JEDDAH — The over SR60 billion Haramain High Speed Express Train is considered the largest public transport project in the Middle East, according to the acting director of the Public Transport Authority Rumaih Al-Rumaih.

The train is connecting the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh.

It covers a distance of 450 km in about 120 minutes at a speed of 300 km/h.