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GCC rail project to be completed by 2021, says UAE minister

GCC rail project to be completed by 2021, says UAE minister :A new ‘ceiling’ of 2021 has been set for the completion of the GCC Rail Network, UAE minister of infrastructure and development Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi said. “At the... ...

Gulf states target 2021 for new regional rail deadline

Gulf states target 2021 for new regional rail deadline :The six Gulf countries have agreed in principle to push back the completion date of a 2,100 kilometre transnational rail network stretching from Kuwait to Oman by three years to 2021, the United... ...

Etihad suspends tender process for second stage railway line

Etihad suspends tender process for second stage railway line :Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Rail has suspended the tender process for stage two of the project, which is due to take the line west to the UAE’s border with Saudi Arabia and east to Dubai and... ...

GCC passenger trains to travel at 220kmph

GCC passenger trains to travel at 220kmph :Passenger trains on the proposed GCC rail network will travel at a speed of 220km per hour, while the average hourly speed of freight trains will be from 80km to 120km. The GCC rail project linking the six... ...

European Rail Equipment Companies focused in Middle Eastern Railway Market

European Rail Equipment Companies focused in Middle Eastern Railway Market :Thanks to the mammoth railway expansion in the Middle East, a big market opportunity has opened up for leading railway equipment makers in Europe and Asia. Rough estimates... ...

Joining Forces for Rail Systems in Middle East

Joining Forces for Rail Systems in Middle East :On 10th May a partnership accord has been signed between Saudi Railway Company and Etihad Rail to establish joint committees. These committees will be responsible from implementation of a general... ...

GCC rail project to be completed by 2018 at a cost of $15.4b

GCC rail project to be completed by 2018 at a cost of $15.4b :The railway project to connect the GCC, linking Kuwait to Muscat through Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE, is estimated to cost around $15.4b. Abdullah Al Shibli, Assistant... ...

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