Thirty-six trains would be running every day, two every hour between Makkah and Madinah, transporting on average 15,000 passengers.
Most parts of the multibillion high-speed Haramain railway line will be completed this year.
There are major stations in each of these cities including Jeddah, supported by bus stops and footpaths. The train station in Madinah contains world-class facilities.
Currently, tests are being conducted on the lines. The main train station is 9 km from the Prophet’s Mosque and 13 km from Madinah’s airport.
The main building includes a lounge for visitors, VIP lounge, mosque that can accommodate about 1,000 worshippers, center for Civil
Defense, helipad, sidewalks for passengers waiting, and car park with a capacity of about 1,000 vehicles for short periods and of about 690 cars for long periods.
The main building has 19 elevators for travelers and staff, and a tunnel that links King Abdul Aziz Road and the station, in addition to elevators in the car parks and at the mosque.
It will have 12 electric escalators that link the ground floor, second floor and the third floor. It will also have a stairway inside the main building, parking lots, subway and a civil defense building.
Air conditioning systems are spread out in all the station buildings and facilities. All project facilities are covered with 417 surveillance cameras, in addition to a safety system.
[Source: Arab News]