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Siemens chosen for $US 1bn Israeli EMU order ISRAEL Railways (IR) has named Siemens as preferred bidder for a $US 1bn contract to supply and maintain a fleet of 60 double-deck EMUs comprising 330 cars. There is an option, which is valid for 10 years, to purchase another 10 trains.
tel-aviv-launches-red-line-systems-tender
TEL AVIV’s Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued a tender for the supply and maintenance of systems for the 24km Red Line light rail project. Closing dates for bids is November 30.The systems tender...
israel-completes-first-section-of-electrification
THE first 10km section of main line in Israel has been electrified and is ready to be energised. This is part of the 35km section of the new A1 link between Jerusalem Navon (formerly Hauma)...
first-haramain-test-run-to-mecca-conducted
THE first test run with a Talgo high-speed train was conducted on the southern section of Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed line between Jeddah and Mecca on October 17.Dr Rumaih Al-Rumaih, head of Saudi Arabia’s General...
alstom-to-supply-signalling-for-tel-aviv-red-line
TEL AVIV NTA’s tenders committee announced on October 1 that it has selected Alstom as preferred bidder for a Shekels 390m ($US 110m) contract to supply signalling and train control systems for the light rail...
siemens-selected-for-$us-1bn-israeli-emu-contract
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has named Siemens as preferred bidder for a $US 1bn contract to supply and maintain a fleet of 60 double-deck EMUs comprising 330 cars. There is an option, which is valid for...
doha-metro-trains-begin-testing-in-qatar
DYNAMIC testing of the first trains to be delivered for the Doha metro network has begun in Qatar. Kinki Sharyo is supplying 75 three-car trains for the first phase of the network and the first vehicles...
alstom-and-siemens-vie-for-israeli-emu-order
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has eliminated all but two of the companies bidding for a contract to supply a fleet of 60 double-deck EMUs totalling 330 cars leaving only Alstom and Siemens in the running.Six companies...
sar-to-expand-passenger-service-in-december
SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) plans to extend its daily Riyadh - Majmaah - Al Qassim passenger service north to Hail, Al Jauf and Qurayyat and introduce an overnight train on the same route on December...
crrc-reveals-tel-aviv-lrv-mock-up
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has unveiled a full-scale mock-up of the LRVs it is delivering for Tel Aviv’s Red Line project, which is on display to the public in the city centre.   The mock-up unveiling ceremony...
israel-inaugurates-acre-carmiel-line
ISRAELI prime minister Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, transport minister Mr Israel Katz, and Israel Railways’ general manager Mr Shahar Ayalon were among the passengers on a special train laid on to mark the inauguration of the...

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