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First night journey launched by Saudi Railway

The Saudi Railway Co. (SAR) on Wednesday announced the launch of its first-ever night train journey from Riyadh to Al-Jouf. The station’s addition marks the...

Kingdom seen to invest $45b in rail project

Saudi Arabia is expected to invest $45 billion for establishment of its mammoth 7,000 km railway network which will include major projects such as the Saudi landbridge, Haramain High Speed Rail and the GCC Rail, said experts ahead of the 4th annual Middle East Rail Opportunities conference to be held in Riyadh on May 6-7.

New Saudi metro to ease Haj traffic

Saudi Arabia's new metro system will ease traffic congestion during the annual Haj pilgrimage, a top official has said. The Haramain High Speed Rail project, which is under construction, will be a 449.2km high-speed inter-city system linking Madinah and Makkah. Each year three million to four million pilgrims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Haj.