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Five consortia in running for Oman Rail contract FIVE consortia bidding for the civil works contract for the first phase of Oman's railway network have reportedly passed the technical evaluation carried out by Oman Rail for the project, with the railway subsequently meeting each of the bidding parties last week to discuss pricing.
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TRAIN services on Israel's coastal main line between Haifa and Nahariya will be disrupted for six months to enable the construction of a new junction which will connect the new Valley Line with the coastal...
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FIVE consortia bidding for the civil works contract for the first phase of Oman's railway network have reportedly passed the technical evaluation carried out by Oman Rail for the project, with the railway subsequently meeting...
caf-profits-and-turnover-fall-in-first-quarter
CAF reported an 18.4% fall in net turnover to €306.6m in the first quarter of 2015 following a decline in industrial activity due to "scheduling reasons." This translated to a fall in profit for the period...
israel-railways-hosts-electrification-contract-bidders
ISRAEL Railways (IR) held a three day conference last week to meet with the five participants in the tender for the national railway electrification project as they prepare to submit bids by July 23.   The $US...
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TUNNELLING has been completed on the Lusail light rail project while nearly 20km of the 113km of tunnels required for the Doha metro have been bored, Qatar Rail announced in Doha on April 21."During the...
ricardo-purchases-lloyd’s-register-rail-for-£425m
BRITISH engineering and environmental specialist Ricardo has purchased Lloyd's Register Group's railway consulting subsidiary Lloyd's Register Rail for £42.5m. The deal was signed by the CEOs of Ricardo, Mr Dave Shemmans (pictured left), and Lloyd's...
dubai-approves-metro-red-line-extension
THE government of Dubai has approved the Route 2020 project, which encompasses a 15km, seven station extension of the metro Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station to the site of Expo 2020. The line...
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DETAILED engineering and design for the next sections of the 2177km Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail network will be completed this year, says Mr Ramiz Al-Assar, senior transport specialist for the Middle East and North...
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THE managing director of Qatar Rail, Eng Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, confirmed that the first phase of Qatar's main line rail project will be launched this year.Al Subaie was speaking at the first UIC conference...
sro-signs-track-upgrading-contract
SAUDI Railways Organisation (SRO) has awarded a Riyals 160.2m ($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,...