Saudi SAR offers customers hassle-free Uber ride-booking from stations

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Saudi Railway Company (SAR), a state-owned company that operates Saudi Arabia’s rail network, in partnership with American mobility service provider Uber, has launched a new service to offer transport facilities to customers from the stations to their final desired destinations.

Under the partnership agreement, which has been agreed for an initial two years, the new service will cover stations in Riyadh on the North Train line and Qassim, and for the Eastern Train, Riyadh, Hofuf, and Dammam. The second phase of the agreement is expected to cover the stations of Al Majmaah, Hail, Al Jawf, Qurayyat and Abqaiq.

The service will enable SAR clients to use the Uber app on their phones to book directly before reaching their destination stations allowing them to arrive safely, quickly, and comfortably at their ultimate destinations. 

Similarly, SAR and Uber will collaborate to strengthen their existing partnership within SAR stations, on trains, and via the website, with the aim of boosting the client experience and encouraging them to make advance transportation reservations.

Mohammad Gazzaz
Mohammad Gazzaz
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Uber Saudi Arabia

“Cooperation with the public transport sector and providers of mobility services between cities is at the heart of our vision, which aims to provide an integrated system for our clients with seamless mobility solutions. By doing so, we are redefining the ways we travel, helping to create better cities. Our participation with SAR is a milestone and an effective contribution to achieving this constructive vision while providing the opportunity for SAR’s passengers to benefit from Uber’s technologies.”

Senior Vice President for Passenger Transport at SAR, Eng. Khaled Al-Harbi said that this agreement is part of SAR’s development plans which aim to attract more people to experience the rail travel experience.

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