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Saudis cancel Riyadh - Dammam Talgo train order TALGO confirmed in a statement to the Spanish Exchange Commission on July 15 that Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) has cancelled a $US 201m order for six 13-car diesel trains for Riyadh – Dammam services.
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ISRAEL's transport minister Mr Israel Katz has approved the appointment of Mr Kathriel Moriya as the first general manager of Israel Railways' new subsidiary Rail Cargo.Moriya will now start to set up the administrative and...
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CHINA's CRRC Corporation has shipped the first two units from an order for eight six-axle diesel locomotives from Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO). The SDD17 locomotives were ordered last December and built by CRRC subsidiary Qishuyan Locomotive...
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CONSTRUCTION of Israel's Acre - Carmiel line has reached a key milestone with the start of tracklaying on the 23km route. Tracklaying is being carried out by two Israeli companies, Lesico and Shikun together with Germany's...
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THE first of 19 Avenio low-floor LRVs being supplied by Siemens for Qatar's Education City light rail line has left the company's test centre at Wildenrath in northwest Germany on the first stage of its...
saudis-cancel-riyadh-dammam-talgo-train-order
TALGO confirmed in a statement to the Spanish Exchange Commission on July 15 that Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) has cancelled a $US 201m order for six 13-car diesel trains for Riyadh – Dammam services. SRO said...
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OMAN's Ministry of Transport and Communications has held discussions with banks and financial advisors on the possibility of using PPPs to finance construction of the more profitable sections of the country's national rail network. Work is...
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WORK on Line 1 of the Riyadh Metro took a significant step forward this week when the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), Mneefah, named after the horse of the founding King of Saudi Arabia, began...
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IRJ at the UIC High-Speed Rail World Congress, Tokyo: CONSTRUCTION of Saudi Arabia's Haramain high-speed line is back on schedule and services will be running on the entire route within 18 months, according to Renfe,...
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A joint venture of Isolux Corsan, Spain, Turkish construction company Kolin, and Haif Contracting, Saudi Arabia, has been selected as preferred bidder for a contract to carry out civil works on two sections of the...
saudi-arabia-encourages-localisation-for-rail-suppliers
THE Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Sagia) and the metro authorities from the cities of Jeddah and Mecca are in the final stages of producing a joint request for proposals (RFP) for the Mecca and...