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Kuwait wins municipal nod for GCC rail work

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

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Oman to award key railway package

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

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Alstom wins Egypt railway modernisation deal

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.

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Experts discuss GCC rail development strategy

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. They also addresse

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Saudi plans railway line to Jordan: report

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

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$200bn rail bonanza under way in Mena

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.

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Etihad Rail Phase One line to be ready in December

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

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UAE to launch second phase of $11bn railway network

The UAE's railway developer Etihad Rail is set to secure government funding and award contracts to build the second phase of its $11-billion national rail network, said its acting chief executive officer. "We're ready

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Sabic’s resin used in Indian, Brazilian rail projects

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation’s (Sabic) Lexan resin is being used by an Indian rail coach manufacturer to produce seating for Mumbai’s heavily-utilised railway system. The resin is also being used by Brazil's Monte

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Interoperability key to regional railway success

As investment in rail projects accelerates throughout the region - with nearly $167-billion worth of active future rail or metro projects being planned and awaiting award in the Middle East - early action needs to be taken to ensure there is eff

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