Saudi Focus

Tenders soon for railways

April 2018

Saudi Railway Company (SAR) will soon float tenders for its Riyadh-Dammam and the Land Bridge railway projects, it was revealed at the recent Middle East Rail 2018 event in Dubai, UAE.

Speaking at the event, Khalid Al Sultan, vice president – infrastructure, SAR, said the Riyadh-Dammam project consists of a 449-km passenger line connecting Dammam and Riyadh passing through Al Ahsa and Abqaiq, a 546-km freight line connecting King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam with Riyadh passing through Al Ahsa, Abqaiq, Al Kharj, Haradh and Al Tawdhiyah and a 400-km sub-line connecting industrial, agricultural and military sites with export ports and residential areas. 

 The Land Bridge extends from Jeddah to Riyadh with a total length of approximately 1,000 km of double track. It also connects to the proposed GCC railway network.




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