Hicaz Railway Zat El-Hac Train Station

Zat El Hac Train Station
Zat El Hac Train Station

Located 70 km west of Tabuk, the station is 13 km from Harat Ammar station. Zat al-Haj village is located in the north of Tabuk and 85 km from the Saudi Arabia - Jordan border. In previous periods, this was a lively village: Hajj convoys passed through here, rested and used to meet their water needs here, as it was famous for its water. At the beginning of the last century, the importance of the Hejaz Railway has increased even more. Therefore, it has been one of the important stations where the Hejaz Railway passes. There were also some wars between Turks and Bedouins in the vicinity of the mentioned station.

In the vicinity of the station on the foothills of El-Shasa mountain opposite Harat Ammar, there are the ruins of the train that was used at that time and was in dismantled condition. Some historians report that the name of this region Zat El-Haj stems from the plant that grows here, known as El-Aqul, which Sheikh Hamad El-Caser confirmed in his book "North of the Arabian Island". After the unification of the regions in Arabia, customs administration and border security were established in Zat El-Haj village. Later, the village was abandoned when the state units moved south to Bier Bin Hermas and from there to Harat Ammar.

The station, made of stone building, consists of a single floor and has a flat roof. The front of the station consists of a four-arched portico. This section overlooks the railway. The station also contains a pair of water tanks and remains of a wind panel.

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