Middle East and African urban transport news – Page 6

  • The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4.
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    Mauritius Metro Express light rail vehicle arrives

    2019-07-05T13:04:33Z

    MAURITIUS: The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4, with five more expected to follow by the end of the year. The initial 13 km Port Louis – Rose Hill section of the Metro Express line is ...

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    Consultants selected to develop Addis Ababa transport plan

    2019-07-04T06:00:00Z

    ETHIOPIA: The government has selected Ramboll to help it to develop a strategic infrastructure plan for Addis Ababa. The World Bank funded project focuses on sustainable urban development as the capital is experiencing a sharp increase in air pollution and traffic congestion. Ramboll is the lead consultant in a ...

  • The Constantine tramway has been extended south to Ali Mendjeli.
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    Constantine tramway extended

    2019-06-04T07:00:00Z

    ALGERIA: An extension of the Constantine tramway to the new city of Ali Mendjeli entered revenue service on May 3. The 6·9 km extension runs south from the terminus of the initial route at Zouaghi and adds five stops. In July 2015 Entreprise du Métro d’Alger awarded a turnkey ...

  • Bombardier Transportation is preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. The rolling stock would be built at its Derby plant.
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    Bombardier Transportation selected for Cairo monorail contract

    2019-05-28T11:43:00Z

    EGYPT: Bombardier Transportation has been named preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. A 54 km line would connect east Cairo with the New Administrative City, and a 42 km line would link October 6 City with Giza. The contract ...

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    Passenger service begins on Doha metro Red Line

    2019-05-08T13:00:00Z

    QATAR: A soft launch for the driverless Doha metro took place on May 8 with the start of passenger services on the Red Line. Services are operating between 08.00 and 23.00 on the section between Al Qassar in the north and Al Wakra in the south, with 13 stations. The ...

  • CRRC Changchun is supplying a fleet of light metro vehicles to Tel Aviv.
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    Tel Aviv light metro vehicle rolled out

    2019-04-17T15:19:00Z

    ISRAEL: CRRC Changchun rolled out the first of the light metro vehicles it is supplying for the Red Line in Tel Aviv on April 16. Project promoter NTA signed a contract at the end of 2015 for 90 vehicles with an option for 30 more. The rolling stock will be ...

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    Cairo metro bogie drop to reduce downtime

    2019-03-05T06:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Representatives of the National Tunnels Authority and Cairo metro depot operator Colas Rail recently visited the UK to inspect a bogie drop which Sheffield-based depot equipment manufacturer Mechan is to supply for a depot on Line 3, the Al Thawra line. This will enable bogies to be removed and ...

  • King Mohammed VI officially opens Casablanca’s second tram line.
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    King opens second Casablanca tram line

    2019-01-25T11:27:28Z

    MOROCCO: King Mohammed VI officially opened Casablanca’s second tram line on January 23, with revenue services starting the following day. Line T2 runs between Sidi Bernoussi and Aïn Diab. It has a total length of 22·5 km, including 15 km of new alignment and 7·5 km of existing line between ...

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    Riyadh metro naming rights partners chosen

    2018-12-05T15:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Riyadh Development Authority has selected partners for the naming rights to eight of the 85 stations on the city’s future metro network. The 10-year contracts are worth a total of 1·05bn riyals, which is to be reinvested into metro operations. The sponsors are: The ...

  • The FAST Consortium which is building Riyadh Metro Line 4 has been awarded a contract to build a two-station extension to serve King Khalid International Airport.
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    Riyadh Metro airport extension contract awarded

    2018-10-18T15:30:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The FAST Consortium which is building Riyadh Metro Line 4 has been awarded a contract to build a two-station extension to serve King Khalid International Airport. This will include a 1·5 km viaduct and two elevated stations with direct access to airport terminals 1/2 and ...

  • Siemens is supplying the fleet for lines 1 and 2.
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    RATP Dev consortium to operate two Riyadh metro lines

    2018-09-18T09:34:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has awarded the Capital Metro Co joint venture of RATP Dev and Saudi Public Transport Co the operations and maintenance contract for Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2. The 12-year contract covers the mobilisation period ahead of opening next year and has ...

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    Italo-French consortium to operate most Riyadh metro lines

    2018-09-18T08:35:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has presented a letter of award to the FLOW consortium of FS Italiane, Alstom and Ansaldo STS covering the operation and maintenance of lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro. The 12-year contract covers the mobilisation period ahead of ...

  • Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative capital.
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    Cairo railway construction fleet delivered

    2018-07-16T06:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative capital development to the east. In August 2017 the National Authority for Tunnels ...

  • Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project.
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    Lagos Blue Line metro agreement

    2018-07-06T08:29:22Z

    NIGERIA: Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project. The ‘head of agreement’ was signed when France’s President Macron visited the France-Nigeria Business Forum in the city on July 4, and a definitive contract is expected to ...

  • The Route 2020 project will extend the Dubai Metro’s Red Line by 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower to the Expo 2020 site.
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    Dubai Metro extension financial close

    2018-03-23T11:32:00Z

    UAE: Financial close for Phase 2 of the Route 2020 project to extend the Dubai Metro’s Red Line by 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower to the Expo 2020 site was achieved on March 20. Banco Santander, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC Bank Middle East, Intesa ...

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    Tunnelling begins on Dubai metro extension

    2017-10-25T14:34:00Z

    UAE: Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum officially launched tunnelling on the Route 2020 metro extension on October 24. Twin tunnels 8·8 m in diameter are being bored by 103 m long tunnel boring machine Al Wugeisha Expo 2020. The 3·2 km section from ...

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    Alstom to supply Tel Aviv Red Line signalling

    2017-10-02T16:07:00Z

    ISRAEL: Alstom has been selected as preferred bidder for a US$110m contract to supply signalling, control and automation systems for the 23 km Tel Aviv light metro Red Line, project promoter NTA announced on October 1 .Ansaldo STS had also submitted a bid.‘I congratulate Alstom on joining ...

  • A contract has been signed for construction of a light rail line in Mauritius.
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    Mauritius light rail contract signed

    2017-08-04T09:10:56Z

    MAURITIUS: The government signed a Rs18·8bn contract with Larsen & Toubro on July 31 for the construction of the Metro Express light rail line, which would link Port Louis with Curepipe. L&T is responsible for civil works, electrification, signalling, the fare collection system and the passenger information system. It ...

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    Riyadh takes delivery of Alstom metro train

    2017-03-06T10:27:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has taken delivery of the first Alstom Metropolis trainset for the Riyadh metro. Alstom is supplying 69 two-car driverless trainsets from its Katowice factory in Poland, with deliveries due to be completed in 2018. The 36 m long trains have a maximum speed of 90 ...

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    Tel Aviv Red Line tunnelling begins

    2017-02-20T10:53:00Z

    ISRAEL: Transport Minister Israel Katz attended a ceremony on February 19 to mark the start of tunnel boring on the Red Line in Tel Aviv, which included the launch of TBM Golda, named after former prime minister Golda Meir. The TBM made by CREG is the first of eight that ...