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.
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