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Saudi Arabia partners with Alstom for a 22.4 km tramway system in AlUla

AlUla, is set to be home to the world’s longest battery-powered, catenary-free tramway line. This ambitious project, stretching over 22.4 kilometers, will feature 17 strategically located stations, offering access to five of AlUla’s core historical districts, namely AlUla Old Town, Dadan, Jabal Ikmah, Nabataean Horizon, and Hegra Historical City.

“This project is truly unique as it combines sustainability, passenger experience, and immersion into the surroundings, in a region full of history and wonders. It is so much more than a tramway and we are extremely honored to have been selected by the Royal Commission of AlUla,” explained Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director of Alstom Saudi Arabia.


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A collaborative entreprise

The project is a collaboration with French locomotive manufacturer Alstom. The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) in Saudi Arabia has inked a €500 million contract with Alstom to deliver this tramway line. The project includes a comprehensive 10-year maintenance agreement, ensuring the highest availability and performance of the trams. Alstom’s HealthHub tool will be employed for predictive maintenance and fleet management. 


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Published on 10 January 2024