Haramain HSR market study to be elaborated

Dutch consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed by Al-Shoula Consortium, the concessionaire of Haramain HSR, to carry out a detailed market study for the 449 km Haramain High Speed Railway which connects Makkah to Madinah, via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City.
Royal HaskoningDHV will undertake an extensive survey programme along the full railway corridor and at key station locations along the route. The surveys will examine “in detail current travel patterns, potential passenger profiles, economic characteristics and customer expectations” towards the rail service. The surveys will be executed at strategically identified sites such as highway check points, bus and taxi interchanges in Makkah and Jeddah, key locations in King Abdulaziz International Airport terminals, and on board the new railway service.
Royal HaskoningDHV’s technical analysis will help the Saudi Railways Organization to identify its most likely customer passenger levels and their needs. It will also help to develop targeted operations strategies to offer passengers the most suitable and efficient services. A comprehensive technical analysis will be subsequently carried out to examine future travel demand and estimate passenger demand forecasts for the new high-speed railway.

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