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Doha metro achieves tunnelling milestone TUNNEL boring machine (TBM) Al Mayeda, which started tunnelling at Al Corniche station on the Red Line of the Doha metro in November 2014, bored through into Msheireb station on June 11.
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OMAN Rail, which is developing the country's 2135km railway network, has issued an open tender for the selection of a freight and network operations and maintenance partner. The scope of services expected from the O&M partner...
iran-to-set-up-rolling-stock-laboratory
IRANIAN Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) has appointed Italcertifer, Italy, to provide technical assistance for a project to develop a rolling stock testing laboratory, which will support the introduction of new train fleets on the country's...
ratp-targets-uae-transit-through-jv
RATP Group subsidiary RATP Dev has signed an agreement with Zain Capital, which is part of the Lakhraim Business Group, to establish a joint venture that will target some of the United Arab Emirates' largest...
doha-metro-achieves-tunnelling-milestone
TUNNEL boring machine (TBM) Al Mayeda, which started tunnelling at Al Corniche station on the Red Line of the Doha metro in November 2014, bored through into Msheireb station on June 11.Msheireb will become the...
safety-assessor-sought-for-oman-rail
OMAN's Ministry of Transport and Communications has launched a tender for a contract to provide independent safety assessment (ISA) and safety audit services for the country's planned 2135km national railway network. According to the tender, the...
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PLANS have been announced by Eng Irit Shperber, director of transport planning in Israel's Transport Ministry, for the construction of a tram-train line between Haifa Lev-Ha-Migrate, Kiryat-Ata, Shefaram, and Nazareth.There will be 17 stations on...
israeli-reopening-project-disrupts-services
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...
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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...