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Spain to study Riyadh – Dammam HSL SAUDI Railways Organisation (SRO) has awarded a Riyals 6m ($US 1.6m) contract to a consortium of Spanish consultants led by Consultrans to study options for a high-speed line linking Riyadh and Dammam.
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IRANIAN Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) says it has completed the rollout of Automatic Train Control (ATC) on the Tehran – Mashhad line as part of a broader programme to deploy the system on the Iranian...
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SAUDI Railways Organisation (SRO) has awarded a Riyals 6m ($US 1.6m) contract to a consortium of Spanish consultants led by Consultrans to study options for a high-speed line linking Riyadh and Dammam. The line will have...
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THE president of Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), H E Mohamed Al-Suwaiket, has signed a Riyals 122.9m ($US 32.8m) contract with China Railway Construction Corporation for the renewal of a 78.4km stretch of the Damman –...
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WITH testing now well underway, Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that Dubai's inaugural light rail line, the Al Sufouh Tramway, will open to passengers on November 11. The 10.6km first phase of the...
OMAN Railway Company (ORC) announced a shortlist of prequalified bidders on August 13 for contracts to construct and equip the first phase of the Sultanate's 2244km national railway network. According to a report in the Times...
KUWAIT's Ministry of Communications has finalised the network layout for the $US 20bn metro network in Kuwait City, according to a report in the Arabic daily newspaper Al Shahed. The network will comprise three lines: - Salwa...
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THE president of Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), H E Mohamed Al-Suwaiket, has signed a Riyals 391.5m ($US 104.4m) contract with a Saudi contractor for the first phase of track-doubling on the Riyadh - Harad -...
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ISREAL Railways (ISR) has launched a tender for the supply of between 62 and 78 25kV 50Hz electric locomotives with an option for more. The locomotives are required for ISR's electrification programme which is currently...
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A NEW college to train staff for Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has opened in Buraydah, on a section of the North - South Railway currently under construction. Saudi Railway Polytechnic will be run by TQ...
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A CONSORTIUM of Qatari Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC) and Alstom was awarded a €2bn design-build contract by Qatar Railways for the Lusail light rail project at a ceremony in Paris on June 23 attended by...