Saudi Arabia has the only rail system in the Arabian Peninsula. The Saudi Government Railroad comprises 719 km of single and 157 km of double track. The main line, which was opened in 1951, is 578 km in length; it connects Dammam port, on the Gulf coast, with Riyadh, and passes Dhahran, Abqaiq, Hufuf, Harad and al-Kharj. A 310-km line, linking Hufuf and Riyadh, was inaugurated in May 1995.
(last updated: 05-May-2004)
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