Abu Dhabi – The first passenger train arrived at Al-Jouf station from Riyadh via Al-Qassim and Hail, the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has announced.
SAR Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Operations Khaled Al-Harbi said there would be a weekly round trip between Riyadh and Al Jouf, reports Saudi Gazette.
The company will increase the number of train services in the future to meet the needs and requirements of the residents of the region.
Al-Harbi said the train from Riyadh to Al-Jouf will depart at 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday, while the return journey will be at 11:30 p.m.
The North-South Railway line is being built as a part of 3,900km rail expansion plans.
The other two projects include a 1,100km land-bridge project connecting the eastern and western parts of Saudi Arabia and a 450km Haramain High-Speed rail link, connecting Mecca and Medina via Jeddah and Rabigh.