Middle East

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    Dubai Route 2020 metro extension inaugurated

    2020-07-09T16:23:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s 15 km Route 2020 metro line was formally inaugurated by the emirate’s Ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on July 8, although revenue services are not expected to begin until September. Built at a cost of 11bn dirhams, ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.
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    Specialist cables developed for Egyptian resignalling project

    2020-06-29T09:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Nexans has supplied 1 700 km of cables specially developed to an Egyptian National Railways and Alstom specification for use on the project to upgrade signalling systems on the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut section of ENR’s main line along the River Nile south ...

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    First batch of TMH coaches arrives in Egypt

    2020-06-26T13:38:00Z

    EGYPT: TMH International delivered an initial batch of 22 third-class, forced ventilation loco-hauled passenger coaches to the port of Alexandria on June 25 as part of its contract to supply 1 300 vehicles of five types to Egyptian National Railways. The first 22 vehicles were manufactured ...

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    Cairo metro Line 3 trains delivered

    2020-06-25T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Hyundai Rotem has begun delivery of 256 metro cars ordered for Cairo Line 3 which is being extended to run 45·5 km east–west across the city and serve the international airport. The 433bn won order was placed by the National Authority for Tunnel in February ...

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    Israel Railways accelerates station enhancement works during lockdown

    2020-05-19T08:24:00Z

    ISRAEL: In addition to accelerating major infrastructure projects and undertaking track and rolling stock maintenance, Israel Railways has used the opportunity presented by the suspension of passenger services during national Covid-19 lockdown measures to undertake planned enhancement works at 40 stations. The ...

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    Haifa – Nazareth tram-train bidders invited

    2020-05-01T08:30:00Z

    ISRAEL: Government-owned project management company Trans Israel Ltd has launched the prequalification process for the planned Haifa – Nazareth tram-train route, seeking international consortia and local companies to tender for a US$838m PPP concession to design, build and operate the 41 km line.

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    Esfahan – Ahvaz rail link memorandum signed

    2020-04-21T13:10:00Z

    IRAN: The Ministry of Roads & Urban Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mapna Group for construction of the long-planned rail link between Esfahan and Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan province

  • The €1bn multilateral agreement to finance Egyptian National Railways’ purchase of 1 300 Transmashholding coaches over five years has come into force
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    Egypt, Russia and Hungary complete coach financing agreement

    2020-04-21T10:53:00Z

    EGYPT: The €1bn multilateral agreement to finance Egyptian National Railways’ purchase of 1 300 Transmashholding coaches over five years has come into force, the Russian supplier announced on April 21. The chair of the ENR board has received the official loan authorisation notice from the Hungarian ...

  • Knorr-Bremse is supplying pneumatic braking systems for the 1 300 coaches which TMH International is building for Egyptian National Railways.
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    Brakes designed for Egypt’s hot and dusty desert climate

    2020-04-16T13:36:00Z

    EGYPT: Knorr-Bremse is supplying pneumatic braking systems for the 1 300 coaches which TMH International is building for Egyptian National Railways. The first of the 140 km/h coaches of various types, which were ordered in September 2018, are scheduled to enter regular service in Q3 2020. ...

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    Cairo Monorail site characterisation contract awarded

    2020-04-14T11:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Arab Contractors has awarded Fugro a contract to undertake geophysical and geotechnical investigations for the second phase of the Cairo Monorail project. Fugro is to deploy up to 15 geotechnical drilling rigs along the 43 km route of the planned Giza to October 6 City ...

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    First electric train reaches Tel Aviv Savidor

    2020-04-08T14:11:00Z

    ISRAEL: Israel Railways operated its first electric test train to Tel Aviv’s Hashalom and Savidor stations on April 5, following energisation of the 25 kV 50 Hz overhead line equipment on the core cross-city Ayalon Corridor.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...