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The substance behind the Virgin Hyperloop re-branding
DP World and Virgin Hyperloop have announced the re-branding of the system’s cargo operations as DP World Cargo Speed, but there’s more to the development than that.
Richard Branson says ‘seriously considering’ Hyperloop rebrand
According to Branson, Virgin Hyperloop is “way ahead of anybody else” in the Hyperloop race.
Etihad Rail awards consultancy for stage 2 and 3 expansion
Egis will assist Etihad Rail with the development of stages 2 and 3, which are now scheduled for completion by 2024.
Etihad Rail DB awarded milestone certification
The certification guarantees a holistic and structured approach to prioritize, prepare and respond to disruption across an organization.
Aldar’s Alghadeer urban centre to get Hyperloop station
The MoU, when fully executed, will allow for the creation of a new HyperloopTT centre including; a full scale commercial Hyperloop system, an Hyperloop R&D Advanced Mobility Centre, a Demonstration & Visitor centre, and an Innovation Hub.
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.
UAE routes identified for futuristic Hyperloop project, says RTA
Designs unveiled for transport system which could cut travel times between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to just 12 minutes.
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.

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