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Largest Carrying capacity train under development
Aug 20 2011 (6:34AM)
News Entry# 34817 Al-Masha’er Train boasts world’s largest capacity
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Aug 20 2011 (11:56AM)
MAKKAH – The Al-Masha’er Train, which will operate at full capacity during this year’s Haj season, forms the golden link in the chain of development projects in the holy sites executed during the era of King Abdullah.The transportation system is one of a collection of projects that includes the Jamarat Bridge Project, development of Arafat holy site, Mina tent camps, construction of buildings on the foothills of mountains and new hospitals in the holy sites.Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Al-Masha’er Train, said Engineer Fahd Abu Tarboush, director general of the projects. Ongoing work includes building sidewalks, asphalting and completion of additional services in the train stations, he said.Work is proceeding according to schedule in the second stage of the effort and the Masha’er Train will function at full capacity during this year’s Haj season, he said.It will transport 72,000 pilgrims per hour, which is considered to be the...