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  • Dubai driverless metro1_RTA
    Metro Report International

    Keolis-MHI takes over Dubai metro and tram operations

    2021-09-08T15:16:00Z

    UAE: ‘This is an exciting day for us’, Keolis Group’s International CEO Bernard Tabary told Metro Report International when a Keolis-MHI joint venture took over the operation and maintenance of Dubai’s driverless metro and tram networks on September 8.

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    Etihad Rail tracklaying heads for Dubai

    2021-07-01T14:26:00Z

    UAE: With work progressing on Stage 2 of the planned 1 200 km national rail network, project promoter Etihad Rail has completed the first section of trackwork for its new line connecting the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Tracklaying on ...

  • Dubai Route 2020 metro station (Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai)
    Metro Report International

    Dubai Red Line metro reaches Expo 2020

    2021-06-08T09:13:00Z

    UAE: The 9 km extension of Dubai’s automated metro network from Al Furjan to the Expo 2020 fairground was opened for revenue service on June 1, in preparation for the delayed start of the world fair being hosted by the emirate. The ...

  • An agreement for the transport of construction materials from Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi was signed by Etihad Rail and quarrying company Stevin Rock on April 1.
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    Etihad Rail to operate 500 trains per year for quarry company

    2021-04-01T13:59:00Z

    UAE: An agreement for the transport of construction materials from Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi was signed by Etihad Rail and quarrying company Stevin Rock on April 1. Etihad Rail said the agreement was of ‘considerable significance’ as it is the first in a ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dubai RTA picks Keolis-led joint venture to operate metro and tram networks

    2021-03-22T15:41:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority has selected a Keolis-led consortium to operate and maintain its metro and light rail networks for nine years with options for up to a further six.

  • Etihad Rail & SAR agreement
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    Etihad Rail and Saudi Railway Co sign co-operation agreement

    2021-03-17T16:17:00Z

    ASIA: UAE’s Etihad Rail and Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Railway Co have signed an agreement establishing a framework for the exchange of services, training and knowledge. The two railways will initially focus on locomotive and wagon leasing arrangements, the purchase of spare parts, special volunteer groups ...

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    Persian wonder geckos relocated from Etihad Rail route

    2021-03-11T09:00:00Z

    UAE: More than 300 animals including Middle Eastern short-fingered and Baluch rock geckos, saw-faced vipers, Cheeseman’s gerbils, scorpions and the rare Persian wonder gecko have been relocated away from the future rail alignment in the Misanad Protected Area by national railway developer Etihad Rail and the Sharjah Environment ...

  • Al-Tayer-launches-electronic-Platform-for-railway-engineering-information+
    Metro Report International

    Dubai’s smarter tram stop saves energy

    2021-02-22T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has undertaken a green buildings initiative to reduce power consumption at tram stops An evaporation system which uses cooling pads to reduce the temperature of the air entering Marina Towers stop and the tram depot by 8 to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dubai RTA launches metro engineering information platform

    2021-02-18T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has launched an electronic platform for railway engineering information, containing about 800 000 documents relating to assets on the metro’s Red and Green lines as well as data about the authority, consultants, project contractors, rail operators and other bodies. ...

  • Tracklaying on the Package A section of Stage Two of the national railway network has been ceremonially launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, during a visit to Etihad Rail’s railhead in Ruwais.
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    Etihad Rail Stage Two tracklaying underway

    2021-01-08T06:00:00Z

    UAE: Tracklaying on the Package A section of Stage Two of the national railway network has been ceremonially launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, during a visit to Etihad Rail’s railhead in Ruwais. The 1·5bn dirham Package ...

  • ae Dubai tram VR training Serco
    Metro Report International

    Virtual reality based training for tram drivers

    2020-08-06T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority and metro and tram operator Serco are using virtual reality during the training of tram drivers. ‘Introducing cutting-edge technologies avails trainee drivers of interactive experiences and opportunities’, said Hassan Mohammad Al Mutawa, Director of Operations at RTA’s Rail Agency. ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons
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    Etihad Rail triples fleet with 842 wagon order

    2020-08-05T11:58:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons, which the national railway said would be tailor-made for local environmental conditions and meet Gulf Co-operation Council requirements including ‘state-of-the-art’ braking and safety systems. The order signed on August ...

  • ae-route-2020-viaduct-200708
    Metro Report International

    Dubai Route 2020 metro extension inaugurated

    2020-07-09T16:23:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s 15 km Route 2020 metro line was formally inaugurated by the emirate’s Ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on July 8, although revenue services are not expected to begin until September. Built at a cost of 11bn dirhams, ...

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    Etihad Rail awards control centre contract as work starts on Package B

    2020-04-06T09:57:00Z

    UAE: National railway promoter Etihad Rail has confirmed the award of an 846m dirham contract for construction of its central Operations & Maintenance facility at Al Fayah in the suburbs of Abu Dhabi.

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    Vossloh wins Etihad Rail track contract

    2020-03-26T06:00:00Z

    UAE: Rail fastenings and turnouts for Package 2A of the Etihad Rail network are to be supplied by Vossloh, under a contract awarded by the joint venture responsible for the 139 km Ruwais – Ghuweifat line. The contract to build this section was awarded in March ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives.
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    Etihad Rail orders 38 locomotives

    2020-02-27T10:24:00Z

    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives. These will add to the seven 4 500 hp EMD SD70ACS locomotives delivered in 2013 for the opening of the 264 km first phase ...

  • Etihad Rail ceremony
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    Etihad Rail freight facilities contract awarded

    2020-02-11T13:27:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded a joint venture of L T Construction and Power China International a 1·876bn dirham contract to design, build and commission seven freight handling facilities on Stage 2 of the national rail network. The freight facilities will be built in Industrial City ...

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    Etihad Rail heads northeast as Package D awarded

    2019-12-19T09:49:00Z

    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded the fourth major contract for its Stage Two expansion programme to a joint venture of China Railway Construction Corp and local partner National Projects Construction. Valued at 4·6bn dinars, the Package D contract ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded the first construction contract for Stage Two to a joint venture of China State Construction Engineering Corp and South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction.
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    Etihad Rail awards Stage Two construction contract

    2019-03-11T16:04:36Z

    UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail announced on March 11 that it had awarded the first construction contract for Stage Two of the network to a joint venture of China State Construction Engineering Corp and South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction. The 1·5bn dirham Package A includes design and ...

  • Tendering for the civil works for Stage 2 of the planned UAE national railway network is expected to be launched shortly.
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    Etihad Rail Stage 2 funding agreement signed

    2018-11-28T09:54:34Z

    UAE: Tendering for the civil works for Stage 2 of the planned national railway network is expected to be launched shortly, after the UAE’s Ministry of Finance and Abu Dhabi’s Department of Finance signed a financing agreement on November 27. The 264 km Stage 1 was completed in 2015, and ...