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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 first Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 train for the Riyadh metro Orange Line (Line 3) was delivered to the Saudi capital on November 29. Bombardier is supplying 47 of the two-car trains for the 40.7km east-west...
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A ceremony was held at Afula station in Israel on November 8 to mark the start of commercial services on the 60km Valley Line linking Haifa Lev Hamifratz with Beit Shee'an following three months of...
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ISRAEL transportation minister Mr Yisrael Katz announced on November 1 that the government is planning to extend the Jerusalem - Tel Aviv A1 high-speed rail link, which is currently under construction to the Western Wall...
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SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) has started to take delivery of 1186 tank wagons for the transport of sulphur and phosphoric acid for operation of the 2750km North-South Railway.The wagons are of three types and comprise...
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THE governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar says that passenger services on the southern section of Saudi Railway Company’s (SAR) North-South Railway from Riyadh to Al-Mujamma'ah will begin at the start of 2017. The opening...
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OMAN Rail, which is responsible for developing the country’s 2135km railway network, has issued a call for tender for consultants for key elements of the project.The contracts will be awarded for two years with two...
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ISRAEL Railways has issued a call for tender for the construction of its first electric train depot which will be built between existing diesel train depots at Lod.The 9300m2 depot will be used to maintain...
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IRAN Railways (RAI) is set to receive fuel incentives from the government in return for increasing its freight and passenger volumes. The government has offered RAI a 35-litre-equivalent incentive for every 1000-tonne-km increase in transit traffic,...
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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...