Haramain High Speed Rail

The Haramain High Speed Railway is an inter-city transport system that connects the cities of Medina and Makkah (Mecca) via King Abdullah Economic City, Rabigh, Jeddah, and King Abdulaziz International Airport.  The electric trains will operate at 200 miles (320 kilometers) per hour and are anticipated to carry three million passengers a year. 

Stearns fabricated the steel skin support frame in Turkey, where it was preassembled, disassembled, containerized, and shipped to Makkah where it was erected.   

Project Details

Location: Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Contractor: Saudi Bin Ladin Group

Subcontractor: United Arap Aluminium Company (UAAC)

Architect: Foster + Partners, Sir Norman Foster

Engineer-of-Record: Foster + Partners, Buro Happold