Saudi Railway launches first night rail journey to Al-Jouf

A team serving passengers will be available throughout the trip. (SPA)
Updated 06 November 2018
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Saudi Railway launches first night rail journey to Al-Jouf

  • Passengers wishing to travel on daily or long-distance trains can book tickets through the company’s website
JEDDAH: The Saudi Railway Co. (SAR) will start its first night train journey from Riyadh to Al-Jouf on Wednesday.
SAR said that the inclusion of Al-Jouf station comes after completion of all stages of the operation, adding Al-Jouf as a fifth and new destination to be included on the passenger line.
According to SAR, passengers will be able to travel by night trains, which contain special night cabins, between Riyadh and Al-Jouf (return), through Hail and Al-Qassim.
Each couchette will fit a maximum of four people, and will have pillows, blankets and Wi-Fi, the SAR added. A team serving passengers will be available throughout the trip.
SAR said that passengers wishing to travel on daily or long-distance trains can book tickets through the company’s website, the special application or through the customer service center.


Sports authority sets up Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans 

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Sports authority sets up Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans 

  • The village emulates ancient Italian cities, as well as cultural and historical elements of Italy and Saudi Arabia
  • The village will host a variety of activities, including two theatrical performances

 

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Sports Authority (GSA) has set up an Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans attending the Italian Super Cup match on Wednesday at King Abdullah Sports City stadium.

The village emulates ancient Italian cities, as well as cultural and historical elements of Italy and Saudi Arabia. 

Fans will also be served dishes from the cuisines of both countries and enjoy Italian music.

The village will host a variety of activities, including two theatrical performances. The first will commence at 6 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m.

The Italian village is located in front of gate 6. Events will take place between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Juventus stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, landed in Jeddah on Monday, while AC Milan team members arrived on Sunday morning. 

The Italian stars received a warm welcome by their fans in the Kingdom. 

The GSA announced on Twitter that cameras are not allowed during the Super Cup final.

Both AC Milan and Juventus have won the Super Cup title seven times since the annual football competition was launched in 1988.

Saudi Arabia will become the fifth foreign nation to host the Super Cup after the US, China, Libya and Qatar.

An agreement to host the match was signed in June by Turki Al-Sheikh, the GSA’s then-chairman, and Marco Brunelli, executive director of the Italian Professional Football League.