Saudi passengers walk at Mecca's train station as the new high-speed railway line linking Mecca and Medina opens. The Haramain High Speed Rail system will transport Muslim pilgrims, as well as regular travellers, 450 kilometres (280 miles) between the two cities via the Red Sea port of Jeddah in two hours.

Saudi passengers sit in the platform at Mecca's train station as the new high-speed railway line linking Mecca and Medina opens.

Saudi passengers walk inside a waggon at Mecca's train station as the new high-speed railway line linking Mecca and Medina opens.

Saudi passengers are seen inside a waggon at Mecca's train station as the new high-speed railway line linking Mecca and Medina opens.