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Premier Composite Technologies completes roof installation at Haramain Railway Station

News International-French

4 Jun 2014

Dubai based advanced composites manufacturer is the first contractor to complete roof installation at any of the four Haramain Railway Stations.

The Haramain High Speed Railway project links the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City. The work was planned in phases and includes the construction of four passenger stations. The project is driven by the Saudi Railway Organization involving a 450km rail link between Mecca and Madinah.

All stations have a common planning strategy but each has its own distinctive design and building envelope to represent the cities that they serve.

PCT was awarded the contract to build the Concourse Roof at the Madinah station in February 2012. The scope of work for PCT included all elements of design engineering, manufacturing, delivery and installation of the advanced composite cladding for the concourse roof at the Haramain railway station at Madinah.

With a built up area of 172,000sq.m, the Madinah station contains facilities and services for passengers designed in accordance with the best international standards of high speed train stations. The station's facilities include a main building of the station which houses the arrival and departure concourses, a mosque with a capacity of 600 worshipers, a center for civil defense, helipad, pavements for trains, car parking with a capacity of 1,000 parking spaces which are divided into short and long-term parking and VIP lounges. The station has also been linked with the Public Transportation System through the provision of appropriate parking area for buses, and linking the station via pedestrian pathway with the Light Train Station which is planned to be implemented on King Abdul-Aziz Road.