After two months of suspension, the Saudi Haramain High Speed Railway resumed on Wednesday service through operating its first trip from the new terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA).
The two months suspension was due to a fire in one of its stations.
Last September, the train station in the Sulaymaniyah district in Jeddah, west of Saudi Arabia, witnessed a fire that caused a damage to the building and some of the station’s facilities, which caused the suspension of the train.
An official statement said on Wednesday that train trips resumed via the new King Abdulaziz Airport terminal on Wednesday between Jeddah and Madinah, passing through Rabigh Station, while train trips to Makkah are expected to resume within the next week.
The area of the new terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) station is 99,000 meters, and its capacity is 3204 passengers per hour. The station includes a passenger platform with a length of 519 meters.