Makkah Metro: Everything You Need to Know

By Mohammed Ameen

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Makkah Metro, Mecca Metro,

Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro line (Makkah Metro)

In the bustling city of Makkah, where millions of pilgrims flock each year for Hajj, efficient transportation is vital. Recognizing this need, the Saudi Arabian government introduced the Al Mashaaer Metro or Makkah Metro. This modern and state-of-the-art metro system has revolutionized transportation in Makkah, providing pilgrims and residents with a convenient and reliable means of travel. Let’s delve into the details of this unique transportation system.

Al Mashaaer Metro: A Brief History

The Mashaaer Metro was built for pilgrims during Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage. Construction began in 2008, and it became operational in 2010. With millions of pilgrims visiting Makkah each year, existing transportation couldn’t handle the crowds. The metro ensures safe and timely travel for pilgrims to their destinations.

Mashaaer Metro Station, Makkah Metro Station, Mecca Metro

Overview of the Al Mashaaer Metro

  • Length of the Line: The Makkah Metro covers 18.1 kilometres, with several strategically placed stations along the route.
  • Number of Stations: The metro system features a total of nine stations, ensuring easy access to important pilgrimage sites such as Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah.
  • The capacity of the Trains: The trains operating on the Mashaaer Metro can accommodate about 3,000 passengers, ensuring smooth and efficient travel during peak periods.
  • Ticket Prices: The cost of a metro ticket during Hajj is SAR 250, while the fare for the last day of Hajj is SAR 100.
Makkah Metro Train Interior View, Mashaaer Metro

Makkah Metro Stations

The Makkah Metro comprises a total of 9 stations, starting from Arafat 1 and ending at Jamarat (Mina 3).

Makkah Metro Route Map, قطار المشاعر المقدسة الخط الجنوبي, Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro line
  1. Arafat 1
  2. Arafat 2
  3. Arafat 3
  4. Muzdalifah 1
  5. Muzdalifah 2
  6. Muzdalifah 3
  7. Mina 1
  8. Mina 2
  9. Jamarat (Mina 3)

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In conclusion, the Makkah Metro has revolutionized transportation in Makkah, providing a convenient and efficient mode of travel for millions of pilgrims during Hajj. With its strategic stations and state-of-the-art infrastructure, the metro system ensures pilgrims can reach their destinations safely and on time. The Mashaaer Metro’s extensive line, capacity, and affordable ticket prices have made it an integral part of the pilgrimage experience, easing congestion and improving accessibility. As a testament to Saudi Arabia’s commitment to enhancing the Hajj journey, the Makkah Metro stands as a symbol of modern transportation in the sacred city of Makkah.

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