Saudi women start driving Bullet Trains from Makkah to Madinah. Saudi Railways has released a video of women driving trains and getting training while sitting in the driving cabin.
According to a video clip that went viral on social media, the Saudi women can be seen busy performing their duties on the train.
The video, released on New Year’s Day, featured some of the women who took part in the training and said that they were so proud to be a part of the pioneering initiative, of which they were the first batch, and were looking forward to the road ahead.
After a year of training, the 32 women are now on track to drive bullet trains on the 453-kilometer Haramain high-speed line between the Saudi cities of Mecca and Medina, making them the first women to drive SAR trains.
Makkah-Madinah Haramain high-speed train is one of the fastest trains in the world.
Saudi woman Sara Al Shehri has said that “I and my colleagues have been the first to have the honor of running a high-speed train in the Middle East, which I am proud of.”
Noorah Hisham, another Saudi woman who completed the training, says that it is a job of great responsibility. The safety of those who come for Hajj, Umrah, and Ziarat is the responsibility of the Haramain Express driver.