TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) issued an invitation to bid on November 8 for a contract to design, supply, commission, and maintain a fleet of 90 LRVs for the city's light rail network, with options for 30 additional vehicles.
FEASIBILITY studies have been completed and land acquisition is underway on the first phase of Jordan's proposed 897km national railway network, the country's transport minister Mr Alaa Batayneh told delegates at the International Union of Railways (UIC) Regional Assembly of the Middle East High Level Conference in Amman on November 5.
THE global railway track system market remains on course for steady growth despite the budget crisis in the Euro zone and the slowdown in upgrades in China, according to the latest market study by German consultancy group, SCI Verkehr.
BAHRAIN is aiming to complete its rail masterplan which includes mainline connections to neighbouring GCC countries Saudi Arabia and Qatar as well as plans for metro, light rail, and monorail systems by the end of the year, the country's minister of transport Mr Kamal Ahmed confirmed this week. These would be the first railways to built in Bahrain with the plans due to be realised by 2030.
IRJ at InnoTrans 2012: BOMBARDIER announced today that it has signed contracts worth a total of €281m to supply and maintain traction systems and bogies for the fleet of 36 Series
350 trains being built by Talgo for the Mecca – Jeddah – Medina high-speed line.