Haramain High Speed Railway resumes Makkah to Madinah trips

Haramain High Speed Railway has announced on Sunday that all clients aim to use the trains can book and issue tickets via the railway’s website as of Monday.

Trips will operate from and to the stations of Makkah, Madinah, King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City.

“The decision to resume trips of the Haramain High Speed Railway between Makkah and Madinah on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 was made after ensuring the railway’s preparedness for operation and checking on safety standards to guarantee safe operation in preparation for receiving Umrah performers and visitors, in addition to ensuring full preparedness to this year’s Hajj season.” Engineer Rayan Al-Harbi, Deputy Director of Haramain High Speed Railway and Holy Places, said.

“During the stoppage period, stakeholders made sure to sustain the proficiency of workers at stations and trains through continuing experimental trips on the course of the railway to ensure their preparedness to continue work upon resuming operations,” He added.

He noted that resuming the train operation will be with high efficiency and big occupancy rate through connecting four stations with speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour.

“Tickets will be available for booking tomorrow through the website of the railway in synchronization with announcing the new schedule of trips,” Al-Harbi said.

He also stressed that the stations and train cars will undergo precautionary measures to guarantee the safety of passengers and limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) according to protocols accredited by specialized authorities, considering the preventive factor a top priority of resuming operations.