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Bahrain plans big upgrade for public transport

Bahrain's public transport system is set for a major uplift in a wide-ranging strategy that was given the go-ahead by HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday (May 11) as he chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting in the

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1.6m use Dubai mass transit on New Year’s Eve

More than 1.6 million people made use of Dubai’s public transport on New Year’s Eve, with the Metro claiming the biggest share at 727,829 passengers, a report said. While 525,997 took the taxi, buses saw 314,109 riders

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Three global groups to build $22.5bn Riyadh metro

Three international groups have been tasked with design and construction of the new $22.5 billion Riyadh Metro in the Saudi Arabian capital, a report said. Italian firm Ansaldo, the leader of the Arriyadh New Mobility group (ANM),

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Saudi to push public transport use

Saudi Arabia is considering major policy changes to encourage people to use public transport and to streamline transport services in the kingdom, said a report. The initiatives pertained to two major policy changes, the undersecre

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Drive to improve Bahrain's public transport

A major drive to get more commuters onto Bahrain’s public transport is underway as it emerged that less than one per cent of people used it. With growing urban development in Bahrain, it is crucial to invest and overhaul the

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4 groups pre-qualified for Riyadh Metro

State news agency SPA said the pre-qualified consortia were made of 33 companies from 15 countries and included some of the biggest train manufacturers in the world.   The Saudi cabinet approved plans in April to dev

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Riyadh public transport designs completed

The High Authority for the Development of Riyadh (HADR) has completed the engineering designs, technical specifications and blueprints for the two public transport projects using buses and electric trains, a report said. A 17 km-long rail

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Big demand seen for public transport solutions

Demand for public transport solutions in the Middle East  will grow continuously over the next three years, according to MAN Truck and Bus Middle East. The leading bus provider predicts that the ambitious infrastructure development p

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Bahrain to build 500 bus shelters

Work will soon start on a BD2 million ($5.3 million) project to build more than 500 modern bus shelters equipped with kiosks and vending machines across Bahrain within two years. The first are expected to be up and running by the end of th

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Bahrain plans public transport revamp

A major revamp of Bahrain's transport services will take place later this year after a feasibility study contract is awarded, said a senior government official. Work to award the tenders for a BD3 billion ($7.95 billion) public transpo

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