Middle East railway industry news

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

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Saudi Railway Co and Russian Railways to co-operate

2019-10-14T13:43:00+01:00

SAUDI ARABIA: Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev and Saudi Railway Co CEO Dr Bashar Al Malik signed a co-operation agreement in Riyadh on October 14.

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Etihad Rail awards Stage 2 systems & integration contract

2019-10-10T14:32:00+01:00

UAE: Project promoter Etihad Rail has awarded Hitachi Rail STS the 1·6bn dirham railway systems & integration contract for Stage 2 of the national network

Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir visited Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works.

Prototype Egyptian coaches unveiled by TMH

2019-10-08T14:22:00+01:00

EGYPT: Two prototype third class coaches for Egyptian National Railways were unveiled when Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir visited Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works in Russia on October 4.

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.

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