Tabuk Province
Historic Site

Old Hijaz Railway Station (Tabuk station)

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Hijaz Railway Station (Tabuk station), King Abdul Aziz Road, Tabuk Saudi Arabia
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Description

Located in Tabuk, Hijaz Railway Station was built almost a century ago to take Muslim pilgrims from Damascus to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina but ended in ruins less than two decades after its start. It has become a famous tourist attraction and was recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site in Tabuk.

History 

The railway created a link between Constantinople and the Hijaz region in Saudi Arabia; however, sections of the railway line were attacked during the First World War, and the station was reduced to ruins. By 1920, the railway track had been completely abandoned. 

Attractions in the Railway Station

The line’s largest stations are accessible from Medina and Tabuk. The stations have been restored for tourists, who can now visit and find out more about this railway's brief and poignant history. A museum was also recently constructed near the station in Al-Hijr to preserve the history and attract more tourists. 

Inside the station, you will find artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs that tell stories of an era that is long gone. The station in northern Tabuk houses an old model locomotive and freight car.

A trip around the railway station does not take much time; however, the timings of the museum vary due to COVID restrictions, which is why it is best to confirm beforehand if the site is open for visitors or not.

 

Location

Hijaz Railway Station (Tabuk station), King Abdul Aziz Road, Tabuk Saudi Arabia

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Hafeez Uddin

Hafeez Uddin

08/01/2022 02:42

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Nafat is good petrol station fuel quality is excellent
Audrey Aga

Audrey Aga

06/23/2022 11:08

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A piece of history from the Ottoman Empire in Saudi Arabia. These pictures were mainly taken in Tabuk, however if you travel by car on the Tabuk-Madinah road, you can see many stations and the actual train tracks along the way from Tabuk to Madinah.
Felix (SonFX)

Felix (SonFX)

04/05/2022 01:01

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Historic place to visit in Tabuk..... The meeting point of merchants.
zerina etha

zerina etha

03/25/2022 10:21

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What I expected was not there,just entered and saw few sleepy and unconcerned guards around doing noting.....only the small museum with the basic knowledge about the railways was described....the otr places around wer not allowed.....so don't have big expectations...
Pulot joff

Pulot joff

01/25/2022 12:12

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Bad experience, security guard doesnt let me in. I travel from jeddah to tabuk and spend my long week vacation just to see some historic places in tabuk but it turns out security guard doesnt understand that this place open for public. Even though i arived 1 hour before there closing time. Better kuck next time!
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