Test drives started on the Jeddah-Medina high-speed train line: The Jeddah - Mecca - Medina high-speed train project, the construction of which started in 2013, started test drives. The train, which can speed up to 330 km per hour, will be used to reduce traffic, especially during the pilgrimage season.
In 2013, President of Saudi Railways Organization. Cubara's 4 announced the Jeddah-Mecca-Medina high-speed train project, which will last for a year and cost 8 billion dollars.
Harameyn high-speed train project was awarded to the Saudi-Spanish El Şuala consortium after the tender. It is stated that on the 160 km high-speed train line, which will carry 450 thousand passengers daily between Jeddah - Mecca and Medina, it will start passenger journeys after the test drives are completed.