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KISHON port in Haifa witnessed the successful arrival of the first Bombardier Traxx locomotive for Israel Railways on August 28, the country's first electric unit.
THE first train ran on Israel’s new 57km A1 line linking Tel Aviv with Jerusalem on August 20 from from Tel-Aviv to the end of the Latrun bridge which is…
THE first batch of four trains for the Doha metro network were unloaded at Hamad Port in Qatar on August 20 after completing their 21-day sea voyage from Kobe, Japan.
SAUDI Railways Company (SAR), which operates the North-South Railway, achieved a 27% increase in phosphate and bauxite mineral traffic in the first half of 2017 which grew from 3.21 million…
THE first of 62 Bombardier Traxx AC locomotives for Israel Railways (IR) was loaded onto the Normed Antwerpen at the port of Bremen on July 31 in readiness for the…
THE first trial run on the Haramain high-speed line with VIPs and invited guests onboard was organised by Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) between Jeddah and Medina on July 25.
A delegation from Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) visited Coignères in Paris last week to view a full-size mock-up of the Alstom Metropolis train for Dubai metro.
ISRAEL’s Transport Ministry has granted the city of Beer-Sheva approval to proceed with preliminary design on a light rail line linking the city centre with the suburbs and nearby military…
SAUDI Arabia’s Public Transport Authority (PTA) has announced that it is seeking to enter into a long-term partnership with leading international railway companies and investors to provide passenger and freight…
TESTING of Saudi Arabia’s 453km Haramain high-speed line reached a milestone on June 15 when a Talgo 350 train reached 310km/h on the section between King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)…
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