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British consortium to support Saudi N-S Railway SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) has awarded a £120m five-year contract to provide operational management and technical support services on the North-South Railway to a British consortium of Serco Group, Network Rail Consulting, and railfreight operator Freightliner.
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TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued an international tender notice for a contract to design and build tunnels and station boxes for the 24km light rail Red Line. The contract encompasses the construction...
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SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) has awarded a £120m five-year contract to provide operational management and technical support services on the North-South Railway to a British consortium of Serco Group, Network Rail Consulting, and railfreight operator Freightliner. As...
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QATAR Railways sent a conditional letter of acceptance on February 20 to its preferred bidder for a turnkey contract to supply electrical and mechanical systems including rolling stock for the first phase of the Doha...
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ETIHAD Rail has signed an agreement with Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to cooperate on railway alignments, station locations, and to define contractural and operational requirements for both partiess as Etihad Rail progresses with...
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OMAN's Ministry of Transport and Communications has awarded a consortium led by Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas a $US 149m contract for project management consultancy on the 207km first phase of Oman's proposed 2135km railway network. The line...
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RIDERSHIP on Israel Railways (IR) services increased for the third successive year in 2014, according to figures released by the railway on February 1, which show passenger numbers rose by 7.5% year-on-year to 48.5 million. Much...
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THE A1 high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem moved one step forward on February 5, with the announcement that Electra Bögl JV group has been awarded the Shekels 755m ($US 195m) contract to...
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KUWAIT's Municipal Council approved construction of the Kuwaiti section of the Gulf States Railway at an extraordinary meeting on January 22. According to the Kuwait News Agency, the council's decision means the Ministry of Communications can...
A feasibility study into the construction of a second causeway between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, which will include the first rail link to Bahrain, will be completed in the first quarter of this year. Ms Maryam...
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The reliable operation of diesel locomotives in desert conditions demands specific adaptations to cope with extreme temperatures, low humidity, and sand ingress. David Babinec, locomotive model line manager for EMD explains the development of motive...