Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih, Chairman of the Public Transport Authority, said that the merger of the General Corporation for Railways and the Saudi Railways Company "SAR" is in its final stage, and it is expected that this will be by the end of this year or the beginning of the first quarter of 2021.
Al-Rumaih explained that the merger will constitute a great integration and contribute to raising efficiency and reducing costs, indicating that there is no stoppage of projects due to the Corona pandemic, as it continued with great support from the state.
Consequently, the authority focuses on making the networks interconnected because this would achieve greater benefit for them and higher efficiency at a lower cost. Al-Rumaih pointed out that linking the North Line to the Haramain is part of the plan to benefit from it in transporting goods and passengers.
With regard to the maritime sector, Al-Rumaih indicated that the state pays great attention to it, indicating that the authority has completed a study on investment opportunities in linking coastal cities and will present it to the private sector, as there will be promising opportunities in the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf.