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GE signs $575m railway contract with Egypt

GE has signed an agreement worth $575 million with Egyptian authorities to supply 100 locomotives that can be used for passengers or freight rail, as well as a 15-year contract for parts and technical support for GE locomotives. T

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Iran to renovate rail fleet

Iran Railways plans to renovate its fleet in the next two years, said a senior ministry official in a report. The Iranian minister of roads and urban development Abbas Akhoundi added that the trains which have been in service for

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EC to co-operate in Iran railway projects

The European Commission has discussed development of railway co-operation with the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR), according to a report.   At a meeting with Henric Hololei, the director general for Mob

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Autodesk readies BIM solutions for railways

Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment creation software, is set to showcase its building, information, modeling (BIM) solutions for railways at the upcoming Middle East Rail conference in Dubai, UAE. To ru

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New railways training institute opens in Saudi

A new institute, focussed on on-the-job training, has opened in Buraidah to train staff for the Saudi Railway Company. The Saudi Railway Polytechnic, run by a British institute, is connected with several colleges in the Kingdom, a repor

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Siemens signs $3.2bn Russia deal

Germany's Siemens has signed an agreement worth 2.5 billion euros ($3.2 billion) to supply Russia's state-owned railways with 675 locomotives in a joint venture with the Russian company Sinara Group. The memorandum was sig

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Over 100 killed in Russia floods, landslide

Floods and landslides killed at least 103 people in southern Russia after two months' average rainfall fell in a few hours, forcing some to climb on to roofs and into trees to save themselves, police said on Saturday. Many victims were eld

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Infrastructure investment vital say experts

Regional governments must increase spending on social infrastructure projects to prevent the economy from shrinking and maintain job creation, three experts said in a white paper. The white paper, ‘Building a sustainable framework for the

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GCC rail network focus for summit

Road and railways networks of countries across the GCC, development of maritime and air transport systems, logistics and transportation will form the core of discussions of an upcoming transportation conference in Doha. The GCC Transport a

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India to spend $9bn to expand railways

India unveiled a $9 billion plan on Wednesday to expand its creaky and overstretched railway system and cut rail freight rates on grain and kerosene, a move which could help ease growing inflationary pressures. The government plans to buil

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