Middle East – Page 5

  • Egyptian National Railways and the Transmashholding-Hungary Kft consortium have signed a contract for 1 300 coaches.
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    Egyptian National Railways orders 1 300 coaches

    2018-09-26T08:36:21Z

    EGYPT: A five-year contract worth more than €1bn covering the supply of 1 300 coaches was signed by Egyptian National Railways and the Transmashholding-Hungary Kft consortium on September 25. The agreement covers five types of coach: Third class with forced ventilation (500); Third class, with air-conditioning (500); Second ...

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    King inaugurates Haramain High Speed Rail

    2018-09-25T17:11:52Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia became the latest country to launch high speed services on September 25, when the Haramain High Speed Rail line linking Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah was formally inaugurated by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The ceremony in Jeddah was also attended by the three regional governors ...

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    Egyptian National Railways signs fleet modernisation MOU

    2018-09-18T15:58:08Z

    EGYPT: Progress Rail and Egyptian National Railways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities for the possible supply of new locomotives, as well as terms to modernise, overhaul and maintain a portion of ENR’s existing locomotive fleet under a long-term service agreement. Announcing the MOU on September 18, ...

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    Rail market still growing, confirms UNIFE

    2018-09-18T14:30:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Steady growth in the demand for railway products and services can be expected for the next six years, according to the 2018 World Rail Market Study compiled for UNIFE by Roland Berger and launched by UNIFE Chair Sabrina Soussan at InnoTrans on September 18. The seventh biennial study ...

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

    2018-09-18T09:34:28Z

    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 a minimum ...

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    Haramain High Speed Rail fares announced

    2018-09-18T09:10:07Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Further confirmation that the Haramain high speed line is about to open for commercial services comes with the publication of ticket prices by local media. The Saudi Gazette reports that services will start on September 24. There are likely to be four return trips a day with ...

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    Italo-French consortium to operate most Riyadh metro lines

    2018-09-18T08:35:23Z

    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 opening next ...

  • Work is underway to prepare the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro in Makkah for its seven-day annual operating season during the Hajj pilgrimage.
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    Hajj metro prepared for annual seven-day operating season

    2018-07-25T06:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Work is underway to prepare the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro in Makkah for its seven-day annual operating season during the Hajj pilgrimage, which this year falls on August 19-24. The journey between the holy sites in Arafat and Mina can take up to 8 h by car ...

  • ISR's Lod depot.
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    Israel Railways to build cybersecurity centre

    2018-07-19T09:23:00Z

    ISRAEL: National operator Israel Railways has awarded government-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems a US$8·2m contract for the development of a Cyber Security Operation Centre. This is intended to provide ISR with improved monitoring and control capabilities, and better protection against attempts to penetrate and attack its electronic systems. ...

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    Jacobs awarded Etihad Rail consultancy contract

    2018-07-16T09:00:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has appointed Jacobs Engineering Group to provide technical and programme consulting services to support the expansion of its network under stages 2 and 3 of its national railway plan, now scheduled for completion by 2024. Jacobs will provide engineering and design services, review and provide critical oversight ...

  • 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 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 ...

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    Garmsar – Incheh Borun electrification gets underway

    2018-07-09T08:22:03Z

    IRAN: RZD International officially launched work to electrify the Garmsar – Incheh Borun line with a ceremony on July 2. The 495 km route links the Tehran – Mashhad main line with the border with Turkmenistan. The electrification and upgrading project is scheduled to take 52 months and aims to ...

  • The Ha-Sharon Railway extension from Hod Ha-Sharon/Sokolov to the new Ra’anana South and Ra’anana West stations opened to passengers on July 3.
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    Ha-Sharon Railway extension opens

    2018-07-03T13:39:15Z

    ISRAEL: The Ha-Sharon Railway extension running west from the interim terminus at Hod Ha-Sharon/Sokolov station to the new Ra’anana South and Ra’anana West stations opened to passengers with the introduction of national operator ISR’s summer timetable on July 3. Guests including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transport Minister Israel Katz ...

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    Wagons delivered from Poland to Saudi Arabia

    2018-06-28T09:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Abnormal load logistics specialist ALS has completed a 20-month project to deliver a total of 1 185 wagons of three types from The Greenbrier Companies’ Wagon Świdnica factory in Poland to Saudi Railway Co. The wagons are 14·35 m long, 3 200 mm wide and 4 500 mm ...

  • Tatra-Yug has rolled out the first of 15 trams which it is to supply to Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority.
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    Alexandria tram rolled out

    2018-06-26T06:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Tatra-Yug has rolled out the first of 15 trams which it is to supply to Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority. The air-conditioned two-section high-floor tram is 22 m long. Deliveries from Tatra Yug’s factory in Dnipro are scheduled for completion in 2019. The Ukrainian manufacturer beat Stadler and CRRC ...

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    Etihad Rail awards Stage 2/3 consultancy contract

    2018-05-24T14:43:23Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has selected Egis to provide project management consultancy services for the ongoing development of the country’s rail network and connections to neighbouring GCC states. Under the contract announced on May 23, Egis will assist Etihad Rail with the development of stages 2 and 3, which are now ...

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    University alliance to promote high speed rail

    2018-05-22T15:32:58Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways has moved to strengthen its nascent network of academic institutions which are intended to work together to promote the development of high speed rail. UIC first announced plans for its alliance of universities at the World Congress on High Speed Rail in Tokyo ...

  • Ankara hosted the 10th World Congress on High Speed Rail. The next Congress is expected to take place in 2019-20 in China.
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    Competition is key as high speed rail keeps growing

    2018-05-15T15:29:07Z

    Global ridership has surged by 40% in the three years since UIC last staged its World Congress on High Speed Rail. Yet operators and policymakers must work hard to keep the rail mode ahead as competition grows both in and for the market. Benjámin Zelki reports from the latest summit ...

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    Haramain High Speed Rail may open in August

    2018-05-02T06:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: August 31 has been suggested as the new target date for the start of commercial services on the Haramain high speed line between Makkah and Madinah. Opening had previously been expected in mid-March, but it became clear in February that delays to the completion of five of ...

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    China and Gulf states discuss OTIF accession to support international freight

    2018-04-24T14:04:40Z

    INTERNATIONAL: China and the Gulf Co-Operation Council member states are discussing accession to the COTIF convention, which provides a legal framework for the operation of international rail traffic. China’s interest is related to the growth of east-west freight traffic to and from Europe. Its accession would be politically significant ...