Saudi Arabia opens high-speed train linking Islam’s holiest cities

Train stops at the new KAEC station of the Haramain speed train at King Abdullah Economic City, near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Kalin

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia‚Äôs King Salman on Tuesday inaugurated a 6.7 billion euro ($7.87 billion) high-speed rail linking the two holiest cities in Islam, part of efforts to boost tourism revenues as the country seeks to shed dependence on oil exports. The 450-km (280-mile) Haramain Railway connecting Mecca and Medina with the […]

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