HIGHLIGHTS 

“Haramain Train of the desert”

Engineering challenge

Engineering challenge

Throughout the entire course of phase 2, solutions will have to be developed to deal with the high temperatures on the one hand and the sand, dust and dune movement on the other. Temperature gradient The temperature gradient is not much higher in Saudi Arabia than in...

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The Construction of the Superstructure

The Construction of the Superstructure

The contract to execute phase 2 of the Haramain High Speed Railway went into effect on 15 September 2012. The division of the platform: Six areas and eight stretches The route of the railway line, 450 kilometres long, was divided into six areas for phase 1. For phase...

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Stationary and mobile communications

Stationary and mobile communications

The communication systems are the artery through which information on the railway operation flows in real time. The stationary communication system is carried in a fibre optic wire which runs along two conduits, one on each side of the track, parallel to the railway...

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Design, Acquisition and Maintenance of the Rolling Stock

Design, Acquisition and Maintenance of the Rolling Stock

One factor that weighed heavily in the choice of the Al Shoula proposal is the international fame of the Spanish train fleet, its low carbon dioxide emissions and the Spanish manufacturers’ experience with high speed trains, among many other important reasons. The...

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