Rail

Gordon Lindsay made GCC regional director of Network Rail Consulting
Gordon joins NRC from the engineering consultancy Atkins, where he spent eight years delivering major rail projects in the Middle East and the UK.
Special Olympics Flame arrives at Etihad Rail station in Abu Dhabi
The event was attended by the CEO of Etihad Rail and the CEO of Etihad Rail DB, along with a number of employees of both companies.
Kuwait hires advisor for design of 111km mega rail project
Kuwait Public Authority for Roads and Transportation wants a budget of US $59-million for the advisor.
Dubai Metro will take delivery of first of 50 new train sets in November
The first of 50 new trains for the Dubai Metro will be delivered between November, 2018 and October, 2019 in gear-up for Expo 2020.
Podcast: Is construction in the GCC rail sector on track?
Railway projects are gathering pace in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, but similar infrastructure schemes in Bahrain and Kuwait have faced delays – so, is rail on track in the Middle East?
UAE to be first foreign office for Virgin Hyperloop One
Virgin Hyperloop One chairman Sir Richard Branson previously praised Dubai for “always being at the cutting edge” of technology innovations".
Etihad Rail DB awarded milestone certification
The certification guarantees a holistic and structured approach to prioritize, prepare and respond to disruption across an organization.
UAE teams up with UK to boost rail network plans
The agreement between the Federal Transport Authority and the UK Ministry of Transport will provide the FTA will access to British know-how in safety standards and accident investigations.
UAE to have rail link with Saudi Arabia by end-2021 - official
Federal Authority for Land and Marine Transport chief reveals date for major rail connection project
UAE announces restart of Etihad rail scheme after 2 year hiatus
The UAE has announced plans to begin the second phase of the US $25bn Etihad rail scheme, which has been stalled since January 2016.
COMMENT: Building a sustainable rail supply chain
Without one supply chain strategy for Gulf states, costs could spiral.
COMMENT: Project  prospects with Iraqi railways
Henry Clarke of Clyde and Co. offers his opinions on Iraq's railway.

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