Middle East

Friday, 15 September 2017 06:04

SAR to expand passenger service in December

SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) plans to extend its daily Riyadh - Majmaah - Al Qassim passenger service north to Hail, Al Jauf and Qurayyat and introduce an overnight train on…
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:56

CRRC reveals Tel Aviv LRV mock-up

CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has unveiled a full-scale mock-up of the LRVs it is delivering for Tel Aviv’s Red Line project, which is on display to the public in the…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:54

Israel inaugurates Acre - Carmiel line

ISRAELI prime minister Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, transport minister Mr Israel Katz, and Israel Railways’ general manager Mr Shahar Ayalon were among the passengers on a special train laid on to…
KISHON port in Haifa witnessed the successful arrival of the first Bombardier Traxx locomotive for Israel Railways on August 28, the country's first electric unit.
Monday, 21 August 2017 08:48

Israel runs first train on A1 rail link

THE first train ran on Israel’s new 57km A1 line linking Tel Aviv with Jerusalem on August 20 from from Tel-Aviv to the end of the Latrun bridge which is…
Monday, 21 August 2017 05:42

First Doha metro trains arrive in Qatar

THE first batch of four trains for the Doha metro network were unloaded at Hamad Port in Qatar on August 20 after completing their 21-day sea voyage from Kobe, Japan.
SAUDI Railways Company (SAR), which operates the North-South Railway, achieved a 27% increase in phosphate and bauxite mineral traffic in the first half of 2017 which grew from 3.21 million…
THE first of 62 Bombardier Traxx AC locomotives for Israel Railways (IR) was loaded onto the Normed Antwerpen at the port of Bremen on July 31 in readiness for the…
THE first trial run on the Haramain high-speed line with VIPs and invited guests onboard was organised by Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) between Jeddah and Medina on July 25.
A delegation from Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) visited Coignères in Paris last week to view a full-size mock-up of the Alstom Metropolis train for Dubai metro.
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