Middle East and African urban transport news – Page 5

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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, ...

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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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    Société Générale joins Izmir metro financing

    2020-05-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Société Générale is to provide part of the financing for the construction of a 7·2 km western extension of Izmir’s 19 km Evka 3 – Fahrettin Altay metro line. The French lender is providing €25m as a B-loan under the European Bank for Reconstruction ...

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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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    Istanbul airport metro train contract awarded

    2020-04-28T15:56:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co a contract to supply 176 metro cars for Istanbul Line M11, which will serve the city’s new airport. CRRC Zhuzhou was the sole qualified bidder for the tender which was opened on ...

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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 line. ...

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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. The line ...

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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 US$45bn. ...

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    Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles

    2020-01-31T12:54:00Z

    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. The partnership will deliver 35 autonomous, electric ID. BUZZ AD cars capable of carrying up to four passengers, as well as ...

  • Tunis – La Goulette – La Marsa suburban railway
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    Tunis suburban railway modernisation backed by EBRD

    2020-01-22T07:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Istanbul airport metro tracklaying begins

    2020-01-21T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The start of tracklaying on metro line M11 to Istanbul’s main airport was officially marked when President Erdoğan attended the welding of a ceremonial first rail at the future Gayrettepe terminus on January 18. The 37·5 km line is being built by a consortium of ...

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    EBRD finances Izmir metro civil works

    2020-01-16T13:00:00Z

    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

    2020-01-14T06:00:00Z

    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 the ...

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    First phase of Doha metro completed

    2019-12-11T09:55:00Z

    QATAR: The first phase of the driverless metro network in Doha has been completed, with the opening of the third line and two extensions of the first route on December 10. The 22 km Green Line runs from Al Riffa in the west to Al Mansoura in ...

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    Doha metro Gold Line opens

    2019-11-25T09:36:00Z

    QATAR: The Doha metro Gold Line opened to passengers on November 21, a little over six months after the Red Line became the first operational metro line in the city. The 14 km Gold Line serves 11 stations between Ras Bu Abboud in the east and Al ...

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    Mauritius Metro Express inaugurated

    2019-10-17T12:21:39.820Z

    Photo: Stephen Spark MAURITIUS: The first phase of the Metro Express light rail project was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth at a ceremony on October 3. The 13 km north-south route serves nine stops between Immigration Square in Port Louis and Rose Hill. The ...

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    Jerusalem Green Line concession awarded

    2019-08-09T08:45:00Z

    ISRAEL: The TransJerusalem J-Net consortium of CAF and Shapir has been awarded a PPP concession to build and operate the Green Line tram project in Jerusalem. TransJerusalem J-Net beat a bid from a consortium of Shikun & Binui, Egged, CRRC, Comsa, Efatec and MPK. As well as ...

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    Cairo monorail contract signed

    2019-08-08T09:11:22Z

    EGYPT: A design, build and operate contract for two driverless monorail lines serving Cairo was signed by the National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors on August 5. The consortium was named preferred bidder in May for the contract, which ...

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    Bahrain metro consultancy shortlist

    2019-07-11T09:21:00Z

    BAHRAIN: The Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunication has shortlisted three bidders to provide consultancy services for the first phase of the country’s planned metro network. Al Zayani Engineering, KPMG and PwC have been shortlisted for the transaction advisory contract. Bids were also submitted by Deloitte Professional Services, ...

  • Zonegreen has installed its Depot Personnel Protection System at three maintenance and stabling sites on the Doha Metro.
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    Doha Metro depot protection systems rolled-out

    2019-07-08T05:00:00Z

    QATAR: Zonegreen has installed its Depot Personnel Protection System at three maintenance and stabling sites on the Doha Metro. The first installation was completed at the main Al Wakra heavy maintenance depot ready for the opening of the first phase of the north–south Red Line in May. ...