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Middle East - Articles and news items

Etihad Rail: Pioneering UAE railway design and innovation…

Issue 4 2016 / 25 July 2016 /

For decades railways around the world have played an integral role in the socio-economic development of local communities, cities and countries through enhanced freight transport and logistics capabilities. Key benefits include providing a fast and efficient alternative means of passenger and freight transport; increasing connectivity between urban and rural spaces; job creation and reducing the environmental footprint by decreasing road traffic. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recognises the importance of rail transport to the wider region and is therefore embarking on an ambitious railway project to facilitate the tremendous economic and social development witnessed over the past few years…

High-speed record set in Kazakhstan with KZ4AT passenger locomotive

Rail industry news / 21 July 2016 /

Rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has set a new high-speed record in Kazakhstan whilst conducting tests on its KZ4AT passenger locomotive on the line South East of Astana.

Network Rail Consulting helps secure major Middle East contract

Rail industry news / 25 February 2015 /

Network Rail Consulting, as part of a British consortium, has announced that the consortium has been appointed by the Saudi Railway Company to be its partner, providing management and technical support for infrastructure, freight and passenger operations on one of its rail projects, the North South Railway…

Alstom to modernise Egyptian National Railway’s signalling system

Rail industry news / 19 January 2015 /

Alstom has been awarded a contract worth €100 million by Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply signalling equipment for the Beni Suef-Asyut railway line in Egypt…

Etihad Rail secures USD 1.28 billion in financing for Stage One of strategic national railway project

Rail industry news / 26 February 2013 /

Etihad Rail has secured financing of USD 1.28 billion for Stage One of its railway project…

Middle East Rail and Public Transport Projects 2010

Rail industry news / 27 February 2012 /

‘Middle East Rail and Public Transport Projects 2010’ report offers a concise insight into current principal rail & urban transit projects…