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    Etihad Rail signs agreements with Alstom, SNCF, Progress Rail and Thales

    2022-09-22T08:51:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has signed memoranda of understanding with SNCF International, Alstom, Progress Rail and Thales at InnoTrans, aiming to support economic development by driving the growth of the rail industry in the UAE and the region.

  • Cairo Hyundai Rotem metro train order
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    Local production included in Cairo metro train order

    2022-08-25T13:29:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

  • The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects
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    UK and Israel sign MoU to share transport expertise

    2022-08-24T10:49:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects, which DfT said could lead to ‘fresh business opportunities and potential new jobs’.

  • Etihad Rail new locomotive fleet offloading
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    Locomotives and wagons delivered to Etihad Rail

    2022-08-18T11:15:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has begun taking delivery of 38 locomotives and 842 wagons as part of plans to provide a freight capacity of more than 60 million tonnes per year on the future national railway network. The 38 EMD SD70 diesel-electric locomotives are being supplied by Progress ...

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    Talgo to consider Egyptian rolling stock factory

    2022-08-12T08:22:00Z

    EGYPT: The Ministry of Transport, the National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture and Talgo have agreed to study the feasibility of developing a domestic passenger rolling stock factory. It is envisaged that this could produce 100 air-conditioned first class coaches, 200 air-conditioned second class coaches ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years.
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    Talgo awarded Egyptian night train contract

    2022-08-11T11:19:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years. The contract was announced on August 9. Talgo expects financing to be put in place in the coming months, and deliveries from its Alava ...

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    Egyptian electric train equipment ordered

    2022-08-04T07:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse contracts to supply subsystems for the rolling stock to be delivered for the country’s electric railway programme. The order announced on August 3 includes Knorr-Bremse braking systems and IFE-branded pressure-tight doors with boarding aids for 15 eight-car 230 km/h Velaro ...

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    Saudi Arabia Railways invites bids to supply next generation inter-city trains

    2022-08-01T11:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Prequalified companies have been invited to submit tenders to supply and maintain Saudi Arabia Railways’ next generation of inter-city passenger trains. The tender covers an base order of 10 trainsets to increase capacity on the Riyadh – Dammam route, with an option for a ...

  • Makkah metro control room
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    Makkah metro communications upgraded for Hajj operations

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Hytera has replaced the communication systems on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah metro line in Makkah which only operates during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Hytera said the existing communication system, which had been running since the 18 km line opened in November 2010, had ...

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    Etihad Rail awards track inspection vehicle contract

    2022-07-22T08:45:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded ENSCO Rail a contract to supply a ‘comprehensive’ track inspection vehicle and provide data analysis services for 15 years. The vehicle is to be produced by French company Socofer and fitted with an array of measuring and inspection systems. This will ...

  • Cairo to 10th Ramadan City and New Administrative Capital electric railway inauguration (2)
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    Electric railway opened to serve Cairo’s new cities

    2022-07-14T09:45:00Z

    EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has inaugurated the first phase of the 103 km Capital Train ‘light rail transit’ electric suburban railway which is being built to connect Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital. The ceremony was held on July 3, ...

  • Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla.
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    Hedjaz Railway-inspired trams planned in AlUla

    2022-07-05T14:27:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla. The tramway would connect urban areas, archaeological sites and tourist destinations around the ancient city ...

  • CAF and Etihad Rail sign passenger train contract
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    Etihad Rail awards UAE passenger train contract

    2022-06-23T10:22:00Z

    UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail has signed a 1·2bn dirham contract for Spanish company CAF to design, supply and maintain fleet of push-pull passenger trainsets designed to European standards and equipped with ‘the latest cutting-edge technologies’ that suit the UAE’s topography and climate. The ...

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
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    Cairo Metro Line 4 ticketing and telecoms contract awarded

    2022-06-22T12:46:00Z

    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Thales, Orascom Construction and Colas Rail a turnkey contract to design and deploy the telecoms, control and ticketing systems for Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 and provide two years of maintenance. The east-west Line 4 is being developed ...

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    Egyptian rolling stock localisation agreement signed

    2022-06-16T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture has signed an agreement with Hyundai Rotem for the local assembly of 40 metro trains totalling 320 cars to be deployed on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. NERIC said the localisation agreement signed when a delegation ...

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    Cairo monorail ticketing contract awarded

    2022-06-02T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Indra is to supply the ticketing system for the 22 stations on the future 54 km New Administrative City – East Cairo and 42 km October 6 City – Giza monorail lines. The contract includes the design, development and supply of contactless cards, QR code ...

  • Impression of a Siemens Mobility Velaro high speed train in Egypt
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    Egyptian electric railway project contract signed

    2022-05-30T10:59:00Z

    EGYPT: A turnkey contract has been signed covering design, construction, commissioning and 15 years of maintenance of the second and third lines of a planned 2 000 km electric rail network.

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    Tel Aviv Green Line light rail contract awarded

    2022-05-18T10:15:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has formally awarded the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Tramway consortium a €2·6bn contract to design, finance and build the Green Line light rail route and provide 25 years of maintenance. The consortium of Alstom, local ...

  • CAF Jerusualem tram delivery
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    Jerusalem tram delivery

    2022-05-10T14:06:00Z

    ISRAEL: The first of 114 Urbos 100 trams for the expansion of the Jerusalem light rail network has left the CAF factory at Zaragoza in Spain. Deliveries are running six months ahead of schedule, which is expected to enable entry into service earlier than planned. The ...

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    Cabinet approves Egyptian railway financing agreements

    2022-05-08T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The cabinet has approved two railway financing packages, including an agreement for Export-Import Bank of Korea to provide a loan for signalling modernisation on the 224 km Luxor – Aswan High Dam railway. Electronic signalling, new control systems and the installation of automatic barriers at ...