Middle East railway industry news

Latest railway industry news from the Middle East, including operations, infrastructure, rolling stock and policy.

Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.

Egyptian locomotive renewal programme underway

2019-09-16T10:00:00+01:00

EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has invited expressions of interest in the supply of up to 100 diesel-electric locomotives for use on long-distance passenger services, with tendering expected to get underway by the end of the year.

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Consortium selected to build Tel Aviv loop line

2019-09-12T07:52:00+01:00

ISRAEL: The Electra Infrastructures consortium has been selected as preferred bidder to undertake civil engineering works on the planned 30 km line between Rishon Le-Ziyyon and Modi’in, Israel Railways announced on September 10.

CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi Railway Co.

Condition-based maintenance in the desert

2019-08-28T15:00:00+01:00

SAUDI ARABIA: CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi Railway Co for passenger services on the 1 242 km north–south route between Al-Qurrayat and Riyadh.

The Transasia Express passenger service between Tehran and Ankara has been relaunched after a four-year suspension.

Tehran – Ankara passenger service relaunched

2019-08-20T14:18:00+01:00

ASIA: The Transasia Express passenger service between Tehran and Ankara has been relaunched after a four-year suspension.

Railway cybersecurity startup company Cervello has raised US$4·5m during a seed funding round.

Cybersecurity firm raises seed funding

2019-08-05T13:00:00+01:00

ISRAEL: Railway cybersecurity startup company Cervello has raised US$4·5m during a seed funding round. Investors include North First Ventures of Israel and Awz Ventures of Canada, along with Nissim Bar-El, the founder of technology security consultancy Comsec Group.

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Talgo signs Egyptian co-operation agreement

2019-08-01T12:01:26+01:00

EGYPT: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has signed a framework co-operation agreement with the Arab Organization for Industrialization for the joint development of capacity and performance improvement projects on the Egyptian rail network.

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