All Saudi Arabia articles – Page 2

  • 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

    2018-10-18T15:30:00Z

    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 ...

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    King inaugurates Haramain High Speed Rail

    2018-09-25T17:11:00Z

    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

    2018-09-18T09:34:00Z

    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 ...

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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 more ...

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    Italo-French consortium to operate most Riyadh metro lines

    2018-09-18T08:35:00Z

    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 ...

  • 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 the ...

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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

    2018-04-05T09:23:00Z

    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 Bechtel and ...

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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 to ...

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    Inaugural run on Haramain high speed line

    2017-12-31T14:37:00Z

    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 the ...

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    Riyadh takes delivery of Alstom metro train

    2017-03-06T10:27:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has taken delivery of the first Alstom Metropolis trainset for the Riyadh metro. Alstom is supplying 69 two-car driverless trainsets from its Katowice factory in Poland, with deliveries due to be completed in 2018. The 36 m long trains have a maximum speed of 90 ...

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    Saudi Railway Co launches first passenger services

    2017-02-27T11:17:39Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Co began operating its first regular passenger service between Riyadh and Al-Qassim on February 26, using one of its CAF-built diesel trainsets which can operate at up to 200 km/h. Until April 1 the service will run five days a week, leaving the terminus close to ...