All Saudi Arabia articles – Page 3

  • 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 Saudi nationals with ...

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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 ...

  • The diesel trainsets for the Riyadh - Dammam line will be similar to the electric Talgo 350 sets being supplied for the Haramain High Speed Rail project.
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    Saudi Railways Organization orders 200 km/h Talgo diesel trainsets

    2015-03-17T15:43:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization has awarded Talgo a contract worth in excess of $200m to supply six 200 km/h diesel trainsets for use on the 480 km Riyadh – Dammam line. In conjunction with infrastructure upgrades the trainsets are expected to cut journey times from 4 h 20 min ...

  • Saudi Railway Co has selected Serco, Freightliner and Network Rail Consulting to provide management and technical support for the development of passenger and freight services.
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    British consortium wins North–South Railway operating partnership contract

    2015-02-23T10:27:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: North–South Railway project promoter Saudi Railway Co has selected a consortium of three UK-based companies to provide management and technical support for the development of passenger and freight services on its network: Serco: prime contractor and technical support for passenger operations; Freightliner Group: freight expertise and support, technical ...

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    Saudi Railways Organization to use digital acoustic sensing for lineside security

    2014-11-20T11:25:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization has awarded QinetiQ subsidiary OptaSense and its local partner Abdulla Fouad Holding Co a US$12m five-year contract to install and maintain a 1 000 km optic fibre intrusion detection system on its Riyadh – Dammam routes, in what the national railway says is the first ...

  • A consortium led by Consultrans is to study options for a Riyadh – Dammam high speed railway.
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    Riyadh - Dammam high speed line study contract awarded

    2014-09-03T09:54:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: A consortium led by Spanish firm Consultrans signed a 6·6m riyal contract to study options for the construction of a Riyadh – Dammam high speed line on September 2. The 10-month study commissioned by Saudi Railways Organisation will consider routes, technical requirements, costs, demand forecasts and potential revenue ...

  • Saudi Railways Organization has awarded China Railway Construction Corp a 123m riyal contract to renew 78·4 km of the Dammam – Riyadh freight line.
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    SRO signs Dammam – Riyadh upgrading contracts

    2014-08-27T07:23:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization has awarded China Railway Construction Corp a 123m riyal contract to renew 78·4 km of the Dammam – Riyadh freight line within 21 months, and local contractor Al Mobty a 391m riyal contract to double the 241 km single track section between Hofuf and Haradah. ...

  • Driving car for a Haramain High Speed Rail trainset (Photo: SRO).
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    First Haramain high speed trainset revealed

    2014-08-20T14:25:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization President Mohamed Khaled al Suwaiket visited the first trainset for the Haramain High Speed Rail project at the Talgo’s factory at Rivabellosa in Spain on August 11. The 450 km high speed line will link Makkah with Madinah, via Jeddah and King Abdul Aziz International ...

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    Saudi Railway Polytechnic established

    2014-07-05T13:34:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Last year TQ Education & Training was awarded a five-year contract to provide training and management services to the Saudi Railway Polytechnic, which has been established in Buraydah through a partnership between Saudi Arabia Railways and Technical & Vocational Training Corp. TQ is responsible for developing the curriculum ...

  • The Landbridge would link with the existing Saudi Railways Organization line in Riyadh (Photo: SRO)
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    Saudi Landbridge supervision prequalification begins

    2014-06-09T12:31:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Public Investment Fund’s railway development body Saudi Railway Co has invited applications to prequalify for the construction supervision consultancy contract for the Saudi Landbridge project. Applications are to be submitted by July 22. The Landbridge would involve the construction of around 1 200 km of railway ...

  • The memorandum was signed by Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Acting CEO of Etihad Rail, and SAR Chief Executive Dr Rumaih bin Muhammad Al Rumaih.
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    Working more closely together

    2014-05-15T11:35:00Z

    MIDDLE EAST: A number of joint committees are to be established by Saudi Railway Company and Etihad Rail to implement best practice in railway projects under a partnership accord signed in Abu Dhabi on May 10. The two railway companies foresee the partnership forming the basis for a wider programme ...

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    Gulf Co-operation Council states discuss OTIF accession

    2014-03-30T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Gulf Co-operation Council and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail have signed a memorandum of understanding which could lead to the GCC and its six member states Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE acceding to the COTIF convention. The convention provides a legal ...

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    Saudi Railways Organization reviews safety

    2014-02-09T07:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization has awarded DB International a contract to undertake a comprehensive review of its safety regime and operating standards. The review will be completed by the end of the year, with DB contracted to provide a further year of ‘supervision and follow-up’. Under the agreement, DB ...

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    Vossloh to supply fastenings to Haramain high speed project

    2013-11-28T11:42:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Vossloh Fastening Systems announced on November 28 that it had won a €30m contract to supply rail fastenings for the 444 km Haramain high speed line that is to run from Madinah to Jeddah and Makkah. Deliveries are due to start before the end of the year, ...

  • The North-South Railway includes the Mineral Route linking phosphate mines at Al Jalamid with processing and export facilities at Ras Al Khair.
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    Saudi Railway Company seeks operating concessionaire

    2013-09-26T11:23:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Company has invited expressions of interest for a concession to maintain and operate the North-South Railway, under a tendering process being supported by management consultancy A T Kearney. SAR is looking for national and 'world-class' international companies to take responsibility for train operations, infrastructure management and ...

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    DB International awarded Haramain High Speed Rail contract

    2013-09-23T15:17:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization has formally awarded Deutsche Bahn's consultancy business DB International a 'mid double-digit million euro' contract to support the construction of the 444 km Haramain High Speed Rail project. The scope of the work includes reviewing conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs for the railway systems, including ...