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Saudi Arabia to Inaugurate Longest Rail Linking Riyadh with Cities on...

Dammam - The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) is close to inaugurating a train line for passengers that links Riyadh and the King Khalid International...

$200bn projects underway amid infrastructure upgrade

Projects worth $200bn are underway in Qatar as the country is working on improving its infrastructure, HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh...

Oman set to focus on domestic rail

Oman may focus on building a domestic rail network rather than connecting its railways to a regional system, because of uncertainty over when the regional project will go ahead, transport minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi said on Sunday.

Qatar Rail showcases architectural finishes for Doha Metro stations

Mohamed Timbely Senior Director of Architecture and MEP at Qatar Rail giving his presentation.

Contractors resubmit bids for Stage Two of Etihad Rail

Contractors have resubmitted bids for sections of Stage Two of the Etihad Rail project, but no bids have yet been received for a key section linking the network from Abu Dhabi and on to Oman as part of the wider GCC network

Delhi Metro introduces changes in smart card add value, refund rules

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today said it would introduce some changes in its smart card add value and refund rules from May 21.

161 years on, Mumbai Metro trial repeats history

161 years on, history repeated itself in November again this Saturday. As the first railway stretch of the 11.4-km long Mumbai Metro train conducted its first end-to-end trial from Versova-Andheri to Ghatkopar, it gave a sense of déjà vu.

Kingdom seen to invest $45b in rail project

Saudi Arabia is expected to invest $45 billion for establishment of its mammoth 7,000 km railway network which will include major projects such as the Saudi landbridge, Haramain High Speed Rail and the GCC Rail, said experts ahead of the 4th annual Middle East Rail Opportunities conference to be held in Riyadh on May 6-7.

$400bn needed annually to reduce oil consumption in the transport sector

Also today, freight transport and logistics in the Middle East region are highly inefficient and dominated by road transport. Governments in the region have initiated multi-billion US Dollar programs to establish a rail network in the Middle East / GCC to benefit from the lower emissions of rail freight transport and to accommodate the significantly increased demand.

UAE's $11bn railway network set to transform country's industry

The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts that the UAE's non-oil exports will rise by around a third over the next five years, to $294bn by 2016. Much of this increase will come from intra-Arab trade, and the new rail network will certainly be expected to do its part to speed transaction flows across the Middle East.