Railway Operators in Saudi Arabia


SRO - Saudi Railways Organization

Network length, gauge and electrification (2006):

The first railway in Saudi Arabia was built by ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company) in 1951 between Dammam and Riyadh. The line was later taken over by the Saudi state. in 1985 a second line was opened between Haffouf, Hasdd and Riyadh. This line is also used by passenger trains. There is also a branch line between Dammam and King Abdulaziz port.
A project of SRO is the "Landbridge" between the ports of Jeddah and Dammam: a 950km railway between Riyadh and Jeddah, and a 115km line between Dammam and Jubail.

In 2009 1.1 million passengers and 3.6 million tonnes of freight were transported by SRO.

Website: http://www.saudirailways.org/

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SAR - Saudi Railway Company

Network length, gauge and electrification (2016):

To operate a new cross-country network ("North-South Line") a new company was created, part of the ministry of finance. In the south there are two main brances, from Jubail/Ras Al-Khair at the Persian Gulf and from the capital Ryadh. From Hail the joint line runs northwest to Al Quorayyat and Al Haditha at the Jordanian Border. There are two branch lines to ore mines at Hazm Al Jalamid and to Al Baseeta.

The goal is to transport 9.2 million tonnes of ore every year.

Website: http://www.sar.com.sa/

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HHSR - Harmain High Speed Railway

Network length, gauge and electrification (2016):

This railway provides a high-speed railway link between the religious centers of Meccah and Medinah with stops at King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah and King Abdulaziz International Airport.
At the end of 2017 Medinah-KAEC opened, with the remainder to Meccah in March 2018. Spanish high-speed trains have already been delivered for the line years ago.

Website: https://www.hhr.sa/

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Last update: 15-03-2019