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
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.
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
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
A second causeway linking Bahrain with Saudi Arabia and providing a route for a regional railway network being built by the GCC states will cost about $5 billion, a Bahrain minister has said.
Details of the project for the causewa
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract to develop the initial phase of a road that will connect the Haramain inner-city railway station with the Business Park at Bay La Sun district and KAEC residential communities.
Kuwait plans to establish public - private partnership (PPP) projects worth KD8 billion ($28.17 billion) under the new five-year development plan announced recently.
The Kuwait Development Plan (KDP) for 2015-2020 will also focus
The testing of the first line of the high-speed Haramain railway system in Saudi Arabia is set to start in six months, said a report.
It will take place on the line between Madinah and King Abdullah Economic Ci
Oman's national railway is likely to be powered by diesel engines, instead of an electric traction as proposed earlier, a report said.
The railway lines could be later converted into electric lines, added the report in the Tim