Urban transport news from the Middle East & Africa

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    Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles

    2020-01-31T12:54:00+00:00

    QATAR: Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority have announced a deal for a fleet of self-driving electric shuttles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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    Tunis suburban railway modernisation backed by EBRD

    2020-01-22T07:00:00+00:00

    TUNISA: The acquisition of 18 light rail vehicles to replace ageing rolling stock on the 18 km Tunis – La Goulette – La Marsa 750 V DC overhead electric suburban railway is to be financed using a €45m loan agreed last month by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development ...

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    EBRD finances Izmir metro civil works

    2020-01-16T13:00:00+00:00

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with a loan to finance the €754·5m construction of civil works for the planned Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line serving the southeast of the city.

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    Convertible trams enter service as Msheireb Downtown Doha tramway opens

    2020-01-14T06:00:00+00:00

    QATAR: A 2·12 km circular tramway in the Msheireb Downtown Doha district of the capital opened at the end of December.

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    Abidjan to expand bus network and study cocoa biofuel

    2019-12-27T08:00:00+00:00

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The Ministry of Transport, transport operator SOTRA and Scania have signed an agreement for the supply of 400 low-entry 13 m buses and 50 compressed gas fuelled 18 m articulated buses, which will have with bodies from Marcopolo. The deal includes depot upgrading and training of drivers and ...

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    Abidjan metro package approved

    2019-12-23T13:13:00+00:00

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The government has formally approved the technical and funding proposals for construction of an elevated metro line in Abidjan, which is to be developed by a consortium of French companies.

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