Middle East

OPERATIONAL testing began on the Riyadh metro network on April 4, when a two-car Alstom Metropolis train for the Purple Line (Line 6) ran under its own power.
SEVEN of the eight groups prequalified by Israel’s Finance Ministry for the Jerusalem Green Line light rail project have been invited to bid for the tender.
ISRAEL Railways (IR) recorded a sharp decline in operating profti from Shekels 73m ($US 20.7m) in 2016 to Shekels 15m last year, with a net profit of Shekels 13m. This…
ISRAEL’s Committee for National Infrastructure has approved a plan by Israel Railways to quadruple the 85km Tel Aviv - Haifa main line and increase the maximum speed to 250km/h.
IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: Saudi Railway Company (SAR) confirmed on March 12 that it expects to launch tenders “soon” for contracts to build the 950km Landbridge, which will…
IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: The United Arab Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Railway project, confirming that it will complete its connection to…
IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: Kuwait’s Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (Part) is planning to implement the first phase of the country’s national railway network as a Public…
ISRAEL Railways (IR) and Siemens signed a contract worth more than $US 1bn on March 7 for the delivery of 60 Desiro HC regional EMUs over the next 10 years.
ALSTOM presented the first of 28 Citadis Al Mehmel low-floor LRVs for the Lusail light rail network to Qatar’s minister of transport and communications H.E. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti…
Shahar Ayalon, general manager of Israel Railways, talks to Kevin Smith.
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