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Al Safa Transport signs deal to use Etihad Rail network The 1,200-km-long Etihad Rail project is being delivered in three key stages, with Stage 1 operations running since December 2015 and having transported more than 10 million tonnes of granulated sulphur as at April 2017 from sources in Shah and Habshan to the export point of Ruwais.

Al Safa Transport signs deal to use Etihad Rail network

Etihad Rail has signed an agreement with Al Safa Transport for the movement of cargo using the UAE’s vast railway network.

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Doha Metro plans fastest driverless trains in GCC

Doha Metro plans fastest driverless trains in GCC

The Doha Metro will be one of the fastest driverless train systems in the world and will be the fastest in the region; able to reach 100 km per hour, it was announced this week.    2 Comments
 
UKs 1st export train to China departs DP World terminal

UKs 1st export train to China departs DP World terminal

The first ever UK to China export train departed DP World’s London Gateway on Monday, laden with containers full of British goods.
 
FOCUS: How Riyadh Metro uses design to attract citizens

FOCUS: How Riyadh Metro uses design to attract citizens

The planning and design for the Riyadh Metro have been carefully coordinated in effort to ensure that Riyadh will use and take ownership of the infrastructure upon its completion.
 
DHL handles logistics, imports metro trains to Saudi

DHL handles logistics, imports metro trains to Saudi

Bombardier Transportation has turned to DHL Global Forwarding to handle the project logistics associated with getting its Riyadh Metro trainsets from Europe to Saudi Arabia.
 

 

MENA’s railway supply to grow 3% annually until 2021

MENA’s railway supply to grow 3% annually until 2021

Railway industry players are upbeat about MENA railway supply market prospects, noting that the sector will grow about 3% annually in the next four years.
 
Unipart Rail, Arabian Railway Co. to form Joint Venture

Unipart Rail, Arabian Railway Co. to form Joint Venture

Unipart Rail and Arabian Railway Company are to form a joint venture company to deliver world class projects, supply chain services and consultancy in Saudi Arabia.
 
Etihad Rail DB runs 1000th train

Etihad Rail DB runs 1000th train

Etihad Rail and Etihad Rail DB, the joint venture between Etihad Rail and DB Cargo that operates and maintains Stage One of the railway network, announced that it has safely run its 1000th train.
 
Etihad Rail hits 10m tonnes of sulphur milestone

Etihad Rail hits 10m tonnes of sulphur milestone

Stretching 264km, stage 1 links the sulphur sources of Shah and Habshan to the export point of Ruwais via the Mirfa depot and Etihad Rail has transported 10-million tonnes of sulphur since its launch.
 
GCC dominates rail with $240bn planned projects

GCC dominates rail with $240bn planned projects

Asia and the Middle East have the largest selection of freight and urban transport projects in the world with more than $642bn worth of planned railway investments, according to a report.
 
Abu Dhabi follows Dubai with Hyperloop agreement

Abu Dhabi follows Dubai with Hyperloop agreement

Abu Dhabi plans to build Hyperloop link between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, cutting travel time to under 10 mins.
 
Oil prices impacting GCC rail sector

Oil prices impacting GCC rail sector

Low oil prices and wider economic uncertainty are having an impact on rail infrastructure development across the region, according to Steve Cockerell, industry marketing director, Road and Rail, Bentley Systems.
 
RTA signs deal to consider Dubai-AD hyperloop link

RTA signs deal to consider Dubai-AD hyperloop link

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a deal to explore the potential for developing a Hyperloop link to neighbouring Abu Dhabi.
 
Dubai Metro extension to boost infrastructure sector

Dubai Metro extension to boost infrastructure sector

Dubai Metro use has increased rapidly since its launch in 2010 and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expects to extend the Metro tracks to 110km by 2020 and to 421km by 2030.
 
REPORT: Etihad Rail DB quietly makes rail history

REPORT: Etihad Rail DB quietly makes rail history

Etihad Rail DB has quietly implemented the most advanced signalling system in the world, making it a benchmark for Europe to look toward as the future of rail transport.
 
Middle East Rail 2017 confirmed for March next year

Middle East Rail 2017 confirmed for March next year

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Terrapinn have signed an MoU to to jointly hold Middle East Rail, the region's longest running and most successful railways event, for three more consecutive years.
 




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