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The World's Most Desolate Railway Station?

Updated: Jun 11, 2023


Jeda'a Station on the Hejaz Railway in Saudi Arabia
Jeda'a Station

There can be few railway stops in the world as remote and desolate as Jeda'a Station. Cast adrift in a vast sand-swept wilderness, the little cluster of station buildings served neither human habitation nor commercial interest. The station's primary role was its strategic position, commanding the railway's entry into the great Wadi Hamdh.


Jeda'a Station on the Hejaz Railway in Saudi Arabia
Jeda'a depended on water delivered from other stations on the line

Due to the barren nature of the terrain, wartime attacks on Jeda'a Station and the surrounding line were rare, with the raiding parties having to carry their own supplies of water as well as forage for their camels.


Read more about Jeda'a and the wartime attacks on the station.

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