- During Hajj, the road journey between the two holy cities can take as long as 10 hours.
- The SR60 billion ($16 billion) mega project is the biggest railway in the Middle East and will transport 60 million passengers a year.
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Al-Rumaih extended thanks to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their unlimited support and for launching.
He also thanked Makkah Governor Prince Khaled bin Faisal who played a great role in supporting the project and overcoming obstacles during the implementation phase.
The railway has a fleet of 35 trains, each one consisting of 417 seats.
With a speed of 300 km per hour, the train covers a distance of 450 kilometer.
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