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Mecca projects ‘to complete in 3 years’ – mayor
Mecca’s mayor has said that construction projects to expand the capacity of the Grand Mosque and other Islamic holy sites will be completed within...
Train for pilgrims’ Makkah–Madinah travel by end of 2016
Buses will no longer be used for transporting pilgrims to and fro Makkah and Madinah when the Haramain Highspeed Railway commences operation by December next year, according to an official of the Haramain Railway project.
Prasarana to operate Makkah’s pilgrim metro
The Municipal & Rural Affairs Ministry has awarded Kuala Lumpur transport agency Prasarana a three-year contract to operate and maintain the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddasah metro line in Makkah, which is only operated during the Hajj period.
A massive change for Mina in 30 years
The tent city of Mina remains deserted throughout the year. It comes to life only during the five days of each Haj season.
SR300 billion projects under way in Makkah
Makkah is witnessing mega-development projects at a combined cost of more than SR300 billion, according to Makkah Mayor Osama Al-Bar.
Detailed plans for Jeddah, Makkah public transport networks unveiled
The ministerial committee for transport in Makkah province met here on Wednesday to review the progress of a plan to beef up the public transport system in the province, including the cities of Jeddah and Makkah.
SYSTRA chosen to rennovate Cairo Metro Line 1
French engineering consultancy SYSTRA has signed a contract with the Egyptian government to upgrade Line 1 of the Cairo Metro.
Riyadh to tender $16.53b Makkah Metro, says official
Known as the Makkah Metro, the 62 billion Saudi riyal ($16.5 billion) project calls for the construction of a four-line rail network and a call for tenders is due to be launched in January 2013, mayor Osama Al Bar said.
ERL Seconds 13 Staff For Mecca Metro Line
Another railway operator in Malaysia, Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) has been trusted to second 13 of its staff to Mecca's Metro Line, an 18-kilometre railway system in Saudi Arabia, to assist the company during the busy Haj season.
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The 67-km Orange line will connect Makkah Road with Obhur, passing through the central part of the city northward. It will have 22 stations besides a branch line to the east along Sari Street, Kutubkhana said. The 24-km Blue line will link King Abdulaziz International Airport to the Old Airport Road with 17 stations. The 17-km Green line will run along Palestine Road with a branch to the Old Airport and end at the Haramain Railway. It will have only seven stations, the official said.