Middle East

TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued an invitation to prequalify for tenders for the LRT Green and Purple Lines.
THE first electrically-hauled test train on Israel’s A1 Link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem has travelled on the final section of the 57km new line and reached Jerusalem Navon (formerly…
JACOBS Engineering, United States, has been selected by Etihad Rail for a contract to provide technical and programme consulting services for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) national freight and passenger…
SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) saw a 139% increase in the number of passengers on its trains during the second quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year with…
ISRAEL’s transport minister has revived plans to build a new line from Rosh-Ha-Ayin via Petakh-Tikva in the center of Israel east to Ariel, but rather than constructing it as a…
QATAR’s prime minister and interior minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, together with the transport and communications minister, Mr Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, travelled on an LRV…
ACCORDING to a report by SCI Verkehr, the market for railway products and services in Africa and the Middle East is forging ahead, with an average annual growth rate of…
ETIHAD Rail has awarded a project management consultancy contract to Egis, France, to assist with the expansion of the existing 264km line linking Ruwais and Habshan on the Persian Gulf…
ISRAEL’s transport minister Mr Israel Katz announced on May 18 that the 57km A1 Link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will now open on September 23.
The oil price crash of 2014-2015 had a huge impact on government revenues of the petrostates of the Persian Gulf, forcing a rethink of ambitious rail development plans. Now private…
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