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Israel inaugurates Jezreel Valley line ISRAEL’s minister of transport Mr Yisrael Katz took an inaugural trip on August 29 on the 60km Jezreel Valley line linking Haifa and Beit Shee’an ahead of the start of scheduled services on October 16.
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ISRAEL’s minister of transport Mr Yisrael Katz took an inaugural trip on August 29 on the 60km Jezreel Valley line linking Haifa and Beit Shee’an ahead of the start of scheduled services on October 16.Passengers...
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QATAR Rail has awarded an 80:20 joint venture of Hill International, United States, and Astad Engineering Consultancy, Qatar, a 30-month extension to its contract to provide project management services on the Doha metro Green Line. The...
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TEST running started on July 24 on the 60km Valley Line linking Haifa Lev Hamifratz with Beit Shee'an while Israel’s transport minister Mr Israel Katz has announced plans for two more new lines. The Valley line...
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ISRAEL Railways has invited bids by November 11 for a five-year contract, extendable up to 10 years, to design, install and maintain a GSM-R telecommunications system on its 800km network. The GSM-R architecture will comprise mobile...
jerusalem-approves-light-rail-green-line
JERUSALEM's district council has approved the alignment of the 19.6km Green Line, the Israeli capital's second light rail line. The new line will run from Gilo in the southwest of the city via Binyanei-Hauma, the location...
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DUBAI Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed on June 29 that it has award the Alstom-led Expolink consortium a Dirhams 10.6bn ($US 2.9bn) contract to build and equip an extension of the metro Red Line...
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FOLLOWING the cancellation of a tender for switches and crossings, Israel Railways (IR) has decided to invite prospective suppliers to attend face-to-face meetings to assess the tender documents. IR requires turnouts, diamond crossings and expansion switches...
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SAUDI Arabia's minister of transport Mr Suleiman Al Hamdan has been appointed head of Saudi Railway Company (SAR), which the government has decreed will now become responsible for all new line construction projects.Al Hamdan succeeds...
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A full-size mock-up of a Metropolis train for lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro was presented in the Saudi capital by Alstom on June 8 to the governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal...
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THE Fast consortium, which is constructing lines 4, 5 and 6 of Riyadh's new 176.6km six-line metro, says it has completed 40% of the project and is on course to open the three lines at...