Dammam-Riyadh train trip in just 3 hours, 40 minutes

Updated 20 May 2016
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Dammam-Riyadh train trip in just 3 hours, 40 minutes

RIYADH: Beginning June 1, the Riyadh-Dammam train trip will be shortened by 50 minutes for passengers’ convenience.
Rumaih Mohammed Al-Rumaih, president of the Saudi Railways Organization, said on Thursday an express train would be started between Dammam and Riyadh, which would reduce the journey time from 4 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 40 minutes.
He said the train would leave Dammam at 9:15 a.m. for Riyadh and the train from Riyadh to Dammam at 1:10 p.m. He said plans were underway to set up dry ports in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Sudair.
He said that the train journey had become popular because of its cost, convenience and comfort. “Every day we see the train is filled to 90 capacity.”


Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

  • Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”
  • On Monday, the forces also intercepted and destroyed two missiles launched by the Houthis targeting Makkah and Jeddah

RIYADH: The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthis towards Najran airport, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. 

Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the drone was intercepted and destroyed at 1.46 p.m. on Thursday. 

Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”.

On Monday, the forces also intercepted two missiles over Makkah province, which were launched by the Houthis. Reports said the missiles were aimed at Makkah and Jeddah.

Houthi militants also tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab coalition said on Tuesday.