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Saudi Arabia unveils new rail network expansion plan

The Saudi government has developed a comprehensive plan for expanding its rail network, which includes building a railway line between the cities of Abha and Jizan, said a report. One of the key projects under this plan is the lan

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$2.6bn Saudi railway to start operations in December

Saudi Arabia will start operations on the country's longest railway, running 2,750-km between capital Riyadh and the northern city of Gurayat, on December 24. It is being built at a cost of SR10 billion ($2.66 billion), said a report.

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$2.6bn Saudi railway to start operations in December

Saudi Arabia will start operations on the country's longest railway, running 2,750-km between capital Riyadh and the northern city of Gurayat, on December 24. It is being built at a cost of SR10 billion ($2.66 billion), said a report.

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World Bank to provide $1.1bn to electrify Iran rail

The World Bank has agreed to provide €1 billion ($1.18 billion) to electrify the rail network in Iran, the head of the Iran’s regional railway authority was quoted as saying in a media report. "The World Bank has a

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Gulf states push back rail network launch to 2021

The Gulf states have agreed in principle to delay the completion date of a 2,100-km transnational rail network stretching from Kuwait to Oman by three years to 2021, said a report, citing a UAE minister. Ministers from Bahrain, Ku

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Gulf states push back rail network launch to 2021

The Gulf states have agreed in principle to delay the completion date of a 2,100-km transnational rail network stretching from Kuwait to Oman by three years to 2021, said a report, citing a UAE minister. Ministers from Bahrain, Ku

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Oman Rail likely to begin ops in 4 years

Oman Rail is on track with its rail project, although it could take another four years before the first line is operational, a top official said. The company was refocusing its priorities on using rail in non-coastal areas to tran

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Oman to focus on domestic rail network first

Oman may focus on building a domestic rail network rather than connecting its railways to a regional system, because of uncertainty over when the regional project will go ahead, transport minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi said.

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GCC rail network may get delayed by two years

The work on the $20 billion GCC rail project, which will connect all six Gulf states, is likely to be completed in 2020, two years behind the deadline set, said a report citing the chairman of the UAE’s Federal Transport Authority (FTA).

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GCC rail network 'likely by 2018'

A plan to make the GCC railway network operational by 2018 is being drawn up, a report said. Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are already in the process of conducting a feasibility study, which is expected to be complete by the first quar

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