The overall cost of the planned GCC railway infrastructure is estimated to top $15.4 billion, according to a report.
“The strategic artery will link Kuwait and Bahrain through Dammam, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia,
Iran has started work on its €2.4 billion ($2.73 billion) high-speed railway network, which will extend about 400 km from capital Tehran to the city of Isfahan, said a report.
The railway line is being built by China Railway
Ethiopia expects to open a new railway line linking the capital Addis Ababa with the Red Sea state of Djibouti in early 2016, a project at the centre of plans to create new manufacturing industries, the head of the state railways said.
In a significant development, the Kuwait government has won approval from its municipal council for the construction of the railway line linking the ambitious Gulf network, said a report.
The joint project is to develop a railway
Oman Rail, the developer and operator of the country's national railway project, is set to award the design-and-build package for the Sohar-Buraimi segment by the middle of the year, said a report.
A sizeable number of the 18
Alstom, a global leader in the world of power generation, said it has won a contract worth €100 million ($115 million) from Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply signalling equipment for the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt.
High-ranking officials from the transport and communications sector in the GCC, discussed key strategies related to the development of rail and metro projects in the region at an industry summit in Muscat, Oman.
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Saudi Arabia plans to construct a railway line to Jordan as part of the 2,177-km GCC rail network project, a report said.
"We have already launched projects to link the country's northern region to Jordan by rail networks
Every country in the Mena region has announced rail or metro plans and in total there are more than $200 billion worth of rail and metro projects either planned or under way in the Middle East, said a specialist transport consultant.
The first phase of the 264-km Shah-Habshan line under the Etihad Rail Project will be fully completed by the end of this year, said the Emirati state news agency, citing a top official.
Seven carriages and 110 wagons will run on t