New Light-Rail Whisks Pilgrims Between Holy Sites

November 15, 2010

Author: Muhammad Lila

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/article/891147

They say the road to Mecca is filled with obstacles. This year, they’re as easy to overcome as hopping on the train.

 

It’s called the Mashair Railway, or the Mecca Metro, the latest high tech deployment in a city where buses, cars and camels have all had their heyday.