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Saudi women set to run trains on PNU campus

Thirty nine Saudi women are set to take over command of trains on Princess Noura University (PNU) campus for the first time in the history of the kingdom, Arab News has reported. Firyal Al-Kurdi, assistant director general of the company that is tasked with operation and supervision of the campus metro, said that the women had received a 90-hour special training from a number of countries. "There were four training courses held in Britain, Denmark and Italy during a 40-day period, which were supervised by specialists. They are now undergoing additional training inside the kingdom," she said. The women would be tasked with daily inspection of the train coaches, checking engines, giving signal to leave the station, collection of passenger details, giving guidance and assistance to passengers, and deal with emergency situations to ensure their safety, said Al-Kurdi.