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Saudi railway training centre opens 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.
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NIGERIA's Ministry of Transport has invited bids for a consultant to carry out a $US 8m feasibility study into the construction of six proposed standard-gauge lines totalling 4028km.The projects include a line which would largely...
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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...
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Consultant Arthur D Little and the International Public Transport Association's (UITP) Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 study outlines recommendations for how global cities can improve their public transport offerings amidst the pressures of increasing urbanisation...
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Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries in the world to have virtually no public transport in its major cities, but this is about to change as plans for comprehensive bus and rail networks...
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The first section of the $US 8bn 2750km North-South Railway has been in operation since 2011. Commissioning of the rest of the railway will start next year, and as David Briginshaw reports, Saudi Railway Company...
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Saudi Railways Organisation has a lot on its plate. It is upgrading its existing railway in the east of Saudi Arabia, overseeing the construction of the Haramain high-speed line in the west, and developing plans...
THE scale of the investment in developing rail networks in Saudi Arabia, both nationally and in the major cities, can only really be appreciated by visiting this huge country. It is not just the number...
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IRANIAN Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) says it is seeking finance from China for the electrification of the 926km Tehran – Mashhad line. RAI's electrification projects manager Mr Qassem Saketi told Iran's Fars News Agency that the...
AN integrated public transport network of light rail and buses in Dammam could cost Riyals 60bn ($US 16bn) and be implemented by 2021, following its approval by Saudi Arabia's Council of Ministers on May 19....