SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Co has become one of the first international affiliates of the UK’s Rail Safety & Standards Board.

Vice-President, Operations, Khaled Al Harbi said being able to access RSSB’s tools and guidance would support Saudi Arabia’s goal of improving its rail transport resources. ‘Together we will be sure to deliver a better, safer railway that not only meets our society’s expectations but exceeds them as well’, he said.

RSSB Business Development & Engagement Director Paul McLoughlin said the organisation was ‘delighted’ to welcome SAR. ‘We have always worked with colleagues from other countries to share our knowledge and expertise’, he said. ‘This more formal arrangement will enable both parties to benefit from a closer working relationship and together we will be able to deliver a better, safer railway.’