Rail service to Saudi airport resumes after Jeddah station fire

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 12-Dec-2019

The high-speed rail service to Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) resumed on Wednesday after a fire tore through one of its stations in Jeddah in September.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in cooperation with operators of the Haramain rail transport system, began running trains again between Makkah and Madinah through the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh. The station at the KAIA is connected to the airport’s Terminal 1.

Work is still ongoing to repair damage and restore operations at Al-Sulaymaniyah station in Jeddah following the colossal blaze in September.

During peak hours, Haramain trains run every 10 minutes. The rail service has the capacity to carry 20 million passengers a year.