Medina - Mecca (Makkah) High-Speed Rail Construction

Haramain High-Speed Rail

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Completed

Total Reported Cost

10.0 billion EUR

Initiatives

Start Date

June 04 2002

Start of Construction

March 2009

Planned Completion Date

Sept. 25 2018

Funders

Source(s) Amount

Description

The Haramain High Speed Rail connects Medina (Al Madinah Al- Munawra) in the North to Mecca (Makkah) in the South. One of the main objectives for the railway is to carry Hajj pilgrims, relieving traffics on highways between the two cities. It will also connects to King Abdulaziz International Airports and Jeddah.