Saudi Arabia enhances banking services for Hajj pilgrims

DŽDA: As the Hajj season approaches, the Mashaer Metro is poised to play a key role in transporting thousands of pilgrims between the holy sites in Mecca.

The train, with its efficient operation and unique features, is expected to enrich the pilgrimage experience and ensure the smooth movement of pilgrims during their rituals.

The Mashaer metro system comprises nine stations located at holy sites connected by an 18 km long double-track railway, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

With a capacity of 72,000 passengers per hour in one direction on more than 200 journeys, the train facilitates the movement of pilgrims to and from their destination.

The train, which operates at a speed of 80 km per hour, can quickly transport pilgrims between Mina and Arafat in just 20 minutes, SPA said.

The fleet has 17 trains, each of which can carry 3,000 passengers.

The Mashaer Underground Railway is also built on an environmentally sustainable model that uses electricity, helping to preserve the sacred sites and protect the health of pilgrims.

The eco-friendly approach reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions by removing around 50,000 passenger buses from the roads during the Hajj season.

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