Middle East

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.
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    Egyptian locomotive renewal programme underway

    2019-09-16T10:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has invited expressions of interest in the supply of up to 100 diesel-electric locomotives for use on long-distance passenger services, with tendering expected to get underway by the end of the year. The project is to be funded with a €290m loan ...

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    Consortium selected to build Tel Aviv loop line

    2019-09-12T07:52:00Z

    ISRAEL: The Electra Infrastructures consortium has been selected as preferred bidder to undertake civil engineering works on the planned 30 km line between Rishon Le-Ziyyon and Modi’in, Israel Railways announced on September 10. The electrified east-west line will largely follow the median of Highway 431, forming ...

  • CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi Railway Co.
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    Condition-based maintenance in the desert

    2019-08-28T15:00:00Z

    CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi Railway Co. SAUDI ARABIA: CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi ...

  • The Transasia Express passenger service between Tehran and Ankara has been relaunched after a four-year suspension.
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    Tehran – Ankara passenger service relaunched

    2019-08-20T14:18:00Z

    ASIA: The Transasia Express passenger service between Tehran and Ankara has been relaunched after a four-year suspension. The first departure left the Iranian capital on August 7, watched by Managing Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Saeed Rasouli and the Turkish ambassador. The train is scheduled to ...

  • Railway cybersecurity startup company Cervello has raised US$4·5m during a seed funding round.
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    Cybersecurity firm raises seed funding

    2019-08-05T13:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: Railway cybersecurity startup company Cervello has raised US$4·5m during a seed funding round. Investors include North First Ventures of Israel and Awz Ventures of Canada, along with Nissim Bar-El, the founder of technology security consultancy Comsec Group. ‘As operators further digitise their infrastructure, the railway industry is adopting ...

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    Talgo signs Egyptian co-operation agreement

    2019-08-01T12:01:26Z

    EGYPT: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has signed a framework co-operation agreement with the Arab Organization for Industrialization for the joint development of capacity and performance improvement projects on the Egyptian rail network. Signed in Madrid by Talgo CEO Jose Maria Oriol Fabra and the Chairman of AOI’s SEMAF ...

  • Israel Railways has reconfigured three of its Bombardier Transportation double-deck coaches.   The revised interior layout is designed to provide a 20% increase in capacity per vehicle.
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    Higher capacity double-deck coach on test

    2019-07-22T10:03:53Z

    ISRAEL: National railway ISR has reconfigured three of its Bombardier Transportation double-deck coaches with a revised interior layout designed to provide a 20% increase in capacity per vehicle In order to accommodate more standing passengers, the seats and tables have been removed from the lower deck and replaced with ...

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    Motorola wins Israel Railways communications contract

    2019-07-01T08:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: Motorola Solutions has won a contract to supply Israel Railways with up to 3 000 push-to-talk over cellular mobile devices equipped with its WAVE group communication service, and to operate and maintain the network for three years. Hot Mobile will act as the mobile network carrier. There is ...

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    Etihad Rail awards Abu Dhabi – Dubai construction contracts

    2019-06-26T08:14:24Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded the next two civil engineering and track works contracts for the construction of Stage Two of the national railway network. With a total value of 4·4bn dirhams, the 216 km Package B and 94 km Package C routes will form the backbone of the UAE’s ...

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    Bombardier to supply 74 more double-deck coaches to Israel

    2019-06-07T06:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract to supply 74 Twindexx Vario double-deck coaches to Israel Railways. The €147m order announced on June 6 is an option on a framework agreement signed in October 2010 and will take ISR’s total fleet of Bombardier double-deck coaches to 586. The order ...