With 99,000 sq.m, Al-Haramain train terminal at KAIA stands as the world's largest
Occupying an area of 99,000 square meters within Jeddah-based King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), Al-Haramain train station stands as the world's largest terminal connected to an airport, an official report said.
The airport's station is part of the terminal stations of Al-Haramain express project, which also include Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and Rabigh’s King Abdullah Economic City.
Thus KAIA has turned to be the Middle East's only airport connected to a railway station.
The airport terminal accommodates six trains at one time, able to operate a journey every ten minutes during peak hours, said the report.
The project is designed to meet the increasing numbers of pilgrims and Umrah performers coming from inside and outside the Kingdom and alleviate pressure on Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah highways.
As many as 40 male and female Saudi highly-qualified personnel are administering the station at one shift, the report said, adding that the project complies with the requirements of the Kingdom Vision 2030.