© Peter Hermes Furian |saudi arabia map
© Peter Hermes Furian

Saudi Arabia looks set to revitalise a plan which will see a new railway linking the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. It has asked for bids to build the 1,000-mile land bridge, which would cut three days off the five-day journey by sea.

The plan has been on hold since 2008, but building could start as early as this year, and improve links to Riyadh and Jeddah.

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