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The Government has taken a decision to implement a railway project linking the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah. The HHR will be a high speed electrified passenger line, primarily designed to provide a fast, comfortable, reliable and safe mode of transport. 
The project known as Makkah-Madinah Rail Link (MMRL), which is estimated to cost Saudi Riyal 20 billion ($5.33 billion) and bring about revolutionary changes in the transportation of pilgrims between the two holy cities.

the MMRL, designed to operate trains with a speed of 360 km per hour, would reduce travel time between Jeddah and Makkah to 30 minutes and between Jeddah and Madinah to not more than two hours. Currently, it takes 1 hour from Jeddah and 6 - 7 hours from Medinah to reach Makkah by bus.

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  • The HHR will be a high speed (360 km/h design speed) electrified passenger double line between Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah.
  • Makkah Central Station near the 3rd Ring Road.
  • Jeddah Central Station will be located on the Haramain Road, the railway aligment will use the median of the Haramain road and the Station in KAIA will be a terminus station.
  • Madinah will have only one passenger station.
  • Station will also be required in the King Abdullah Economic City and a station may be required for the Hajj Terminal at Jeddah Airport.

  • Client: Saudi Railway Organization
  • Main Contractor: Al Rajhi consortium
  • Contract Value: USD1.9 Billion
  • Schedule: To be completed within 4 years from April 2009
The design, construction, operation, maintenance of HHR shall be executed in two phases.
Phasing of the Project
The project is anticipated to start construction from February 2009 which is to be performed in two phases and up to one year after the testing and commissioning of the project.
  •  Phase 1 Package 1 - Route Civil Works
  • Phase 1 Package 2 - Station
  • Phase 2 - Remaining Infrastructure Works Rolling Stock and O & M Contracts

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