The QuinteroOne is 32-metres long and weighs 5 tonnes. It is intended to whisk passengers between Dubai and Abu Dhabi at the speed of sound, Mach 1, or 1,230kph.
The Haramain Express is the first high-speed train to operate in the region offering connections between five stations in Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, King Abdullah Economic City and Madinah.
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.
The Haramain high-speed train will start commercial operations on October 1, 2018, Public Transport Authority chief Rumaih Al-Rumaih has announced.
Alstom, part of the FLOW Consortium, has secured the Operation and Maintenance Contract for lines 3, 4, 5 & 6 of Riyadh Metro.
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?
The first phase of the project will create a new line to Nuwaiseb on the Saudi border and a 153km line linking Kuwait City with Boubyan Port.
Virgin Hyperloop One chairman Sir Richard Branson previously praised Dubai for “always being at the cutting edge” of technology innovations".
The system is also envisaged to be used for the transport of cargo, providing what logistics experts have said will be air freight transit times at the cost of conventional rail.
The project will be built in phases to link the principal centres of population and industry of the UAE, and will form a vital part of the planned GCC railway network.
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.
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