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The metro expansion comes in line with Dubai?s large infrastructural projects linked to the site of Expo. (Image source: Stefan Wisselink/Flickr)

Dubai has raised US$1.1bn loan for the expansion of the citys metro rail system, reaching the first step of an infrastructure financing programme which totals around US$2.8bn

The Doha Metro project is expected to transform the rapid transit system in Qatar. (Image source: Qatar Rail)

The first four of the 75 Doha Metro trains have arrived two months ahead of schedule at Hamad Port in Qatar after a three-week journey by sea from Japan?s Kobe Port

According to Egypt?s minister of transport, the agreement will leverage the role of ENR in transporting goods using rail, which is aligned to the Ministry?s vision to improve rail infrastructure, decrease loads on the road, and help achieve our target to transport 25mn tonnes of goods annually using rail by 2022. (Image source: ENR)

GE has signed a letter of intent (LoI) worth US$575mn with the Egypt?s Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series Locomotives that can be used for both passengers or freight rail, as well as a 15-year agreement for parts and technical support for GE locomotives in ENR?s new and current fleet

US$69 billion worth of projects are currently under construction in the GCC region. (Image source: JFulgham/Pixabay)

Industry players are upbeat about the region?s railway supply market prospects, noting that the sector will grow about three per cent annually in the next four years

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