Saudi Railway Company goes into partnership with Careem to launch joint passenger transport service

Saudi Railway Company, also known as SAR, has agreed with ride-hailing platform Careem to offer passengers additional transportation services after they arrive at its stations, reports say.
The joint venture aims to make it easier and for passengers to travel on from railway stations to their final destinations, the kingdom’s state-run news agency SPA notes citing a statement.
The first phase of the deal, the statement added, covers North Train stops in Riyadh and Qassim, and Eastern Train stations in Riyadh, Dammam and Hofuf. Phase two of the agreement will expand the service to stations in Al-Majmaah, Hail, Al-Jawf and Qurayyat on the North Train line, and Abqaiq on the East Train route, for a year.
SAR customers with the new service, will easily book a ride to their final destination ahead of their arrival at a station. Careem, owned by Uber, will provide reception areas at stations for the new service, with clear signs guiding passengers to them from platforms.

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