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Western train makers fight back with hi-tech interiors

Trains are likely to become more like long-haul planes, with customised carriages and tablets embedded into hi-tech seats, as Western manufacturers fight back against cheaper Chinese rivals and Europe's railways open up to greater competitio

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SRO to launch Riyadh-Dammam 180kmph trains

Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) plans to launch four new passenger trains between Riyadh and Dammam that will run at a speed of 180 kmph, a report said. The first of the four trains will be introduced in November this year and t

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Travel chaos as London rail workers launch strike

Millions of Londoners were hit by travel chaos on Wednesday as underground rail workers launched the first of a series of crippling strikes that have been branded "shameful" by Prime Minister David Cameron. As tempers fr

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Saudi to spend $800m on land for Riyadh metro

Saudi Arabia plans to spend about 3 billion riyals ($800 million) acquiring land in Riyadh to build the capital's first metro rail system, the official in charge of the project told Reuters. "This is already budgeted and

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Saudi awards $22.5bn contracts to build Riyadh metro

The Saudi Arabian government has awarded $22.5 billion in contracts to three foreign-led consortia for the design and construction of the first metro rail system in the capital Riyadh. The project, which will involve six rail line

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Qatargas-1 plans LNG units shutdown in April

Qatargas, the world's largest LNG supplier, plans to shut all three liquefied natural gas (LNG) producing units at its Qatargas-1 plant for three weeks of work starting in the third week of April, its chief executive told Reuters. Qata

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$25bn high-speed train project to link GCC

Saudi Arabia has approved a $25 billion railway project, which will link Bahrain and the other GCC countries through a 2,117km network, a report said. The project, in which trains will run at speeds of up to 350km/hr, is set to boost regio

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All Qatargas trains running at full capacity

All seven Qatargas liquefied natural gas (LNG) production trains have reached 100 percent production capacity, the company said in a statement. Qatargas, one of two state-owned LNG producers, is currently running at full production capacit

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Heavy snow, cold disrupt travel in north Europe

Heavy snow and frigid temperatures caused further disruption across northern Europe on Monday - stranding travellers, snarling traffic and shutting schools. More than 1,000 flights at Germany's main airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Be

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Relentless snow causes travel chaos in UK

More heavy snow caused havoc across Britain on Thursday, keeping Gatwick airport closed for a second day, disrupting rail services and leaving travellers stranded. Commuters struggled to get to work as Britain's worst early winter weat

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