speed passenger train that will connect Saudi Arabia’s holiest cities have been recently revealed.

Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) President Mohammed al-Suwaiket posted pictures of the new train via his Twitter account.

The photos showed the train’s front side, its exterior, and its first class and regular seats.

 

The train, which will be in service in 2016, connects the cities of Makkah and Madinah.

Suwaiket said the train, which is being manufactured by the Spanish company CAF, will run at a velocity of 300 kph.

It is also designed sustain high temperatures and features anti-crash technology to avoid accidents, he added.

Suwaiket also said several Saudi nationals are being trained in Spain to run the railway.
 

 

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Last Update: Saturday, 16 August 2014 KSA 19:34 - GMT 16:34
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