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  • Haramain High Speed Railway
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    Haramain launches Jeddah airport service at 300 km/h

    2019-12-11T14:12:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: High speed services to and from Jeddah airport were launched on December 11. The six-track station serving Terminal 1 at King Abdulaziz International Airport is linked to the 450 km Haramain High Speed Railway between Makkah and Madinah by a 6·6 km branch. This ...

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    Saudi Railway Co and Russian Railways to co-operate

    2019-10-14T13:43:00Z

    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. The parties expressed interest in Russian participation in the construction and ...

  • 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.
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    Condition-based maintenance in the desert

    2019-08-28T15:00:00Z

    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. 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 ...

  • TÜV Rheinland has handed over the Independent Competent Person certificate for Saudi Railway Co’s ETCS Level 2 deployment.
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    Saudi Railway Co ETCS certified

    2019-03-26T06:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Testing company TÜV Rheinland has handed over the Independent Competent Person certificate for Saudi Railway Co’s ETCS Level 2 deployment on the North–South Railway, completing formal acceptance by the national Public Transport Authority. ‘This is a globally significant achievement in the railway industry since, according to UIC data, ...

  • Saudi Railway Co has awarded Perpetuum a two-year contract to provide its vibration-based condition monitoring system.
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    Saudi Railway Co to deploy track monitoring system

    2019-02-05T08:53:25Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Co has awarded Perpetuum a two-year contract to provide its vibration-based track condition monitoring system for use on the 1 242 km north–south route between Al-Qurrayat and Riyadh. Announcing its first contract win in the Middle East on February 5, Perpetuum said conditions in Saudi Arabia ...

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    Riyadh metro naming rights partners chosen

    2018-12-05T15:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Riyadh Development Authority has selected partners for the naming rights to eight of the 85 stations on the city’s future metro network. The 10-year contracts are worth a total of 1·05bn riyals, which is to be reinvested into metro operations. The sponsors are: The Saudi British Bank; ...

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    Saudi Railway Co affiliates with UK safety and standards body

    2018-11-26T11:15:00Z

    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 ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies and Saudi Railway Co have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to invest in the Saudi rail freight market and potentially the wider Gulf Co-operation Council region.
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    Saudi Railway Co and Greenbrier announce joint venture

    2018-10-29T11:03:44Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Greenbrier Companies and Saudi Railway Co have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to invest in the Saudi rail freight market and potentially the wider Gulf Co-operation Council region. The agreement is subject to the completion of final due diligence by the parties and ...

  • The FAST Consortium which is building Riyadh Metro Line 4 has been awarded a contract to build a two-station extension to serve King Khalid International Airport.
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    Riyadh Metro airport extension contract awarded

    2018-10-18T15:30:13Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The FAST Consortium which is building Riyadh Metro Line 4 has been awarded a contract to build a two-station extension to serve King Khalid International Airport. This will include a 1·5 km viaduct and two elevated stations with direct access to airport terminals 1/2 and 3/4 via footbridges. ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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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    Haramain High Speed Rail market study commissioned

    2018-04-18T07:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Haramain High Speed Rail project concessionaire Al-Shoula Consortium has appointed Royal HaskoningDHV to carry out a detailed market study for the line. This is intended to help Saudi Railways Organization predict passenger numbers and needs, and support the development of targeted operations strategies to offer the most ...

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    Riyadh metro test running begins

    2018-04-05T09:23:27Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Test running started on the Riyadh metro on April 4 using an Alstom Metropolis trainset. The six-line network is due to open next year. Work is being undertaken in three packages. Lines 1 and 2 are being designed and built by the BACS consortium led by ...

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    Haramain High Speed Rail opening date in jeopardy

    2018-02-02T10:55:26Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The planned launch in March of commercial services on the Haramain high speed line between Makkah and Madinah is in doubt following further delays in completing three of the line’s five stations. Announcing on January 30 that he would be visiting Saudi Arabia in the near future ...

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    Inaugural run on Haramain high speed line

    2017-12-31T14:37:58Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: An inaugural train ran between Madinah and Makkah over the Haramain high speed railway on December 31. Completing the 450 km trip in 2 h 52 min, the train conveyed Saudi Transport Minister Dr Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi and Spanish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Álvaro Iranzo, along with ...