All Saudi Arabia articles – Page 2

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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 ...

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    Riyadh takes delivery of Alstom metro train

    2017-03-06T10:27:16Z

    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 ...

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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 ...

  • 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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    Arabian architecture and palm trees inspire Riyadh metro train

    2017-02-08T10:16:09Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Alstom unveiled a Metropolis trainset for the Riyadh metro at its Katowice factory in Poland on February 7. The Metropolis trainset destined for Line 6 is the fifth that Alstom has produced for Riyadh; the first left the factory on January 10. Deliveries are due to be completed ...

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    Tunnelling completed on Riyadh metro’s longest line

    2017-01-27T10:38:43Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud attended a ceremony at the future Qasr Al Hokm Downtown station to mark the completion of tunnelling on Line 3 of the Riyadh metro. The 41 km Orange Line includes 11 km of tunnels. These have been partly excavated ...

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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 ...

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    Saudi Railway Co orders 1 200 Greenbrier wagons

    2015-10-07T11:07:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Greenbrier Companies announced its entry into the Middle East wagon market on October 7, with a contract to supply approximately 1 200 tank wagons of three types to Saudi Railway Co. The wagons will be used to carry molten sulphur and phosphoric acid on the North–South Railway ...

  • CAF passenger train for Saudi Railway Co’s North–South line arrives in Riyadh.
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    North–South passenger trainset arrives in Riyadh

    2015-09-24T08:01:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The first of six trainsets being supplied by CAF for passenger services on Saudi Railway Co’s North–South line is undergoing trials on the 1 130 km route between Na’ariyah and Riyadh, with entry into service planned for early 2016. The passenger fleet is being supplied under a 533m ...

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    Landbridge design contract extended

    2015-09-09T11:03:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Public Investment Fund has extended Italferr’s contract to undertake design work for the planned Landbridge. The Landbridge project comprises a 950 km double-track mixed traffic line running from the Port of Jeddah to Riyadh, where it would connect with the existing railway which would be upgraded ...

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    Saft supplies Haramain back-up batteries

    2015-08-01T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Back-up power for the 125 V DC signalling, security and telecom systems on the Haramain high speed line is to be provided by specialist batteries developed by Saft and electrical equipment supplier Tecnibat. The customised 510 Ah capacity nickel-based backup power systems are required to withstand the desert ...