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Siemens presents Riyadh metro train IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: SIEMENS presented the first driverless Inspiro metro train for Riyadh metro Line 1 (Blue Line) to representatives of Arriyadh Development Authority (ARA) at InnoTrans on September 20.
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THE six best and final bids were submitted to Israel Railways on September 28 for a contract to supply a fleet of 60 double-deck EMUs totalling 330 cars.The six bidders are: Alstom, Bombardier, Hitachi Rail...
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THE prime minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani visited Hamad International Airport Terminal 1 metro station on September 25 to witness the final breakthrough of TBM Msheireb on the...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: SIEMENS says it has delivered eight of the 19 Avenio QEC low-floor LRVs for Qatar’s Education City light rail line, while the remaining 11 vehicles are at the company’s Wildenrath test...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: SIEMENS presented the first driverless Inspiro metro train for Riyadh metro Line 1 (Blue Line) to representatives of Arriyadh Development Authority (ARA) at InnoTrans on September 20. As E&M partner in the...
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TEL Aviv’s Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has invited bids by November 10 for a consultant to conduct a feasibility study for a high-capacity metro line connecting the northern and southern suburbs of Tel Aviv.The...
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CROWN Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed laid a foundation stone on September 5 to officially launch construction on the Route 2020 metro link to the site of Expo 2020. The 15km line will branch...
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ISRAEL’s minister of transport Mr Yisrael Katz took an inaugural trip on August 29 on the 60km Jezreel Valley line linking Haifa and Beit Shee’an ahead of the start of scheduled services on October 16. Passengers...
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QATAR Rail has awarded an 80:20 joint venture of Hill International, United States, and Astad Engineering Consultancy, Qatar, a 30-month extension to its contract to provide project management services on the Doha metro Green Line. The...
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TEST running started on July 24 on the 60km Valley Line linking Haifa Lev Hamifratz with Beit Shee'an while Israel’s transport minister Mr Israel Katz has announced plans for two more new lines. The Valley line...
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ISRAEL Railways has invited bids by November 11 for a five-year contract, extendable up to 10 years, to design, install and maintain a GSM-R telecommunications system on its 800km network. The GSM-R architecture will comprise mobile...