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Saudi plans railway line to Jordan: report

Saudi Arabia plans to construct a railway line to Jordan as part of the 2,177-km GCC rail network project, a report said. "We have already launched projects to link the country's northern region to Jordan by rail networks

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$200bn rail bonanza under way in Mena

Every country in the Mena region has announced rail or metro plans and in total there are more than $200 billion worth of rail and metro projects either planned or under way in the Middle East, said a specialist transport consultant.

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Etihad Rail Phase One line to be ready in December

The first phase of the 264-km Shah-Habshan line under the Etihad Rail Project will be fully completed by the end of this year, said the Emirati state news agency, citing a top official. Seven carriages and 110 wagons will run on t

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UAE to launch second phase of $11bn railway network

The UAE's railway developer Etihad Rail is set to secure government funding and award contracts to build the second phase of its $11-billion national rail network, said its acting chief executive officer. "We're ready

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Sabic’s resin used in Indian, Brazilian rail projects

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation’s (Sabic) Lexan resin is being used by an Indian rail coach manufacturer to produce seating for Mumbai’s heavily-utilised railway system. The resin is also being used by Brazil's Monte

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Interoperability key to regional railway success

As investment in rail projects accelerates throughout the region - with nearly $167-billion worth of active future rail or metro projects being planned and awaiting award in the Middle East - early action needs to be taken to ensure there is eff

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New Bahrain-Saudi causeway to cost $5bn

A second causeway linking Bahrain with Saudi Arabia and providing a route for a regional railway network being built by the GCC states will cost about $5 billion, a Bahrain minister has said. Details of the project for the causewa

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KAEC to build new link road to railway station

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract to develop the initial phase of a road that will connect the Haramain inner-city railway station with the Business Park at Bay La Sun district and KAEC residential communities.

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Kuwait eyes $28bn PPP projects in new plan

Kuwait plans to establish public - private partnership (PPP) projects worth KD8 billion ($28.17 billion) under the new five-year development plan announced recently. The Kuwait Development Plan (KDP) for 2015-2020 will also focus

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Haramain train test run to start in 6 months

The testing of the first line of the high-speed Haramain railway system in Saudi Arabia is set to start in six months, said a report.   It will take place on the line between Madinah and King Abdullah Economic Ci

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