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Doosan machines play key role in Riyadh Metro project

Several hundred Doosan construction machines have been deployed in one of Saudi Arabia’s key city transportation schemes, the Riyadh Metro project, says its sole distributor in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Diesel Equipment Company (S

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Doosan machines play key role in Riyadh Metro project

Several hundred Doosan construction machines have been deployed in one of Saudi Arabia’s key city transportation schemes, the Riyadh Metro project, says its sole distributor in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Diesel Equipment Company (S

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Dubai eyes $2bn funding for metro expansion

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) is seeking more than $2 billion to finance a 15-km extension of its above-ground metro train line to the World Expo 2020 site, said a report. The company is in talks with banks and

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Massive fire hits Metro service in Dubai

A massive fire that engulfed three residential blocs in central Dubai that led to services on a Metro line being suspended on Monday has now been brough under control, according to local media reports. The blaze in the Al Shamsi r

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Metro shut as Brussels put on maximum alert

Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a "serious and imminent" threat of an attack. A week after t

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Qatar Rail floats tenders for 12 metro station works

Qatar Rail’s tendering committee has floated tenders for developing 12 proposed metro stations, according to a report.   The company is seeking competent consultants and contractors to carry out the project

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Kuwait to start work on long-delayed metro

Kuwait has announced that the work on the long-delayed $7-billion metro project will finally kick off next year, said a report. The announcement comes following the recent appointment of new advisers for the ambitious project, rep

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Qatar Rail takes firemen delegation to Berlin Metro

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

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Mideast eyes metro to tackle surging traffic problems

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. Metros, tra

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Gulf spending $61bn on rail lines; regional network 'sluggish'

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

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