All Saudi Arabia articles – Page 3

  • 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 ...

  • Photos: Ryszard Piech
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    Arabian architecture and palm trees inspire Riyadh metro train

    2017-02-08T10:16:00Z

    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

    2017-01-27T10:38:00Z

    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 ...

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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. ...

  • Testing of the train was completed in September, and it arrived in Riyadh at the end of November.
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    Riyadh takes delivery of first Bombardier metro train

    2016-12-05T11:40:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Bombardier Transportation delivered the first driverless trainset for Line 3 of the Riyadh metro to the Saudi capital on November 29. Bombardier is supplying 47 two-car Innovia 300 trainsets to operate on the 40·7 km Orange Line under its US$383m share of a US$5·21bn contract awarded to the ...

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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 ...

  • Haramain High Speed Rail train.
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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 ...

  • CAF train for Saudi Railway Co.
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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 ...

  • Saudi Railway Co has awarded Thales a contract for maintenance of ETCS Level 2 equipment on the 2 400 km North–South Railway network.
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    Thales awarded North–South Railway ETCS maintenance contract

    2016-09-27T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Co has awarded Thales a renewable one-year contract for predictive and corrective maintenance of onboard and lineside ETCS Level 2 equipment on the 2 400 km North–South Railway network. Thales said the contract builds on the relationship formed during the installation and commissioning of the ...

  • 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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    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 ...