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Rail boss slams construction delays and standards

Saudi Arabia’s Transport Minister says work on the high-speed Haramain Railway is substandard, construction slow – and has demanded a company in the Spanish-led consortium behind the project come up with plans to compensate for delays in the project.

Salini Impregilo's Middle East wins top $8.5bn

The company's major project wins thus far in 2013 include its $4.5bn (€3.6bn) win for Line 3 of the Riyadh Metro in a consortium including Ansaldo, Nesma & Partners, Larsen & Toubro and Bombardier.

US consultants hired for 950km Saudi railway plan

US-based Parsons Brinckerhoff has said it will provide project management consulting services for the design and construction of a new rail line between the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf in Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain-Saudi rail link discussed

A team of experts from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain recently held talks in Manama to discuss the feasibility of a rail link between the two neighbors separated by the Arabian Sea.

Saudi Arabia spending big on rail projects

Rail transportation is playing an increasing role in the Saudi transportation sector. The government has launched a number of initiatives to develop this sector through major railway expansion projects connecting the different regions of the Kingdom.

Experts to study proposals for Bahrain-Saudi rail link

Bahrain experts will begin studying proposals of the Saudi-Bahrain railway project by the middle of next year, said a minister.

ABB Wins $115 order to support Saudi rail network

Swiss engineering group ABB said on Wednesday it has won an order worth around $115 million from Saudi Electricity Company to improve the reliability of the transmission grid that feeds major Saudi railway interconnections.

Saudi Arabia Plans Metro System In Jeddah

Saudi Arabia is preparing plans to build a metro system in its second largest city Jeddah, a project that would cost around SAR35 billion ($9.3 billion), a deputy mayor of the city said on Sunday.