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High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Automotive1(m): 12:26pm On Aug 14


For the first time in history, High-speed rail services was available to millions of muslim pilgrims who made their journey between the two Holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

The ₦2.8 trillion (£6 billion) Haramain High-Speed Rail (HHR) service, launched after the 2018 Hajj pilgrimage, runs between Mecca and Medina, and passes through three stations: Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport and King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh.



The high-speed trains are designed to travel at 300 kilometers per hour (186 mph) on electrified rails. It can cover the distance between the two Holy cities in just two hours, a road trip between the cities can take 5 hours during the normal period and 10 hours during Hajj.



There are 35 trains, each with 13 cars and 417 seats in two classes -- business and economy. The Haramain High-Speed Rail (HHR) line can manage about 60 million passengers a year. 

The hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings. This year officially drew 2.49 million pilgrims to Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia.

https://autojosh.com/first-time-ever-high-speed-electric-trains-ferries-muslims-during-hajj-pilgrimage/

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by drips8(m): 12:56pm On Aug 14
Everywhere else other than nigeria is doing good

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by megafaraday(m): 12:58pm On Aug 14
Fantastic. I hope we get there too someday

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by inoki247: 10:00am On Aug 16
We need Electric Ferry or Electric ship in Nigeria shocked shocked shocked

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Toscarel: 10:00am On Aug 16
I wonder, while these politicians go on these hajj don't they see all these tech advancements, and what their greed has cost this country.

rather they cone back and propose useless and archaic practices such as RUGA and old fashioned nomadism.

Did they see cows on the streets, beaches , airports, schools there ?

but their greed and land grabbing agenda wouldn't let them see all that.

nonsense and ruga

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Nobody: 10:01am On Aug 16
Welcome development!
Hope they weren't screaming "Allahu Akbar" undecided

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by XTHRONE(m): 10:01am On Aug 16
Long over due, they can afford it
Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by BarodyNigeriaLT: 10:01am On Aug 16
Technology and Innovation adds value and reduce stress. Imbibing new ways of doing things is not bad after all

Nice one Saudi

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Check our website above, we are incorporating innovative ways to get your brand out there!

Technology is king too

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Growingboi(m): 10:01am On Aug 16
What happened to camel and horse or even legs? I though western education is 'Haram'

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Luciferlove: 10:01am On Aug 16
The whole world seems to be leaving us behind.
Why is Saudi not concentrating on cows and farmlands given they are the bedrock of Islam.
Something is really wrong with us and until our leaders admit that you can't just come and scare people away from their ancestral lands simply because you are in the seat of power we will not make progress.
We got the brains but the platform is missing.

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by StrikeBack(m): 10:02am On Aug 16
Nothing spoil we sef get korope for efficient and fast means of transportation

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by phardhar: 10:02am On Aug 16
megafaraday:
Fantastic. I hope we get there too someday

Maybe when I become the president of Nigeria

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Gentlewarrior1(m): 10:02am On Aug 16
Northerners should learn to try and atleast emulate the positive aspect of this people

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by LiaKnitter: 10:03am On Aug 16
drips8:
Everywhere else other than nigeria is doing good


It's painful right? I know that feeling.

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Femich18(m): 10:03am On Aug 16
See train nah not like the one we do see at Agege and Fagba Area. We still have a long way to go in this country

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by crafteck(m): 10:04am On Aug 16
If e dey naija, I go live close to railway and line to tap current, no more nepa bills, I will use ac all day

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by cwale044: 10:04am On Aug 16
This is country that is thinking

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by anonimi: 10:05am On Aug 16
megafaraday:
Fantastic. I hope we get there too someday

If barawo bubu did not cancel the one for Lagos due to ethnic bigotry and jealousy, we would have had less congestion in Lagos.
20 plus years and TinuIbu, FashOle, AmbOle and SanwoOle have failed to replicate what Jakande was on track to deliver in 1984.
Thankfully Jonathan did for Abuja in five years.

Splashme:
The first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, on Tuesday, said that the cancellation of the Lagos metroline project in 1985 was a major mistake and disservice to many Nigerians.

Jakande spoke in Lagos during the launch of a book which chronicled his life in politics and journalism.

The book, entitled, ‘Jakande: Leadership in Action’ is written by Dr. Bola Olaosebikan, who told the audience at the event that the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was not responsible for the cancellation of the project.

Jakande said, “Reflecting on the metroline project, I think it is a major disservice to many Nigerians. Imagine how many people would have benefitted. It would have made life easier and changed the face of transport in Lagos. Whoever cancelled it or gave the advice towards its cancellation didn’t do right.”

The former governor asked Nigerians not to vote for unserious leaders in the coming polls, saying the elections presented Nigerians with a good opportunity that should not be squandered.

Expressing the hope that Nigeria would soon overcome its developmental challenges, Jakande said hope would be actualised faster if credible people emerged as leaders in the next dispensation.

He said, “This book comes at a very auspicious time in Nigeria’s history as we need leaders who can act. We need leaders who would not compromise the standards of good governance. God has blessed this nation the most in Africa, although we have not reached where we should be; with the right leaders, Nigeria would overcome its challenges.”


http://www.punchng.com/news/cancelling-metroline-a-major-mistake-jakande/

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by cescky(m): 10:06am On Aug 16
Haram

To some brainwashed people from some parts of the nation, this is haram...northerners how far?

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by nnokwa042(m): 10:09am On Aug 16
Saudis are using modern things but our northern fulanis don't want to embrace modernity but they re using mobile phone to negotiate for ransom they know how to operate AK47 but tell them to buy land for ranching they will tell you they don't understand what is ranching,who is fooling who in Nigeria

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by wink2015: 10:09am On Aug 16
megafaraday:
Fantastic. I hope we get there too someday

That SOMEDAY will never come unless Nigeria political leadership is ready to change their bad character starting from today.

It is about time Nigeria introduce death sentences for corrupt tendencies.

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Abudu2000(m): 10:09am On Aug 16
Growingboi:
What happened to camel and horse or even legs? I though western education is 'Haram'
no mind those goat fvcking religious fanatics.

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Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Bbbwings(m): 10:10am On Aug 16
But then back home these pilgrims can't even boast of good roads grin grin grin cheesy
Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by onyx1470(m): 10:10am On Aug 16
megafaraday:
Fantastic. I hope we get there too someday
which DAY
Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by princeade86(m): 10:11am On Aug 16
drips8:
Everywhere else other than nigeria is doing good
other than waste Africa countries .
Re: High-speed Electric Trains Ferries Muslims During Hajj Pilgrimage In Saudi by Ikpongiton: 10:13am On Aug 16
meaning that somebody can live in port harcourt and work in lagos.

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