Middle East

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.
ISRAEL’s transport minister Mr Israel Katz announced on January 9 that the 57km A1 Link will begin operating on March 30, the eve of Passover.
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has signed a contract with Bombardier for an additional 54 Twindexx Vario double-deck coaches, taking the operator’s fleet to 512.
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has conducted its first test run with an electric locomotive when a Bombardier Traxx locomotive reached a speed of 160km/h along the first 12km electrified section of…
QATAR Rail has awarded a €3bn contract to RKH Qitarat to operate and maintain both the Doha metro and the Lusail light rail network north of the Qatari capital for…
THE Iraqi government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alstom for the development of a light rail line in Baghdad and a two-line metro in Basra.
THE governor of Hail region, Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad officially inaugurated the new station at Hail on Saudi Railways Company’s (SAR) North-South Railway on November 22 ahead of…
TEL AVIV’s Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued a tender for the supply and maintenance of systems for the 24km Red Line light rail project. Closing dates for bids…
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