Saudis Launch Rail Landbridge Project

This article describes the Saudi Railways Organisation's (SRO) $US 1.3 billion rail landbridge project that is designed to expand the country's existing railway by 2900 km. This undertaking includes the following three projects: 1: the Saudi Landbridge that involves a new 950 km line from Riyadh west to the Red Sea port of Jeddah, and a 115 km line from Dammam north to Jubail; the existing Riyadh-Dammam railway will also be upgraded; 2: the Western Railway that involves 750 km of new lines from Jeddah to Mecca, Medina and Yanbu; and 3: a 1300 km mineral railway running from Riyadh to Hazm Al-Jalamid. The new lines will be designed for a maximum speed of 250 km/h for passenger and 140 km/h for freight trains. When completed, the new lines will substantially reduce travel time between the country's main centers of population and industry.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 18-19
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  • Accession Number: 01000643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 2005 2:54PM