Middle East

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    Islamabad – Tehran – Istanbul freight service relaunched

    2022-01-11T13:43:00Z

    ASIA: A rail freight service linking Islamabad, Tehran and Istanbul has been relaunched, a decade after the last attempt to develop services on the 6 500 km route. The ISI train was despatched with a ceremony in Islamabad on December 21, and reached Ankara on January ...

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    First phase of Lusail tramway opens

    2022-01-10T14:30:00Z

    QATAR: The first section of the four-line Lusail tram network was opened for trial public services on January 1.

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    Iran – Iraq rail link agreement signed

    2021-12-29T10:59:00Z

    ASIA: An agreement has been signed to complete the 30 km Shalamcheh – Basra railway which would connect the national rail networks of Iran and Iraq. Islamic Republic of Iran Railways and Iraqi Republic Railways expect to establish a joint venture within two months to implement ...

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    Tel Aviv Metro network management contract awarded

    2021-12-07T15:31:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv metro project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has awarded its network management contract to the METAV consortium of Egis and local partner Gadish Group. METAV will act as chief consultant to NTA during the development of the proposed €40bn three-line network totalling ...

  • A three-stage integrated railway development strategy building on the Etihad Rail network was announced by the government on December 5, during the Expo 2020 world fair.
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    UAE Railways Programme aims to connect the emirates

    2021-12-06T11:54:00Z

    UAE: A three-stage integrated railway development strategy building on the Etihad Rail network was announced by the government on December 5, during the Expo 2020 world fair. The 50bn dirham UAE Railways Programme aims to provide reliable transport connections between the emirates and support the economy, ...

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    Etihad Rail tunnelling completed

    2021-11-22T11:20:00Z

    UAE: All of the tunnels required for Stage 2 of the national rail network have now been holed through, project promoter Etihad Rail announced on November 21.

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    Education City Yellow Line opened

    2021-11-17T10:00:00Z

    QATAR: Services have started running on the Yellow Line of the Education City light rail network, providing connections between Education City Stadium and the Qatar Metro Green Line at Al Shaqab.

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
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    Pyramid metro trains ordered

    2021-11-11T12:01:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Mitsubishi Corp and Kinki Sharyo a ¥40bn contract to supply 184 metro cars incorporating ‘advanced railway technologies developed in Japan’ for use on Phase 1 of Cairo Line 4. Announcing the contract on November 9, Mitsubishi Corp said ...

  • Egyptian National Railways Wabtec ES30Aci Evolution locos
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    Egyptian National Railways orders 100 locomotives

    2021-11-09T09:07:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Wabtec a contract for the supply and multi-year maintenance of 100 ES30ACi Evolution Series diesel locomotives. The contract signed in a ceremony on November 8 is part of ENR’s ongoing modernisation programme, and is being funded by the European Bank ...

  • Cairo metro Line 1 Alstom Metropolis train impression
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    Cairo Metro fleet modernisation agreements

    2021-11-08T15:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has reached an agreement for Alstom to supply and maintain 55 Metropolis trainsets for Cairo Metro Line 1, and has awarded CAF and Mitsubishi a contract to refurbish 23 existing trains. The agreements announced on November 8 form part of ...

  • Dubai Metro (Photo: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority)
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    Thales awarded Dubai metro signalling contract

    2021-10-18T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai metro operating contractor Keolis-MHI JV has appointed Thales to provide corrective maintenance, on-demand enhancements, repairs and spare parts for the signalling and communication systems. Thales’ management system is intended to optimise energy consumption and improve the overall connectivity, efficiency and performance of the metro ...

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    Be’er Sheva light rail planning underway

    2021-10-08T05:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: The Ministry of Transport & Road Safety’s Infrastructure Planning & Development Administration has held its first meeting to oversee the development of a light rail line in the city of Be’er Sheva. The 25 km line would serve the North/University and Central railway stations, Ben ...

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    First Cairo monorail trainsets delivered

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The first two of 70 four-car Alstom Innovia 300 trains for the Cairo monorail project have been delivered to the Egyptian capital. The vehicles are being manufactured at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK, with work on the Mitrac traction systems led by the company’s ...

  • Dubai driverless metro1_RTA
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    Keolis-MHI takes over Dubai metro and tram operations

    2021-09-08T15:16:00Z

    UAE: ‘This is an exciting day for us’, Keolis Group’s International CEO Bernard Tabary told Metro Report International when a Keolis-MHI joint venture took over the operation and maintenance of Dubai’s driverless metro and tram networks on September 8.

  • Planned rail project in Egypt (Image: Siemens Mobility)
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    Egypt signs contract for ‘Suez Canal on tracks’

    2021-09-01T11:22:00Z

    EGYPT: A US$4·5bn contract has been signed for the construction of 660 km of ‘modern, safe, and integrated’ mixed traffic electrified railway connecting Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean.

  • Jerusalem Mayor light rail Red Line rails
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    Jerusalem light rail expansion tracklaying begins

    2021-08-13T13:41:00Z

    ISRAEL: Ceremonial first rails for the expansion of Jerusalem’s light rail Red Line were laid in the presence of Mayor Moshe Lion on August 11. The line is being extended north to Neve Ya’akov and south from Mount Hertzel to the Hadassah hospital, adding 11 stops. ...

  • Signalling equipment at Quseia in Egypt (Photo Alstom)
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    Egyptian signalling equipment commissioned

    2021-07-25T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Alstom has installed and commissioned a Smartlock 400GP electronic interlocking, Iconis SCADA and an 11 kV substation at Quseia to cover a 15 km section of the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut line along the Nile to the south of ...

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    Etihad Rail tracklaying heads for Dubai

    2021-07-01T14:26:00Z

    UAE: With work progressing on Stage 2 of the planned 1 200 km national rail network, project promoter Etihad Rail has completed the first section of trackwork for its new line connecting the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Tracklaying on the ...

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    Cairo monorail train rolled out in Derby

    2021-06-29T13:59:00Z

    EGYPT: The first of 70 four-car Innovia 300 driverless monorail trainsets for two lines which are under construction in Cairo has been rolled out at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK. In August 2019, Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels and a ...

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    Egyptian National Railways awards loco refurbishment contract

    2021-06-21T08:01:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Ukraine’s Nikolaev Locomotive Repair Plant a contract to modernise 55 Adtranz DE2550 diesel locomotives. ‘We will carry out deep modernisation of diesel locomotives with the installation of new engines, power and auxiliary equipment and microprocessor control systems to significantly ...