Jordan railway news

News about railway and urban rail infrastructure, operations, policy, projects and the supply industry in Jordan.

  • IMEC meeting

    Railway planned as part of India – Middle East – Europe Economic Corridor


    ASIA: Ambitions to develop an India – Middle East – Europe economic corridor with sea transport from India to the Gulf region and a railway linking Middle Eastern countries with each other and to Europe were announced at the G20 summit in New Delhi. IMEC is ...

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    Support for Israeli section of ‘Gulf to Gulf’ railway


    ASIA: Israel’s National Infrastructure Committee has given its backing to proposals to extend the Jezreel Valley railway to the border with Jordan, in what is envisaged to be the first stage of a possible ‘Gulf to Gulf’ railway linking the Bay of Haifa with Jordan, Saudi ...

  • Organisations

    Ministry of Transport, Jordan

    The Ministry is responsible for all modes of transport and provision of transport facilities. It sets policy for rail transport as well as approving construction of new lines within the framework of national transport strategy. AddressPO Box 3521411180 AmmanJordanPhone+962 6 551 8111Fax+962 6 552

  • The Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority are to study the development of a railway connecting a dry port at Ma’an with port facilities around Aqaba.

    Aqaba railway feasibility study agreed


    JORDAN: The Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake feasibility and technical studies for the development of a 195 km railway connecting a planned inland dry port at Ma’an with port facilities around Aqaba. The existing 1 050 ...

  • The proposed airport rail link would use the existing Hedjaz Jordan Railway corridor.

    Amman airport rail link pre-feasibility study


    JORDAN: The Ministry of Transport is developing plans for a light rail link between central Amman and Queen Alia International Airport. The proposed line would run for around 35 km on the existing Hedjaz Jordan Railway corridor between Amman station in the Al Mahatta district of the ...

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    Ambitious strategy ready to start


    JORDAN: Following the completion of a feasibility study by BNP Paribas, Minister of Transport Alaa Batayneh hopes to call tenders this year for development of three routes totalling 1080 km under a PPP concession. The government began land acquisition last year, and construction is expected to begin ...

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    Advisors sought for national rail plan


    JORDAN: The government will shortly appoint financial, legal and technical advisers to assist with the development of a national rail network. On January 26 Transport Minister Alaa Batayneh told the Petra news agency that he expected to see detailed cost figures within 10 months, paving the way ...

  • News

    Amman - Zarqa light rail back on


    JORDAN: A new contract has been awarded for the construction and operation of the long-planned inter-urban light rail line between Amman and Zarqa. The US$332m 30-year build-operate-transfer concession with Spain's Ineco-Tifsa and a Kuwaiti partner replaces a US$240m contract with a consortium of Jordanian, Pakistani and Chinese firms which was ...

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    Amman contract


    Transport Minister Soud Nseirat announced on May 8 that a consortium of Jordanian, Pakistani and Chinese firms has been awarded a contract worth between 170 and 180m dinars to build the Amman - Zarqa light rail line (RG 1.07 p9).The contract was expected to be signed during the World Economic ...

  • News

    Wisconsin moves into Jordan


    Tonnage carried by the Aqaba Railway is expected to triple by 2002 after a Raytheon-led consortium takes a 25 year lease AUGUST 18 saw the signing of an agreement under which management and operation of the 292 km Aqaba Railway in Jordan will pass to a consortium that includes Wisconsin ...

  • News

    Pilgrim shuttles


    MANY MOONS have passed since anyone has suggested reviving the Hedjaz Railway, built in 1901-08 from Damascus to the Islamic holy city of Medina in what is now Saudi Arabia. Although sections were famously destroyed by Lawrence of Arabia, substantial parts of the 1050mm gauge line are remarkably intact, and ...

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    Aqaba concession


    THE GOVERNMENT of Jordan has invited prequalification bids by January 25 for a concessionaire to run the 292 km Aqaba Railway. This follows the appointment of CPCS Transcom of Canada to assist with the process. Secretary-General for Transport Issa Ayyoub said in December that a 20 to 25 year concession ...