Riyadh Bahrain bus

Old Nov 29th 2009, 7:31 am
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Hi all, I am getting a bit sick of the drive from Riyadh to Bahrain to get a visa stamp the days I am now working mean I have to go every three weeks so its getting a bit much I have heard of the "VIP" bus that runs and wanted to know if anyone has tried it and if so where dose it leave from and where dose it drop off also how long it takes any help would be great, thanks
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Old Nov 29th 2009, 7:37 am
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Hi all, I am getting a bit sick of the drive from Riyadh to Bahrain to get a visa stamp the days I am now working mean I have to go every three weeks so its getting a bit much I have heard of the "VIP" bus that runs and wanted to know if anyone has tried it and if so where dose it leave from and where dose it drop off also how long it takes any help would be great, thanks
I'm also on the same story I'd also be interested - came back last night & the flight had about 6 of us on it.
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Are you seriously relying on the bus to get you to and from safely?

When your visa/job depends on it?
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Old Nov 29th 2009, 8:14 am
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Are you seriously relying on the bus to get you to and from safely?

When your visa/job depends on it?
I'd assume your reply means the bus service is rather unsafe for various reasons.

Having just arrived from deepest darkest bongo bongo land where the words servicing,roadworthy and drivers licence don't exist.

I appreciate your words of warning & will continue flying.
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Old Nov 29th 2009, 9:26 am
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Hi, I have the site http://www.saptco.com.sa/en/services_vip.htm and have had a look they dont look like old broken down things but know what you are saying I have been here long enough looks like I will be back behind the wheel early Thursday morning
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SAPTCO
Have of late had some very bad accidents and a loss of life was quite high, the Riyadh to Dammam bus that left the road the driver fell asleep, yes they do carry 2 drivers on every bus,
while i accept the amount of road mileage covered per day by these moden bus fleet,is high and the ratio of accidents are rather small, but when you have do have an accident its always a bad one.

However there maint teams are all from the sub continat.
It is well know that these poor blokes work also some very long hours.
I know one of the top men a local in Saptco, he tells me about some of the bad and i mean bad crashes there drivers/ buses do have
One bus crashed earlier this year and all the poor folk on bus were killed many were badly burnt.
Yes there buses look nice and new but the drivers and maint staff are all working some long hours for very little money and thanks.
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Train to Dammam and taxi to the border
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