JHR - Jordan Hedjaz
Network length, gauge and electrification (2003):
- 366km narrow gauge(1050mm), not electrified
JHR operates freight and tourist trains in Jordan. Apart from American
(GM) diesel locomotives they still have some operational steam
locomotives that can be hired.
The line runs from the Syrian border to Amman and continues to Maían,
which is part of the former line from Damascus to Mecca. But freight
trains normally only reach Quasir um El-Heeran, with tourist trains
reaching Quatrana. South of here up to the mines at Menzil is only used
for occasional exchanging locomotives.
ARC- Aqaba Railway Company
Network length, gauge and electrification (2009):
- 293km narrow gauge(1050mm), not electrified
Freight trains with phosphate ore are transported by the Aqaba Railway
Company (privatized in 1998) over the new railway line (1978) between
the mines at Al-Hassa and harbor city Aqaba. In 2009 2.1 million
tonnes of ore were transported.
Rail operation of ARC is currently suspended because the new port at
Aqaba does not have railway access (yet).
Last update: 15-02-2019