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Sydney follows Dubai with driverless Metro line
Sydney's new Metro North West Line goes operational, with 22 driverless trains carrying passengers
Hyperloop TT presents hyperloop safety guidelines to the EC
Hyperloop developer aims to encourage development of European Commission standards to govern hyperloop projects
New Japanese bullet train achieves record speed in test run
The N700s is the first new model of bullet train on Japan’s busiest line for almost a decade and is lighter, uses less energy than existing designs and features additional safety measures in case of earthquakes.
Etihad Rail DB to be ‘shadow operator’ for Stage Two of UAE National Rail Network
The choice builds on the five years of expertise and Etihad Rail DB’s success in managing Stage One operations and maintenance
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.
Etihad Rail and Abu Dhabi Customs look to develop freight transport in UAE
Etihad Rail, Abu Dhabi Customs sign joint partnership agreement to develop freight transport solutions
RTA renews Dubai Metro Operation & Maintenance contract with Serco
Contract is valued at AED680-million and will run until 2021
Virgin Hyperloop One to start operations in Saudi Arabia by 2020, says executive
The kingdom is one of a number of countries around the world, including the United Arab Emirates and India, which are looking to embrace Hyperloop technology.
Etihad Rail launches AED1.5 billion project to link Ruwais and Ghuweifat
The package includes all design and build, civil and track works of the 139km package A of stage two of the UAE national rail network to connect Ruwais with Ghuweifat on the UAE border with Saudi Arabia.
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.
Saudi Arabia said to float tenders for railways, dry ports and logistics zones
According to media reports, Saudi Arabia has floated a tender to build a new dry port and logistic zone, as well as a King Abdullah Port railway
UAE-wide rail network development ‘moving ahead’ says Etihad Rail CEO
Within the UAE, the 605-kilometre-project will extend from the borders of Saudi Arabia all the way to Fujairah and the northern emirates

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