September 23, 2013

DB International wins Saudi HS consultancy contract

Written by 
  • Print
  • Email

SAUDI Railways Organisation (SRO) has awarded a contract to DB International to supervise infrastructure design work, rolling stock production, and project management for the 450km Mecca – Jeddah – Medina high-speed line.

DB International will be responsible for reviewing the design of the track, signalling and telecommunications for the 320km/h line. It will also provide technical assistance for the construction of the control centre and the electrification equipment, as well as for the operation and maintenance of the new line.

In addition, DB International will review the design and supervise manufacture of the fleet of Talgo high-speed trains. In order to do so, DB International says it will implement a stringent quality control system.

Get the latest rail news

IRJ Rail Brief newsletter covers global railway news