Rails

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?
INTERVIEW: Louay Dahmash, head of Middle East, Autodesk
Autodesk provides a variety of solutions that designers and engineers can use to develop the rail and logistics systems in order to take advantage of renewable energy.
Dubai Metro expansion mock-up revealed ahead of Expo 2020
Alstom presented a mock-up of the Dubai Metro trains for the Route 2020 project to an RTA delegation headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general & chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA.
Kerry Logistics ties up with Dubai-based Globalink for rail boost
Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics has partnered with Dubai-based Globalink Logistics DWC to double-down on expansion through China’s ‘one belt, one road’.
CEVA starts rail service between Guangdong province in China and Germany
CEVA Logistics has launched a new rail service linking Shilong in southern China's Guangdong province to Hamburg in Germany.
Al Safa Transport signs deal to use Etihad Rail network
Etihad Rail has signed an agreement with Al Safa Transport for the movement of cargo using the UAE’s vast railway network.
Doha Metro plans fastest driverless trains in GCC
The Doha Metro will be one of the fastest driverless train systems in the world and will be the fastest in the region; able to reach 100 km per hour, it was announced this week.
UKs 1st export train to China departs DP World terminal
The first ever UK to China export train departed DP World’s London Gateway on Monday, laden with containers full of British goods.
FOCUS: How Riyadh Metro uses design to attract citizens
The planning and design for the Riyadh Metro have been carefully coordinated in effort to ensure that Riyadh will use and take ownership of the infrastructure upon its completion.