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Israeli minister plans to name Western Wall train station after Trump
27/12/2017 (The Guardian - UK): Israel’s transport minister is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to extend Jerusalem’s soon-to-open high-speed rail line to the Western Wall, where he wants to name a station after the US president, Donald Trump. Yisrael Katz’s proposal for the “Donald John Trump” station, which is in the initial planning stage, involves constructing two underground stations and excavating more than two miles (3km) of tunnel 50 metres beneath central Jerusalem and under the politically and historically sensitive Old City. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray, and the new station would be located near the Jewish Quarter’s “Cardo”, an ancient thoroughfare a few dozen metres from the wall..
First Saudi Railway Company train arrives in Hail
27/12/2017 (Arab News - KSA): JEDDAH: A Saudi Railway Company (SAR) train arrived in Hail on Saturday, making its debut trip. Hail is the fourth stop from Riyadh, with the train passing through Al-Majma’ah and Qassem. Locals welcomed the train by doing the Ardha folk dance. This service offers Hail residents a comfortable and safe option that connects them to the capital, Riyadh. SAR has also announced job opportunities in service and maintenance positions..