Abu Dhabi Metro Tender
Saudi Railway selects Huawei for smart railway programme
Bahrain shortlists consultants for phase I of Bahrain metro rail project
China invests in Belt & Road of Arab countries
Etihad Rail approves Dubai-Abu Dhabi train contracts
Iran to connect freight hubs by rail
Bahrain shortlist KPMG, PwC and Al Zayani to advise on metro project
Bahrain Rail Congress 2019: Opportunity to network with rail experts
Dubai firm invests €100 million in world’s longest undersea rail tunnel
Qatar Rail opens first section of Doha Metro Red Line
Commercial operations began on October 11 2018 with four return services each day linking the holy cities on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All trains call at Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
Following a successful launch phase, Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) and the Saudi Public Transport Authority have authorised the expansion of services.
Al Shoula, a consortium of 12 Spanish and two Saudi companies appointed in 2011 to equip, operate and maintain the line, says the line carried 209,142 passengers between October 11 2018 and February 3 2019 and load factors have stabilised at around 79%.
The line’s fleet of Talgo trains has covered 304,359km during this period and punctuality has reached 96.9% in recent weeks.
Al Shoula consortium members include Abengoa Inabensa, Adif, Cobra, Consultrans, Copasa, Imathia, Indra, Ineco, OHL, Renfe, Siemens Rail Automation and Talgo, and Saudi firms Al Rosan and Al Shoula.
The post Saudi high-speed services stepped up appeared first on International Railway Journal.
This article first appeared on www.railjournal.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2019 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.