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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2010 at 7:04pm
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The rail is constructed parallel to the pedestrian road so that pilgrim tents in Mina are not disturbed.

Also called the Makkah Metro, the project was originally planned to be a monorail, but was changed to a conventional steel-wheel, steel-rail design running on a viaduct. The entire train system, including stations, will be elevated and pilgrims will have access to escalators and staircases to reach it.

 
 
wow, unusal design.
 
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Quote abosait Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2010 at 10:19am
The photo posted by abuayisha is similar to the mono rail that was proposed, but not of the Saudi Metro. As per the news report which I have copy-pasted above, the train runs on tracks like any other train but the only difference is that the tracks are overhead/elevated as also the the stations.
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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2010 at 7:12pm
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The photo posted by abuayisha is similar to the mono rail that was proposed, but not of the Saudi Metro. As per the news report which I have copy-pasted above, the train runs on tracks like any other train but the only difference is that the tracks are overhead/elevated as also the the stations.
 
 
 
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