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Derailed US train was moving at twice speed limit

An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing seven people and injuring more than 200, was barreling into a curved stretch of track at 100-plus miles per hour, twice the speed limit, when the engineer slammed on the brakes, US investiga

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Bahrain to invest $10bn on rail link, new causeway

Bahrain plans to invest a total of $10 billion on a railway line connecting to the GCC rail network and a second causeway linking the country with Saudi Arabia, it has emerged. A feasibility study being conducted by Canadian engin

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Saudi Rail signs $4bn deal for Dammam-Riyadh route

Saudi Railways Organisations (SRO) has signed a deal for SR16.02 billion ($4.3 billion) with a branch of China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) in Saudi Arabia for the second phase of a main freight route between Dammam and Riyadh which s

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Qatar Rail to discuss cross-border rail transport

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) is set to host a conference that will discuss the latest developments in optimising international cross-border rail transport. The inaugural UIC RAME ‘International Conference on Railway I

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Gulf Air ties up with Rail & Fly for travel services

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has announced a collaboration with Rail & Fly, allowing complimentary travel to and from Frankfurt Airport and 15 German destinations via Deutsche Bahn German railway - throughout the year.

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5-member consortium wins systems deal for Doha Metro

A five-member consortium has received a ‘Letter of Conditional Acceptance’ from the Qatar Railways Company for a systems package of the Doha Metro, the first metro system to be constructed in Qatar. The consortium cons

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World Cup hope for Doha-Manama rail link

A passenger rail link between Manama, Bahrain and Doha, Qatar could be up and running in time for Qatar's hosting of the Fifa World Cup in 2022, it has emerged. Phase one of Qatar Rail's long distance railway project opened up f

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Three stations to connect Bahrain to GCC rail

At least three train stations will be built in Bahrain that will be connected to the GCC railway network. Bahrain will be connected to the grid through a station in Dammam, via the King Fahad Causeway, that will also be connected

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Three stations to connect Bahrain to GCC rail

At least three train stations will be built in Bahrain that will be connected to the GCC railway network. Bahrain will be connected to the grid through a station in Dammam, via the King Fahad Causeway, that will also be connected

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Saudi-Bahrain rail link study on track

A study on a railway connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia is expected to be completed by the end of March. Two routes have been proposed for an 87-km-long rail link that will connect two stations on either side of the water, accord

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