All Saudi Arabia articles – Page 4

  • 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 ...

  • Map of the Saudi Landbridge railway project.
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    Saudi Landbridge project management consultancy contract awarded

    2013-09-18T14:53:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Public Investment Fund has appointed Parsons Brinckerhoff and Fluor Corp to provide project management consultancy services for the design and construction of the 950 km Landbridge railway planned to link Jeddah with Riyadh. At Riyadh the line would connect with the existing 450 km line to Dammam ...

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    Saudi Landbridge design contract awarded

    2013-08-05T15:25:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Ministry of Finance's Public Investment Fund has appointed the Italferr engineering consultancy subsidiary of Italian national railway group FS to undertake design work for the US$7bn Landbridge project. Development of the planned 950 km double-track mixed traffic line between Riyadh and Jeddah Islamic Port is being managed ...

  • Map of the Saudi Landbridge railway project.
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    Saudi Landbridge consultancy contract awarded

    2013-01-10T09:27:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The Public Investment Fund has awarded Fluor Corp a 270m riyal contract to provide consultancy services for the Saudi Landbridge project. Under the 84-month contract Fluor is to review engineering designs for the railway in conjunction with Parsons Brinckerhoff, and will define implementation strategies and be responsible for ...

  • Vossloh 'Desert Hawk' passenger locomotive mock-up on show at InnoTrans 2012.
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    Desert Hawk passenger locomotive mock-up on show

    2012-09-24T14:58:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Vossloh Rail Vehicles displayed a mock-up of the front end of a 'Desert Hawk' passenger locomotive concept which it has developed in response to recent and expected future calls for tenders in the Middle East, including a reported joint venture with CAF for Saudi Arabia. The proposed locomotive would ...