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SAR starts first passenger services from Riyadh SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) inaugurated its first passenger services on February 26 on the Riyadh - Al Qassim section of the North-South Railway with an intermediate stop at Majmaah.
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A ceremony to mark the laying of the cornerstone for the Modi’in curve, a new 2.5km direct link between Modi’in and the new Jerusalem - Tel Aviv A1 Link, was held at Modi’in Outskirts station...
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UNIPART Rail, Britain, and Arabian Railway Company (ARC) announced on March 12 that they will form a joint venture to deliver projects, supply chain services and consultancy in Saudi Arabia. The signing of a memorandum of...
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DUBAI's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Alstom, leader of the Expolink consortium, has awarded Thales a contract to provide systems for the Red Line metro extension and upgrade project. Thales will provide an upgraded CBTC...
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ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...
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ALSTOM has successfully handed over the first of 69 driverless metro trains it is delivering to Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) for use on lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Saudi capital’s metro network. The 750V...
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AZERBAIJAN officially inaugurated a new cross-border link to the Iranian city of Astara on March 5 when the first test train crossed the newly-constructed dual-gauge (1520mm and 1435mm gauge) bridge over the Astarachay river, which...
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SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) inaugurated its first passenger services on February 26 on the Riyadh - Al Qassim section of the North-South Railway with an intermediate stop at Majmaah.SAR is operating what it describes as...
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TUNNEL boring on the Red Line of the Tel Aviv metro started four months ahead of schedule on February 19. Half of the 24km line will be underground.Eight tunnel boring machines will work in pairs...
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ISRAEL’s National Council for Design and Construction has approved plans for a 43km interurban tram-train line linking Haifa with Nazareth and referred the project to the Israeli government. The Shekels 5.9bn ($US 1.6bn) line from Haifa...
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An agreement was ratified last month between Saudi Arabia and the Al Shoula consortium responsible for equipping and operating the Haramain high-speed line for a phased opening. IRJ’s Spanish regional editor Ferran Torga explains why...

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