1999 News Story

New airport to be accessible by rail as well as road

Minister of Communications Dr. Nasser Bin Muhammad Al-Salloum has announced that a project is under consideration for a railway link to the new King Fahd International Airport in the Eastern Province, which, he said, is a necessity. Meanwhile, he reported the start of the second construction phase of the new access road to the airport from Dammam. In addition, he said, plans are being made for a rail link between Jubail and Jeddah, and a feasibility study for privatization of the Saudi Railway Organization will soon be completed.