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Saudi Railway Company (SAR) Expands and Modernizes Railway Data Infrastructure in Collaboration with Oracle Cloud

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,December 23, 2020

Saudi Railway Company (SAR), has initiated a major digital transformation with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to enhance business agility, create a robust cyber security infrastructure, automate core ticketing system and reduce costs.

"At Saudi Railway Company (SAR), we are on a mission to deliver distinctively high quality and reliable railway transportation services to meet the expectation of our customers, while also acting as a major catalyst for Saudi Arabia's economic growth," Sami Alawfi, IT Director at Saudi Railway Company (SAR) said. 

"Saudi Railway Company (SAR) is rapidly expanding operations, and in order to support this growth, we need to set up a robust disaster recovery system that complements a fully automated and paperless ticketing system. This project will help achieve our goals while ensuring full compliance with the security guidelines for a productive cooperation with our global partners”, added Sami Alawfi.

Under this initiative, Saudi Railway Company (SAR) will also implement Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. Besides reducing vital total cost of ownership (TCO), the implementation will also empower SAR’ leadership to access real time performance data with unique data insights to enable faster and more accurate decision making.

“Saudi Railway Company (SAR) is a national asset, and its performance is vital for the country’s economic success. With the unmatched capabilities of our second-generation cloud infrastructure, that is powered with machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, Saudi Railway will be able to rapidly scale operations, innovate more and create a fully automated and truly modern IT infrastructure”, said Fahad Al Turief, Country Leader - Saudi Arabia, Oracle.

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About Saudi Railways Company (SAR)

The Saudi Railways Company "SAR" was established in 2006 to implement the railway project to connect the north of the Kingdom with its east and center and operate and manage it according to the best standards of safety and sustainability according to international standards.

(SAR) plays a pivotal role in the development of the economy and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through its contribution to the transport sector through freight and passenger services between cities, in addition to its logistical role in transporting mineral products and creating promising opportunities in a way that contributes to achieving the Kingdom's vision 2030 to be a link center for the three continents And through its contribution to reducing carbon emissions and reducing fuel consumption.

Those interested can visit the company's website  or communicate via social media, Facebook, Instagram for any information or inquiries about services, or via the unified number 920000329.

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