Haramain high speed line.

SAUDI ARABIA: Xrail Group has been awarded a seven-year contract to undertake corrective and preventive maintenance of the ETCS Level 2 signalling and technical buildings on the Haramain High Speed Rail line, acting as subcontractor to Siemens Mobility.

Xrail will provide 24/7 support from six maintenance centres situated along the 453 km route.

Announcing the contract win, Xrail said it was ‘proud to export railway expertise from the UK to Saudi Arabia, to help develop local talent, transfer knowledge and know-how and to ensure a strong, stable and competent legacy’.