Rail

Abu Dhabi reduces size of metro system

metro-abu-dhabiThe Department of Transport (DoT) unveiled updated plans for Abu Dhabi’s metro and light-rail transit (LRT) system which reduces the size and scope of the transport network.

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Japan to provide US$392mn loan for Egypt's fourth metro line

Japan_EgyptJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give Egypt a US$392mn loan to fund the construction of Cairo's fourth metro line, Egypt's planning minister said.

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SAR signs US$147.4mn passenger train contract

SRC_contractSaudi Railway Company (SAR) signed a US$147.4mn deal with Spain's Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) for the manufacture of passenger trains for the North and South railway.

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A railway digital communication revolution

Railway_communicationMichel Clement, VP Railways at Kapsch CarrierCom, discussed the challenges and opportunities of bringing GSM-R railway technology to Algeria, the first country in the region to implement digital train communication.

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Mecca metro gets US$5.4 billion in financing

Mecca-railThe implementation of the first phase of a metro network in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca has been allocated US$5.4 billion in financing, the Mayor of Mecca announced.

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