LATEST HEADLINES FROM MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Saudi Haramain train to start operation on October 1; fares finalized.
Public Transport Authority Chief and Acting President of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) Rumaih Al-Rumaih announced on Thursday that the Haramain high-speed train will start... Full Story
Riyadh Metro project work 75% completed.
Steady progress was being made on the Riyadh Metro development with about 75 per cent of the work already completed on the kingdom's ambitious project, reported Saudi... Full Story
FLOW Consortium wins the Operation and Maintenance Contract for lines 3, 4, 5 & 6 of Riyadh Metro.
Alstom, as a Member of FLOW Consortium with Ansaldo STS and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from Arriyadh Development... Full Story
New 2021 Gulf Rail deadline a "moving target" - UAE Minister.
A new deadline of 2021 to connect the six wealthy Gulf Arab states by rail is a 'moving target', a United Arab Emirates minister said... Full Story
Saudi Arabia begins new Rail Line between Riyadh and Al Qassim.
Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has started operating its first scheduled passenger service between Riyadh and Al Qassim from Sunday, February 26, local media reported.
The railway... Full Story
Dubai opens its first tram network.
Dubai recently became the first city in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to launch a tram service.
The tram, spanning 10.6 km and 11 stations that... Full Story
Atkins wins $135mn Doha Metro Gold Line deal.
Atkins has announced that it has been appointed as lead designer for the Gold Line of the Doha Metro in Qatar.
The consultancy, which last year... Full Story
Parsons records safety landmark on rail project.
Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, has announced that the Etihad Rail Project in Abu Dhabi has surpassed more than 10mn man... Full Story
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