Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet approves new railway regulations for the Kingdom – Travel And Tour World

Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet approved on Tuesday new regulations that govern the railways in the Kingdom. In 2023, number of railways passengers exceeded 11.2 million

The decision “supports achieving the goals of the National Transport & Logistics Strategy, and contributes to the governance of the railway sector and regulates the relationship between the infrastructure owner, the operator and the beneficiary,” Minister of Transport and Logistic Services Saleh Al-Jasser said.

The new regulations will ensure that railway services providers continue to apply the highest standards and requirements for safety and quality, and will develop policies and legislation that ensure fair competitiveness, the minister added.

Trains also transported 24.7 million tons of goods and minerals, an increase of 6% during the same year.

Al-Jasser stated that regulations in the railway of Saudi Arabia will contribute to encouraging use and ensure the protection of railways, their infrastructure, and facilities in accordance with internationally approved standards.

The new law also specified penalties to protect railway tracks from violations and damage to the network.

The minister thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for approving the new law.

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