All Saudi Arabia articles – Page 3

  • Delivery of CAF rolling stock for Saudi Railway Co.
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    ALE delivers Saudi trainset

    2016-08-03T11:23:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Specialist heavy-lift logistics company ALE has delivered the first two of the six trainsets which Saudi Railway Co has ordered from CAF for use on the North–South line. In the latest shipment, the nine coaches and two 100 tonne diesel-electric locomotives forming one complete trainset were delivered from ...

  • Alstom has presented a mock-up of its Metropolis trainset for Riyadh.
    Metro Report International

    Tracklaying starts on Riyadh metro

    2016-06-09T11:22:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: A ceremony on June 8 marked the completion of tunnelling work on Line 5 of the Riyadh metro, when TBM Dhafrah broke through at the site of station 5B3. Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Transport Minister Suleiman Al Hamdan were among ...

  • The completion date for the Haramain High Speed Rail line has been put back by a further 14 months.
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    Haramain High Speed Rail opening delayed

    2016-05-12T14:20:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The completion date for the Haramain High Speed Rail line has been put back by a further 14 months from January 2017 to the first quarter of 2018, Spain’s Development Minister Ana Pastor said on May 10. Pastor also said Saudi Arabia had agreed to bring its payments ...

  • ALE is to deliver 1186 wagons which Greenbrier's Wagony Swidnica subsidiary is building for Saudi Railway Co.
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    ALE to deliver wagons to Saudi Arabia

    2016-04-20T13:14:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Specialist heavy-lift logistics contractor ALE has been appointed to deliver 1 186 molten sulphur and phosphoric acid tank wagons which Greenbrier's Wagony Swidnica subsidiary in Poland is building for Saudi Railway Co under a contract announced in October 2015. The wagons are being built to US standards ...

  • Siemens Inspiro trainset for the Riyadh metro.
    Metro Report International

    First Riyadh metro trainset unveiled by Siemens

    2016-02-23T14:16:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The first Inspiro trainset for the Riyadh metro was unveiled at Siemens’ Simmering plant in Wien on February 23. A trainset is currently being tested at the Rail Tec Arsenal climate chamber in Wien, and dynamic trials at the Siemens test centre at Wildenrath in Germany are scheduled ...

  • 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 ...

  • The first Alstom Metropolis car for the Riyadh metro under construction at Alstom’s Katowice plant (Photo: Alstom).
    Metro Report International

    First Alstom metro cars for Riyadh under construction

    2015-11-16T11:07:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Production of the first of 69 two-car Metropolis trainsets for Riyadh metro lines 4, 5 and 6 has begun at Alstom’s Katowice plant in Poland. Metro project promoter Arriyadh Development Authority expects to unveil a full-size mock-up of a trainset in Riyadh shortly, and is scheduled to take ...

  • Saudi Railway Co freight train.
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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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    World rail infrastructure market September 2015

    2015-09-13T05:00:00Z

    Algeria: EMA has awarded a three-year contract to extend the Constantine tram line to a consortium of Alstom, Corsan, Corviam and Cosider. Austria: ÖBB-Infrastruktur has awarded Hochtief, Implenia and Thyssen Schachtbau a €457m contract for NATM construction of the 7·4 km twin bore eastern section of the Semmering base ...

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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 ...

  • Riyadh metro.
    Metro Report International

    L&T wins ‘breakthrough’ Riyadh metro contract

    2015-09-02T09:39:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: L&T Construction’s Railway Business Unit has announced a ‘major breakthrough railway order’ for the construction of 62·86 km of ballastless double-track on Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2. The 40-month contract worth US$161·4m was awarded by design and build contractor BACS, a consortium of Bechtel, Almabani General Contractors, ...

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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 ...

  • Foster + Partners is developing the architectural vision for Jeddah’s city-wide public transport master plan.
    Metro Report International

    Jeddah invites expressions of interest in urban transport projects

    2015-07-30T09:37:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Public transport project promoter Metro Jeddah Co has invited initial expressions of interest in the civil works contract for the future metro network, prequalification for a separate contract to design and build its planned light rail and tram lines, and the provision of overall project ...

  • CRRC Qishuyan SDD17 diesel locomotives for Saudi Railways Organization.
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    Qishuyan locos head for Saudi Arabia

    2015-07-29T13:18:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: CRRC’s Qishuyan factory has rolled out the first two of eight Type SDD17 diesel locomotives ordered by Saudi Railways Organization. They are due to be delivered during August. SRO placed the firm order for the locomotives in December 2014, ...

  • Pandrol CDM Track is to supply its CDM-QTrack embedded track system for the stations on the Haramain High Speed Rail line.
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    Haramain High Speed Rail station track contract awarded

    2015-07-29T11:05:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Pandrol CDM Track has won a contract to supply its CDM-QTrack embedded track system for installation at the stations on the Haramain High Speed Rail line. Adopting this track form where the rail is continuously supported without fastenings will avoid the need for difficult tamping operations within ...

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    Saudi Arabia offers 1 000 railway scholarships

    2015-06-03T09:53:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Ministry of Education and Saudi Railways Organization have signed a partnership agreement to provide scholarships which will enable 1 000 Saudis to undertake specialist railway courses abroad over the next five years. Minister of Education Dr Azzam bin Mohammad Al-Dakhil said this would provide ...

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    SAR’s first passenger train arrives

    2015-04-27T14:56:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The first of five passenger trainsets for the North-South Railway has arrived in the Kingdom, Saudi Railway Co announced on April 27. Designed for 200 km/h operation in temperatures up to 55°C, the diesel push-pull trainsets are being supplied by CAF under a 533m riyal contract signed in ...

  • President of Saudi Railways Organization Mohamed Khaled al Suwaiket signed the contract with China Railway Construction Corp.
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    SRO signs freight line upgrade contract

    2015-03-26T10:28:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization has awarded China Railway Construction Corp a 160m riyal contract to undertake the 91 km second phase of upgrading the Dammam – Riyadh freight line. The specifications for the 23 month project to increase capacity includes raising the maximum axleload to 32·5 tonnes. Last year ...

  • President of Saudi Railways Organization Mohamed Khaled al Suwaiket signed the contract with Dornier Consulting.
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    Saudi Railways Master Plan update contract

    2015-03-18T15:55:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization has awarded Dornier Consulting GmbH a contract to provide consultancy services for an update of the Saudi Railways Master Plan. The six-month contract is worth 2·84 million riyals. SRO said the main objective of the SRMP update is to provide an ‘integrated and clear ...