All Saudi Arabia articles – Page 5

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    Saudi Railways Organization reviews safety


    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


    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.

    Saudi Railway Company seeks operating concessionaire


    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


    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.

    Saudi Landbridge project management consultancy contract awarded


    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


    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 ...

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    Saudi Landbridge consultancy contract awarded


    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 ...

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    Desert Hawk passenger locomotive mock-up on show


    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University driverless metro opens


    Metro Report International takes an exclusive preview ride on the driverless metro serving a women’s university campus in Riyadh.

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    Saudi Landbridge to go ahead as state project


    SAUDI ARABIA: On October 10 the Council of Ministers decided to proceed with the Saudi Landbridge east-west freight line as a state-funded project. The line linking Dammam on the Gulf with Jeddah Islamic Port on the Red Sea will be state owned and financed by the ...

  • Map of planned Mecca - Medina high speed line.

    Al Rajhi wins Makkah - Madinah civils contract


    SAUDI ARABIA: The Al Rajhi Alliance has won the 6·79bn riyal design and build contract for civil works on the Haramain High Speed Rail project. Work is scheduled to begin in March on the 444 km high speed line linking the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah ...

  • Map of Mecca - Madinah high speed rail project.

    High speed between the Holy Cities