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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Jerusalem Green Line concession awarded

    2019-08-09T08:45:02Z

    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 ...

  • One of the two lines to be built in the first phase would serve Bahrain International Airport.
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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    2019-05-28T11:43:23Z

    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 announced on ...

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    Passenger service begins on Doha metro Red Line

    2019-05-08T13:00:18Z

    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. ...

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

    2019-04-17T15:19:40Z

    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 ...

  • President Hassan Rouhani and Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi inaugurated the first phase of metro Line 6 on April 7.
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    President inaugurates Tehran metro Line 6

    2019-04-08T08:59:18Z

    IRAN: President Hassan Rouhani and Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi inaugurated the first phase of metro Line 6 on April 7. The 9 km underground route runs south from Shohada Square, where interchange is provided with Line 4, to Dowlat Abad. One intermediate station has opened, and six more are ...

  • Serco Group has signed a two-year extension of its contract to operate and maintain the Dubai metro.
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    Serco signs Dubai metro contract extension

    2019-04-01T10:00:04Z

    UAE: Serco Group has signed a two-year extension of its contract to operate and maintain the Dubai metro, the company announced on April 1. The 680m dirham extension covers operations and maintenance of the two metro lines in the city until September 2021. This includes the operation and maintenance ...

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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 Saudi British Bank; ...

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    Dubai takes delivery of first Route 2020 metro train

    2018-11-12T16:03:09Z

    UAE: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has taken delivery of the first of 50 driverless Metropolis trainsets that Alstom is supplying for the Route 2020 extension. The five-car train was shipped from the German port of Bremerhaven after being assembled at Alstom’s Katowice factory in Poland. It is 85·5 ...

  • 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

    2018-10-18T15:30:13Z

    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 3/4 via footbridges. ...

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    Doha metro fleet expanded ahead of World Cup 2022

    2018-10-05T09:52:20Z

    QATAR: Qatar Railways Co has awarded Kinki Sharyo a contract to supply a further 35 three-car driverless trainsets for the Doha metro project. The contract announced on October 4 takes the total order to 110 trainsets, which are branded Al Faras . The additional vehicles have been ordered to increase ...

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    BYD electric buses ordered for Jerusalem

    2018-09-20T06:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: Operator Egged has ordered seven electric buses from BYD for operation in Jerusalem. The 12 m long vehicles are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019, and form part of a larger project to test alternative transport technology in the country. Egged has operated ...