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  • CAF passenger train in Saudi Arabia (3)
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    Saudi Arabia Railways invites bids to supply next generation inter-city trains

    2022-08-01T11:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Prequalified companies have been invited to submit tenders to supply and maintain Saudi Arabia Railways’ next generation of inter-city passenger trains. The tender covers an base order of 10 trainsets to increase capacity on the Riyadh – Dammam route, with an option for a ...

  • Makkah metro control room
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    Makkah metro communications upgraded for Hajj operations

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Hytera has replaced the communication systems on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah metro line in Makkah which only operates during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Hytera said the existing communication system, which had been running since the 18 km line opened in November 2010, had ...

  • Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla.
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    Hedjaz Railway-inspired trams planned in AlUla

    2022-07-05T14:27:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla. The tramway would connect urban areas, archaeological sites and tourist destinations around the ancient city ...

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    Riyadh metro connectivity contract

    2022-03-24T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Czech company Passengera has completed its largest contract to date, covering the provision of internet connectivity and wi-fi on the Riyadh metro which is nearing completion. ‘The project includes the design of the communications infrastructure, the installation of wi-fi in several different types of ...

  • Saudi Arabia Railways has awarded CAF a €200m, five-year contract to maintain and support the trainsets it supplied for the North–South Railway and Riyadh – Dammam routes and to develop local technical competencies.
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    CAF to develop Saudi rail expertise

    2022-03-19T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Railways has awarded CAF a €200m, five-year contract to maintain and support the trainsets it supplied for the North–South Railway and Riyadh – Dammam routes and to develop local technical competencies. SAR’s depot facilities will be adapted to undertake the overhaul of ...

  • CAF train for SRO at the Velim test track (Photo: Quintus Vosman)
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    Saudi Arabia seeks new inter-city train fleet

    2022-03-17T14:51:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: National railway company Saudi Arabia Railways has called for expressions of interest in a contract to design, supply and maintain its next generation of inter-city passenger trains. The first batch of new trainsets is planned to enter service by 2025, increasing capacity on the ...

  • Haramain High Speed Rail train at KLIA airport
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    First cohort of Saudi women begins train driver training

    2022-03-09T08:59:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: After receiving 28 000 applications from women for 30 high speed train driving vacancies, Renfe is about to begin training the successful candidates. According to the Spanish operator, the first trains to be driven by Saudi women should be running between Makkah and Madinah ...

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    28 000 Saudi women apply for high speed train driving jobs

    2022-02-16T13:56:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: More than 28 000 Saudi women have applied for the first 30 train driving jobs to be open to them. The drivers are being recruited by Spanish national operator RENFE, which has a 12-year contract to operate the Haramain High Speed Rail line between ...

  • Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University light metro (Photo: Hitachi Rail)
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    Women’s university awards Hitachi Rail new operating contract

    2022-01-20T13:36:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University has awarded Hitachi Rail a €72·5m contract to continue to operate and maintain the driverless light metro on its Riyadh campus for a further three years. The four-line network serving the women’s university campus totals 11·5 km with 14 ...

  • Etihad Rail & SAR agreement
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    Etihad Rail and Saudi Railway Co sign co-operation agreement

    2021-03-17T16:17:00Z

    ASIA: UAE’s Etihad Rail and Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Railway Co have signed an agreement establishing a framework for the exchange of services, training and knowledge. The two railways will initially focus on locomotive and wagon leasing arrangements, the purchase of spare parts, special volunteer groups and ...

  • Saudi Railway Co freight train.
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    Saudi Arabia approves merger of railway companies

    2021-02-19T13:49:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The merger of Saudi Railways Organization and Saudi Railways Company has been formally approved. The combined entity will be responsible for all inter-city railways in the country, and will use the Saudi Railways Company name, abbreviated SAR. The merger and associated legislative changes would ...

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    Saudi Railway Co signs 25-year freight agreement

    2020-07-21T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Sadara Chemical Co has signed a 25-year contract to use Saudi Railway Co as its primary means of transporting solid and liquid products as well as containers. The agreement covers the operation of two trains a day from the Sadara Chemical Campus to King Fahd ...

  • Haramain high speed line.
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    Haramain signalling maintenance contract awarded

    2020-01-14T13:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Xrail Group has been awarded a seven-year contract to undertake corrective and preventive maintenance of the ETCS Level 2 signalling and technical buildings on the Haramain High Speed Rail line, acting as subcontractor to Siemens Mobility. Xrail will provide 24/7 support from six maintenance centres ...

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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 includes ...

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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 modernisation ...

  • 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 Railway ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    2019-02-05T08:53:00Z

    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...