Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) recently organised a three-day work visit for a delegation of firemen from the Qatar General Directorate of Civil Defense to the city of Berlin, Germany.
The visit was to learn about world-class
With over half of the Middle Eastern population living in the cities and the number expected to double in less than 20 years, the governments have now shifted their focus to boosting urban mass transport, said experts.
Almost $61 billion worth of railway transport projects are under construction in the Gulf region, of which more than $40 billion comprise work on the Doha and Riyadh metro schemes, a report said.
The Gulf region's metro sector is fa
The GCC states must decide soon on the fate of the long-awaited Gulf-wide railway network if it is to be operational by 2020, a report said.
While metro projects in Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Makkah and Riyadh are pushing ahead rapidly,
Qatar's construction sector growth will continue regardless of the status of the World Cup as much of the infrastructure pipeline is not directly linked to the event, said a report.
Over the next 10 years, annual average growt
More than 88.2 million commuters used the Dubai Metro’s Red and Green lines in the first half of the year, according to a report.
The tram service in the emirates saw more than 1.8 million commuters, said the UAE’s Roa
Leader in the world of power generation Alstom and information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei have completed a pilot project to develop a Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G multi-service broadband radio networking techno
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has set an ambitious plan to extend the metro tracks to 110 km by 2020, then take it further to 200 km by 2025 and finally double up to 421 km by 2030, said a top official.
RTA is mo
Arcadis, a leading global asset design and consultancy firm, has been appointed to develop the architectural vision for a new, comprehensive public transport system in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The appointment comes throug
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has invited expressions of interest from major companies and consortiums for the construction of a metro line connecting the existing Red Line on Sheikh Zayed Road from Nakheel Harbour and To