SAR passenger numbers rise

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The cargo transported by the railway company’s freight trains also recorded a 24 percent increase.
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  • The company said that the freight service also contributed to the removal of more than 871,000 trucks from the roads
  • Saudi Railways CEO said results are reflective of the high-quality service and emergence of Saudi railways as a reliable transportation option

More than 2.3 million passengers used Saudi Railways during the first half of 2022, a 121-percent increase as compared to the same period last year.

The cargo transported by the railway company’s freight trains also recorded a 24 percent increase as compared to the first half of the previous year to reach more than 6.7 million tons, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The freight service also contributed to the removal of more than 871,000 trucks from the roads.

Bashar Al-Malik, the CEO of the company, said the first half results are reflective of the high-quality service and emergence of Saudi railways as a reliable transportation option.

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