All Saudi Arabia articles – Page 4

  • 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 ...

  • 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 assistance, ...

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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 ...