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QATAR Rail has awarded a €3bn contract to RKH Qitarat to operate and maintain both the Doha metro and the Lusail light rail network north of the Qatari capital for…
THE Iraqi government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alstom for the development of a light rail line in Baghdad and a two-line metro in Basra.
THE governor of Hail region, Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad officially inaugurated the new station at Hail on Saudi Railways Company’s (SAR) North-South Railway on November 22 ahead of…
TEL AVIV’s Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued a tender for the supply and maintenance of systems for the 24km Red Line light rail project. Closing dates for bids…
THE first 10km section of main line in Israel has been electrified and is ready to be energised. This is part of the 35km section of the new A1 link…
THE first test run with a Talgo high-speed train was conducted on the southern section of Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed line between Jeddah and Mecca on October 17.
TEL AVIV NTA’s tenders committee announced on October 1 that it has selected Alstom as preferred bidder for a Shekels 390m ($US 110m) contract to supply signalling and train control…
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has named Siemens as preferred bidder for a $US 1bn contract to supply and maintain a fleet of 60 double-deck EMUs comprising 330 cars. There is an…
DYNAMIC testing of the first trains to be delivered for the Doha metro network has begun in Qatar.
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has eliminated all but two of the companies bidding for a contract to supply a fleet of 60 double-deck EMUs totalling 330 cars leaving only Alstom and…
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