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Saudi Railway Organization Programme

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Saudi Railway Organization (SRO) operates a 1005km double line between Riyadh, Hofuf and Dammam. The network is extending from King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam and the City of Dammam itself (on the Kingdom’s east coast) to Riyadh, the Capital in Central Arabia, passing by Abqaiq, Hofuf, Haradh, Al-Tawdhihiyah and Al-Kharj. The line equals to 1,500km single line with standard gauge of 1435mm. The network is divided into three districts of almost equal length i.e. Dammam District, Hofuf District and Riyadh District.


SALFO SAUDI ARABIA & Associates provides technical consultancy services for “Global Maintenance”, the maintenance outsourcing contractor, of the network. The project includes the maintenance of railroad networks which are spread over Dammam, Riyadh and Hofuf lines. The main items of work consist of :

  • Main Line: 12.90 Km
  • Double Line: 449 Km (Line 1 – Passenger line), 556 Km (Line 2 – Cargo line)
  • Branch Line : 474 Km


The scope covers all maintenance work for the railway infrastructure, excluding systems, and rolling stock. Technical consultancy apart from documentation and managerial support, provides special technical issue research.