The Hejaz Railway
​​​​​​The Hejaz railway was a narrow-gauge railway that ran from Damascus to Medina, through the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. It was a part of the Ottoman railway network and the original goal was to extend the line to the holy city of Makkah. However, construction was interrupted due to the outbreak of World War I, after which it fell into disrepair.  The  line was used for nine years, with several of its stations now developed into popular tourist attractions.

 Medina Museum

The former Hejaz railway station now houses Medina Museum, a key destination for historical researchers and tourists. The museum includes the railway buildings, a Hejaz railway gallery in the former repair shop, a crafts market, and traditional eateries. 

 Tabuk station

The  80,000 m2 Tabuk station – which first welcomed an arriving service in 1906 CE – has been restored into a popular tourist attraction in the heart of the city. Consisting of several buildings constructed parallel to the tracks, it has benefited from several restoration projects that have ensured it is in good constructional condition. 

 Madain Saleh Station

One of the key destinations on the pilgrims trail, the station is close by  an ancient Islamic castle with Al Naqa Well in its center, a lake, several stone wells, and 16 railway stone buildings.

 Boghaz tunnel

The 60m tunnel between Al Akhdar and Al Mestabqa stations was one of the line’s architectural masterpieces. ​
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