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Oman Rail to receive civil works bids TENDERING for the civil works contract for the first phase of Oman's national railway network will conclude with the submission of bids on January 18, and a winning bidder is due to be announced by the middle of the year.
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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...
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TENDERING for the civil works contract for the first phase of Oman's national railway network will conclude with the submission of bids on January 18, and a winning bidder is due to be announced by...
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DELEGATES at this week's Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Rail and Metro conference, hosted by the Oman Ministry and Transport and Communications and the GCC Council, have agreed to prepare a detailed study for the creation...
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TICKETING supplier Indra has signed a € 266m contract to provide all ticketing and access control infrastructure for the new public transport network currently under construction in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Indra will implement...
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ETIHAD Rail, which is developing the railway network in the United Arab Emirates, says it is close to proceeding with construction of the long-awaited second phase of its network. Tenders for the project were issued as...
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ISRAEL Railways (IR) has reported a profit of Shekels 143.8m ($US 36.4m) for the first three quarters of 2014 compared with losses for the previous five years.In 2009 IR reported losses totalling $US 104m, which...
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THE ALYSJ consortium, which is responsible for Doha's $US 4.2bn Gold Line metro project, has secured funding worth more than $US 1bn from Qatar's Barwa Bank along with First Gulf Bank and Qatar International Islamic...
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ISRAEL Railways has filed a draft prospect with the Israeli Securities Authority for a bond issue worth Shekels 1bn ($US 260m) during 2015, the first step in a plan to issue bonds worth up to...

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