The central core of operation and maintenance comprises the management of the operation of Haramain High Speed Railway and has been assumed in general by Renfe through the local company SSTPC, as leader in the operation of integrated railway systems, and in particular by taking charge of everything related to the commercialization and provision of passenger services. Together with Renfe, station management is the responsibility of Adif, which is also in charge of station maintenance, traffic management and the associated traffic safety. Ineco, in coordination with Adif, is providing technical assistance for the management, planning and control of system maintenance.
The high-speed line was projected with the parameters of a European high-speed line, with a design speed of 320 kilometers per hour, and focused on passenger transport, which would be provided at five stations: the head stations in Mecca and Medina, and three intermediate stations in the city of Jeddah (Jeddah Central), at its airport (King Abdullah International Airport-KAIA) and a last one in a newly created city, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
Haramain High Speed Railway has been fully adapted to the physical and environmental characteristics of the area and, above all, to its socio-cultural characteristics. Thus, in addition to the most common services such as shopping and restaurants, VIP lounges and parking, the line’s stations have a mosque and heliport.