Saudi Arabia plans final tests for Riyadh Metro, Jeddah fast train

Final tests are taking place for the $22.5 billion Riyadh Metro now that the first phase has been completed, according to local media.

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Saudi Arabia plans final tests for Riyadh Metro, Jeddah fast train

Final tests are taking place for the $22.5 billion Riyadh Metro now that the first phase has been completed, according to local media.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s planned Haramain High Speed Train, which is currently undergoing test runs between Madinah and Rabigh, is expected to begin its trial run from the main station in Jeddah by mid-2016.

According to Arab News, the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh said that the metro is undergoing final tests to check its resilience to Riyadh’s climate, and will be transported to the kingdom in the coming months.

The train consists of 190 units being manufactured by global companies including Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom. More info

By Staff  arabianbusiness.com

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