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MENA rail contracts worth US $16-billion to be awarded in 2018
Rail contracts worth US $16 billion are expected to be awarded in 2018 in the MENA region, according to MEED Rail Report 2018 ahead of the Middle East Rail exhibition.
Egypt modernises and secures national rail network
Egypt National Railways relies on Thales to modernise and cyber-secure railway network.
Saudi Arabia to launch Land Bridge railway tenders in 2017
Saudi Arabia will be seeking bidders for the construction of a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) railroad linking the Red Sea with the Arabian Gulf as early as the end of this year.
FOCUS: Global rail revival - why and where?
Peter Newman, professor of sustainability, Curtin University asks why is there a reversal in the historic transport patterns, where is it happening and will it continue?
Etihad Rail DB runs 1000th train
Etihad Rail and Etihad Rail DB, the joint venture between Etihad Rail and DB Cargo that operates and maintains Stage One of the railway network, announced that it has safely run its 1000th train.
SAR given total control over Saudi rail infrastructure
Saudi Railway Company (SAR) will now be the owner of infrastructure of railway projects linking the cities of the kingdom, according to a decree issued by the Saudi Arabian cabinet.
Delays threaten 2020 launch date for GCC rail network
According to MEED Projects, while metro projects in the Middle East are pushing ahead the ambitious GCC railway has stalled.
Doha Metro to award train system contract in January
First phase of $19.2 billion Doha Metro project to have 37 stations.
Extension granted for $15bn Oman Rail tender
Commercial bids are now due in by 1 March, 2015.
GCC railway to be up and running by 2018
The expected speed for freight trains is between 80kph and 120kph.
Dubai Marina metro station renamed Damac station
Damac Properties has joined the RTA's naming rights project.
Renewed freight route contract for SRO
SRO is keen to increase its share of the freight market.

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