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Revised opening date agreed for Saudi HS project A new opening date for the Haramain high-speed project, announced last November, was ratified on January 16 during a visit to Saudi Arabia by a Spanish delegation led by Spain’s King Felipe VI when Saudi authorities agreed to extend the delivery deadline by 14 months until March 2018 and to acknowledge €150m in cost overruns.
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A new opening date for the Haramain high-speed project, announced last November, was ratified on January 16 during a visit to Saudi Arabia by a Spanish delegation led by Spain’s King Felipe VI when Saudi...
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ELBIT Systems, alongside its French partner Corys, announced on January 12 that it has won a tender to build simulators to train Israel Railways’ (IR) drivers. The tender was issued in December 2015, and the companies...
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DUBAI Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a joint venture of Systra and Aecom a 14-month contract to support preparations for the second and third phases of the Al Sufouh Tramway. Under the contract, Aecom...
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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...