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Designs presented for Riyadh Orange Line trains FINAL designs for the Riyadh metro Orange Line train fleet have been presented to the governor of Riyadh and chairman of Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) by Bombardier, which is supplying 47 two-car Innovia Metro 300 sets for the 40.7km east-west line.
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ISRAEL Railways (IR) announced on October 28 that it has shortlisted five prequalified suppliers for a design-supply-build-maintain contract for the first stage of its electrification programme. The $US 3.2bn project involves the installation of 25kV 50Hz...
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FINAL designs for the Riyadh metro Orange Line train fleet have been presented to the governor of Riyadh and chairman of Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) by Bombardier, which is supplying 47 two-car Innovia Metro 300...
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ISRAEL's national electrification programme moved a step closer yesterday after the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Internal Affairs, Services, and Local Government approved the plan developed by the transport minister Mr Israel Katz to electrify 420km of...
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PUBLIC services began on October 11 on the first phase of the metro network in the Iranian city of Shiraz. The initial section of Line 1 links Ehsan Square with Namazi in the city centre and...
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THE final breakthrough of the second bore of the 11.6km tunnel on the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem A1 fast rail link took place on October 6, marking completion of tunnelling on the project. The holing...
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FOLLOWING the establishment of a new railfreight subsidiary, the Railfreight Company, as a legal entity in July, Israel Railways (IR) has begun the process of recruiting a general manager for the company, which IR forecasts...
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ISRAEL Railways (IR) says it is on course for a profitable year following a significant improvement in first-half financial performance and traffic figures. Increasing passenger and freight volumes helped to drive operating profits up to around...
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ARRIYADH Development Authority has appointed Lloyd's Register Rail to act as independent safety assessor (ISA) for the $US 22.5bn Riyadh metro project. Lloyd's Register Rail will be responsible for carrying out regular assessments and audits of...
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THE United Arab Emirates' federal government will fund the second phase of the country's railway network, which is set to be built by Etihad Rail, the company's acting CEO confirmed this week. Stage two encompasses a...
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IRANIAN Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) says it has completed the rollout of Automatic Train Control (ATC) on the Tehran – Mashhad line as part of a broader programme to deploy the system on the Iranian...