The Opening of the Mecca High Speed ​​Train Line Remains in 2018

Saudi Arabia Mecca Medina High Speed ​​​​Train Project
Saudi Arabia Mecca Medina High Speed ​​​​Train Project

The opening of the Mecca-Medina high-speed train line remains until 2018: Al Shoula Consortium, which makes the high-speed railway project in Harameyn between Saudi Arabia and the cities between Mecca and Medina two hours and will carry 166 thousand passengers a day, in March 2018. announced that it will start service.

The opening of the railway, which is about 8 billion dollars, which will connect Mecca and Medina to Jeddah on the Red Sea coast, is expected to be opened at the end of the year, the opening was postponed to the end of 2017. Now, the Spanish consortium has announced that the partial operations of the high-speed train project will begin in December, and that the project will be fully operational is March 2018.

In Saudi Arabia 2011, 450 Spanish company and 35 had awarded 12 billion worth tender to 2 for the 6.7 km long railway project connecting Mecca and Medina.

TCDD had not been tendered

TCDD's consortium, which wanted to be stronger in the Mecca-Medina high-speed tender, had agreed with a Chinese company. At that moment, the tender specifications had been changed. Saudis of trying to adapt to changes TCDD 'You can not enter the United consortium with the tender' news came of the consortium and Turkey remained disabled.

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