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Qatar Rail achieves tunnelling milestones in Doha TUNNELLING has been completed on the Lusail light rail project while nearly 20km of the 113km of tunnels required for the Doha metro have been bored, Qatar Rail announced in Doha on April 21.
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TUNNELLING has been completed on the Lusail light rail project while nearly 20km of the 113km of tunnels required for the Doha metro have been bored, Qatar Rail announced in Doha on April 21."During the...
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BRITISH engineering and environmental specialist Ricardo has purchased Lloyd's Register Group's railway consulting subsidiary Lloyd's Register Rail for £42.5m. The deal was signed by the CEOs of Ricardo, Mr Dave Shemmans (pictured left), and Lloyd's...
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THE government of Dubai has approved the Route 2020 project, which encompasses a 15km, seven station extension of the metro Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station to the site of Expo 2020. The line...
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DETAILED engineering and design for the next sections of the 2177km Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail network will be completed this year, says Mr Ramiz Al-Assar, senior transport specialist for the Middle East and North...
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THE managing director of Qatar Rail, Eng Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, confirmed that the first phase of Qatar's main line rail project will be launched this year.Al Subaie was speaking at the first UIC conference...
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SAUDI Railways Organisation (SRO) has awarded a Riyals 160.2m ($US 42.7m) contract to China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) for the second phase of a project to upgrade the track on the freight line linking Riyadh,...
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DUBAI Roads and Transport Authority has signed a five-year service level agreement with Thales to provide maintenance support services for the city's 75km driverless metro network. Thales says the contract covers on-site and remote maintenance on...
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SAUDI Railways Organisation (SRO) has awarded Talgo a contract worth around €200m to supply and maintain six 13-car diesel trains for Riyadh – Dammam services. The sets will be capable of operating at up to 200...
MEDINA Metro Development Authority (MMDA) has selected a consortium of Egis and Systra to carry out design studies for the planned 95km three-line metro network in the Saudi holy city of Medina. The contract covers the...
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Oman Rail is set to make huge strides on its inaugural railway project in 2015 as its first civil works contracts are awarded and construction gets underway. Kevin Smith reports from Muscat on progress so...