Saudi Launches Trial Operation for Public Transport Buses in Makkah

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 16 February 2022
Saudi Launches Trial Operation for Public Transport Buses in Makkah
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The Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites, through the Unified Center for Transport in Makkah (Makkah Transport), launched the trial operation of the first phase of the Public Transport Buses Project in Makkah on the track that connects the Haramain High Speed Railway Station in Rusaifah neighborhood and Jabal Omar Station near the Holy Mosque parks.

Launching points commence at A7 track that connects the Haramain High Speed Railway Station in Rusaifah neighborhood and Jabal Omar Station near the Holy Mosque parks in an experimental stage that helps make tests on the operation mechanism to improve the level of operational efficiency of the bus network and assisting services.

The bus of experimental phase represents a model for the project buses that account for 240 buses with an accommodation capacity of 85 passengers, where 160 articulated buses have been secured with an accommodation capacity of 125 passengers, which were manufactured according to the best international standards.

Makkah buses project aspires to provide the best public transport means through 12 courses that cover the main, secondary and intra-neighborhood streets, and is planned to play an important role in reducing the number of cars on the streets of Makkah and then reducing the pollution and traffic jams.