Haramain Train Boosts Hajj Travel With 1.6 Million Seats Across 3,800 Trips

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Haramain Train Boosts Hajj Travel With 1.6 Million Seats Across 3,800 Trips

Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) has announced that it will operate a total of 3,800 trips on the Haramain High Speed Train to transport pilgrims during the current Hajj season.

Haramain Train Boosts Hajj Travel With 1.6 Million Seats Across 3,800 Trips

The number of seats has been increased to 1.6 million to accommodate a record number of pilgrims this year. This move highlights SAR’s commitment to facilitating smooth and efficient travel for the guests of God.

The Haramain Train has been modified to receive a record number of pilgrims

Haramain Train Boosts Hajj Travel With 1.6 Million Seats Across 3,800 Trips

SAR revealed its operational plan for the Hajj season, indicating the readiness of the Haramain Train to receive pilgrims. The train services operate through five stations along its 453-kilometer railroad, linking Makkah and Madinah. Key stops include the main Jeddah station in the Sulaymaniyah district, King Abdulaziz International Airport station in Jeddah, and King Abdullah Economic City Station.

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An increase of thousands of seats compared to last year

Haramain Train Boosts Hajj Travel With 1.6 Million Seats Across 3,800 Trips

The operational plan features an increase of 100,000 seats compared to last year, bringing the total to 1.6 million. This surge is facilitated by the addition of over 430 new trips, resulting in 3,800 trips scheduled from Dhul Qada 1 (May 9) to Dhul Hijjah 19 (June 25). On peak days, the number of trips will reach up to 126, ensuring ample availability for pilgrims during this crucial period.

The Haramain High Speed Train is among the top 10 fastest passenger trains in the world, reaching speeds of 300 kilometers per hour

It operates with a fleet of 35 trains, each with a capacity of 417 seats. The train is environmentally friendly, producing zero carbon emissions and significantly reducing road congestion by eliminating the need for thousands of buses.

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