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  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

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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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    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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    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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    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 ...

  • A test trip was made on the Haramain high speed line on November 20.
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    Makkah – Madinah high speed line demonstration service planned

    2017-11-23T16:22:05Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: A demonstration service on the 450 km Haramain High Speed Rail line between Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah is planned by the end of the year. There would be two trips in each direction for invited guests on Fridays and Saturdays. With the planned opening date of March 15 ...

  • Saudi Railway Co has awarded Thales a two-year contract to maintain signalling, telecoms and electromechanical systems on the 2 400 km North–South Railway network.
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    Thales signs Saudi North–South Railway maintenance deal

    2017-10-05T13:18:12Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Co has awarded Thales a two-year contract to maintain signalling, telecoms and electromechanical systems on the 2 400 km North–South Railway network. This follows from similar one-year contract which was awarded in 2016, building on the relationship formed during the installation and commissioning of the ...

  • Harsco is to supply rail grinders for Saudi Arabia’s Haramain High Speed Rail line.
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    Harsco wins orders in Saudi Arabia and South Africa

    2017-09-28T14:00:00Z

    HARSCO: The Harsco Rail track maintenance division of Harsco announced two orders with a total value of US$25m on September 27. The first contract covers the supply of rail grinding machines for use on Saudi Arabia’s Haramain High Speed Rail line between Makkah and Medinah, and includes initial operator training ...

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    Saudi Railway Co traffic grows

    2017-08-01T13:23:08Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: North–South Railway operator Saudi Railway Co reports that it carried 4·06 million tonnes of phosphate and bauxite in the first half of 2017, a 27% increase on the same period in 2016. Each SAR freight train comprises three EMD locomotives and more than 160 wagons supplied by The ...

  • Saudi Arabia's Public Transport Authority has invited expressions interest in forming a partnership to operate the country’s rail network.
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    Saudi Arabia invites interest in operating its rail network

    2017-07-04T14:29:49Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The national Public Transport Authority has invited international railway operators and investors to express interest in forming a long-term partnership to operate the country’s rail network. The process forms part of the Saudi Vision 2030 programme, which aims to increase the role of the private sector in ...

  • Interpipe has delivered an initial batch of 3 000 wheels to Saudi Railways Organization.
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    Interpipe delivers wheels for a harsh environment

    2017-02-10T14:11:28Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Ukrainian company Interpipe has delivered an initial batch of 3 000 wheels to Saudi Railways Organization, under a long-term contract awarded last year which covers the supply of 14 000 wagon and locomotive wheels of 838 mm, 920 mm and 1 046 mm diameter. Local conditions in Saudi ...

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    Haramain High Speed Rail deal ratified

    2017-01-17T11:30:49Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: On January 16 Spanish Development Minister Íñigo de la Serna welcomed the ratification of the November 2016 agreement between the Saudi Arabian authorities and the Al Shoula consortium, which sets a revised timescale for the completion of the Haramain High Speed Rail Line between Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah. ...

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    Haramain High Speed Rail deal reached

    2016-11-23T14:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Haramain High Speed Rail Line between Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah will open in March 2018, the Spanish-led Al Shoula consortium announced on November 18. A spokesman said that ‘partial operations’ on the 444 km route would begin in December 2017. The line had originally been expected to ...

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    Contractors inch towards deal on Haramain delay

    2016-11-01T11:25:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: An agreement to end the dispute over delays and cost over-runs affecting the Haramain High Speed Rail Line could be reached in the next few weeks, following a visit by Saudi Railways Organization President Dr Rumaih Mohammed Al-Rumaih to Madrid on October 25-26. During his visit to ...

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    North-South passenger services to start next year

    2016-10-25T08:03:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Co is on course to launch regular passenger services on the North-South line at the beginning of 2017, the Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal Bin Bandar confirmed following a test run from the capital on October 20. Speaking after the trial run with a CAF-built trainset ...

  • SRO President Mohammed bin Khalid Al-Suwaiket inspected the new trains at Dammam with CAF CEO Andrés Arizkorreta García (left) and Spanish Ambassador Joaquin Perez Villanueva (right).
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    SRO launches push-pull trains at 180 km/h

    2015-12-07T16:10:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: President of Saudi Railways Organization Mohammed bin Khalid Al-Suwaiket attended a ceremony in Dammam on December 7 to mark the start of faster passenger services to Riyadh using four push-pull trainsets supplied by CAF of Spain. Designed for a maximum speed of 200 km/h, the trains will operate ...