SAR has Completed Mining Railway Link Construction

SAR has Completed Mining Railway Link Construction
May 30, 2011 8:52 am

The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) of Saudi Arabia has completed a SAR63bn ($16.79bn) 1,392km-long railway line linking mines in the country’s northern areas to Ras Al-Zour Seaport on the Persian Gulf.

The rail link will transport 10Mtpa – 30,000t per day -of mineral ores and other materials from the mine-packed boulders area of the northern border and mine Baitp in the Qassim region to the city of Ras Al-Zour.

The railway line links the phosphate mines in Hazm Al-Jalameed in the northern border province to the manufacturing area in Raz Al-Zour, passing through Jouf, Hail, Qassim and into the eastern province.
SAR has started experimental operation of the line with the first shipment of phosphate from the mines of the Saudi Mining Company to Ras Al-Zour.

Construction of the project started in 2006 and project includes 71 bridges and 912 crossings on the 1,392km track.
SAR is currently carrying out work on passenger and goods lines extending from Riyadh to the Jordan borders, passing through Qassim, Hail, Jouf and Qurayat, which is expected to be completed by 2014. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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