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SRO awards freight line track-doubling contract 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 - Dammam freight-only line.
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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...
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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...