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    Etihad Rail awards control centre contract as work starts on Package B

    2020-04-06T09:57:00Z

    UAE: National railway promoter Etihad Rail has confirmed the award of an 846m dirham contract for construction of its central Operations & Maintenance facility at Al Fayah in the suburbs of Abu Dhabi.

  • Railway from Gorgan to Incheh Borun on Iran's border with Turkmenistan.
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    Russian Railways pulls out of Iranian infrastructure work

    2020-04-02T15:10:00Z

    IRAN: Russian Railways confirmed on April 2 that it had ceased work on infrastructure projects in Iran, and was to close its Tehran office. As part of this, its overseas engineering business RZD International has ceased work to electrify and increase capacity on the 495 km ...

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    Israel Railways electrification plan revised

    2020-04-01T11:24:00Z

    ISRAEL: An updated and accelerated 25 kV 50 Hz electrification plan was approved by the government, Israel Railways and contractor Sociedad Española de Montajes Industriales on March 29, following months of negotiation and an external review. ISR has completed the first test ...

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    Vossloh wins Etihad Rail track contract

    2020-03-26T06:00:00Z

    UAE: Rail fastenings and turnouts for Package 2A of the Etihad Rail network are to be supplied by Vossloh, under a contract awarded by the joint venture responsible for the 139 km Ruwais – Ghuweifat line. The contract to build this section was awarded in March ...

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    Mashhad Metro Line 3 tunnel excavation complete

    2020-03-09T13:51:00Z

    IRAN: Mashhad Metro completed the excavation of an 8·5 km tunnel for Line 3, on March 9. The tunnel will form part of the 28·5 km-long metro Line 3 connecting Amirieh Boulevard in the northwest part of the city to Abouzar district in the southwest. ...

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    Tel Aviv to consult on three metro lines

    2020-02-27T11:57:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv metro promoter NTA expects to start consultation next month for the first stages of three proposed underground heavy metro lines, for which plans were announced last year. Totalling 145 route-km with around 100 stations, the metro network is provisionally expected to cost around ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives.
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    Etihad Rail orders 38 locomotives

    2020-02-27T10:24:00Z

    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives. These will add to the seven 4 500 hp EMD SD70ACS locomotives delivered in 2013 for the opening of the 264 km first phase ...

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    Etihad Rail freight facilities contract awarded

    2020-02-11T13:27:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded a joint venture of L T Construction and Power China International a 1·876bn dirham contract to design, build and commission seven freight handling facilities on Stage 2 of the national rail network. The freight facilities will be built in Industrial City ...

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    Haifa rail freight terminal opened

    2020-01-23T06:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: The Depolog freight terminal at the Port of Haifa has opened, with Israel Railways’ first train carrying 21 containers. The terminal was built by ISR and marine engineering company Maagan. It three tracks with a total length of 1 500 m, including two tracks for ...

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    Haramain signalling maintenance contract awarded

    2020-01-14T13:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Xrail Group has been awarded a seven-year contract to undertake corrective and preventive maintenance of the ETCS Level 2 signalling and technical buildings on the Haramain High Speed Rail line, acting as subcontractor to Siemens Mobility. Xrail will provide 24/7 support from six maintenance ...

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    Convertible trams enter service as Msheireb Downtown Doha tramway opens

    2020-01-14T06:00:00Z

    QATAR: A 2·12 km circular tramway in the Msheireb Downtown Doha district of the capital opened at the end of December. Travel is free. Trams run every 6 min, serving nine stops and a 400 m hop-on/hop-off zone in the Wadi Msheireb area. Interchange to ...

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    Ministers inaugurate Tel Aviv – Jerusalem through service

    2019-12-19T12:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: To mark the start of regular electric through services between Tel Aviv Hahagana and Jerusalem Navon via the A1 fast line on December 21, Israel Railways operated its first passenger-carrying train on December 18.

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    Etihad Rail heads northeast as Package D awarded

    2019-12-19T09:49:00Z

    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded the fourth major contract for its Stage Two expansion programme to a joint venture of China Railway Construction Corp and local partner National Projects Construction. Valued at 4·6bn dinars, the Package D contract ...

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    Haramain launches Jeddah airport service at 300 km/h

    2019-12-11T14:12:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: High speed services to and from Jeddah airport were launched on December 11. The six-track station serving Terminal 1 at King Abdulaziz International Airport is linked to the 450 km Haramain High Speed Railway between Makkah and Madinah by a 6·6 km branch. This ...

  • TMH is to supply ENR with a total of 1 300 coaches
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    South African company joins the global supply chain with TMH contract

    2019-12-11T11:04:00Z

    EGYPT: The TMH International subsidiary of Russian rolling stock manufacturing group Transmashholding has awarded South African company SME Exports a contract to supply 800 heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for coaches ordered by Egyptian National Railways. SME Exports supplies HVAC to customers in South Africa and ...

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    Wabtec delivers locomotives to Egypt

    2019-12-06T13:46:00Z

    EGYPT: Wabtec has delivered 10 Evolution Series diesel locomotives to Egyptian National Railways and the Ministry of Transportation. In June 2017 the Ministry of Transportation and Egyptian National Railways signed a US$575m letter of intent for the supply of 100 mixed-traffic locomotives from GE, which subsequently ...

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    Mianeh – Bostanabad line inaugurated

    2019-12-02T14:41:00Z

    IRAN: Revenue services have started operating on the first section of RAI’s cut-off which is intended to shorten the Tehran – Tabriz route serving the northwest of the country. The 132 km southern section of the new line, between Mianeh and Bostanabad, ...

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    Saudi Railway Co and Russian Railways to co-operate

    2019-10-14T13:43:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev and Saudi Railway Co CEO Dr Bashar Al Malik signed a co-operation agreement in Riyadh on October 14. The parties expressed interest in Russian participation in the construction and ...

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    Etihad Rail awards Stage 2 systems & integration contract

    2019-10-10T14:32:00Z

    UAE: Project promoter Etihad Rail has awarded Hitachi Rail STS the 1·6bn dirham railway systems integration contract for Stage 2 of the national network Hitachi Rail STS is to design, supply, install, test and maintain the railway systems in co-ordination with other Stage 2 ...

  • Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir visited Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works.
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    Prototype Egyptian coaches unveiled by TMH

    2019-10-08T14:22:00Z

    EGYPT: Two prototype third class coaches for Egyptian National Railways were unveiled when Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir visited Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works in Russia on October 4. In September 2018 TMH Hungary signed a five-year contract worth more than €1bn for ...