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SAR to take responsibility for Saudi rail construction SAUDI Arabia's minister of transport Mr Suleiman Al Hamdan has been appointed head of Saudi Railway Company (SAR), which the government has decreed will now become responsible for all new line construction projects.
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SAUDI Arabia's minister of transport Mr Suleiman Al Hamdan has been appointed head of Saudi Railway Company (SAR), which the government has decreed will now become responsible for all new line construction projects.Al Hamdan succeeds...
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A full-size mock-up of a Metropolis train for lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro was presented in the Saudi capital by Alstom on June 8 to the governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal...
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THE Fast consortium, which is constructing lines 4, 5 and 6 of Riyadh's new 176.6km six-line metro, says it has completed 40% of the project and is on course to open the three lines at...
israel-railways-launches-a1-link-telecoms-tender
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has invited bids by June 30 for a 10-year contract to design, build, test, commission, and maintain a radio communications system for the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem A1 fast rail link.The cellular-based...
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TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA), the public company responsible for developing the city's light rail network, published a tender on May 15 for the operation and maintenance of the Red Line. The 24km line...
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ACCORDING to Spain's minister of public works, Mrs Ana Pastor, Saudi Arabia has granted the Spanish-Saudi Al-Shoula consortium an extra 14 months to complete the Haramain high-speed project.Renfe, which will operate the 450km line linking...
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QATAR Rail (QR) has terminated its contact with the consortium building the main stations for the $US 17.8bn Doha metro project. The $US 1.4bn design and build contract was awarded to a consortium comprising Korea's Samsung...
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OMAN's plans to build a railway to connect with its neighbouring Gulf states has been put on hold, according to the director of the Minister for Transport and Communications' office Mr Mohammed Al Shuaili. Speaking with...
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ISRAEL Railways (IR) and the Israeli transport and finance ministries are considering a recommendation by Louis Berger Group to construct a 26km twin-bore rail tunnel beneath Tel Aviv to double rail capacity through the city.Passenger...
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QATAR Railways (QR) has unveiled the designs for the Doha metro and Lusail light rail vehicles, which are due to enter service in 2020. Kinki Sharyo is supplying 75 three-car metro trains, dubbed Al Faras, which...