Train resumes in Saudi | covid 19: saudi arabia in train service


Riyadh: The Saudi Arabian Railway (SAR), which has suspended its transport service for more than 70 days in the wake of the spread of coronavirus virus, is set to make a comeback.

The services were stopped on the orders of King Salman, a servant of the Lord, to ensure the health of both natives and foreigners.

The train service will be re-launched as part of a phased reduction in the country’s announced curfew. Sar has also made arrangements to book tickets through the website.

Prior to the start of the service, Saudi Transport Minister Engineer Saleh Al-Jazir inspected the Riyadh railway station and evaluated the health and safety arrangements to be adopted in the wake of the corona pandemic. The Transport Minister also saw the dismantling of the railway station, train and allied areas.

He also suggested that non-passengers should not be allowed into the station. He also interacted with train staff on issues of service, facilities and the distance between passenger seats.

The Transport Minister also suggested that a special gate should be set up for the entrance and exit of the gates, the hand grip, social distance and the entrance.

In the first phase, trains will operate only at four stations – Riyadh, Mujamma, Al Qasim and Hail. In addition, only 50% of the seats will be accepted to ensure distance between passengers.

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