June 9, 2016
Tunnelling work has been completed on Riyadh Metro Line 5 (Green Line). Herrenknecht supplied two, 19-metre wide tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for Line 5 and three additional TBMs for the remaining project.
June 3, 2016
The Ministry of Roads & Urban Development in Iran and the Department for Transport in the UK have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for bilateral co-operation to share know-how and best practices in the rail sector.
May 27, 2016
The USD16.5-billion mass transit project, which involves development of a metrorail system and a bus network, planned for the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia has been stalled due to ongoing financial restructuring.
May 16, 2016
The Metropolitan Mass Transit System Limited (NTA), the public company responsible for implementing the light-rail transit (LRT) system in Tel Aviv, Israel, has launched a tender for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Red Line.
May 15, 2016
The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has shortlisted two consortia for the USD2-billion design-build contract of Route 2020, which involves extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line by 14.5 km from the Nakheel Harbour and Tower to the Expo 2020 site.
May 12, 2016
The Government of Saudi Arabia has granted the Spanish-Saudi Al-Shoula consortium to complete the Haramain high-speed rail (HSR) project by first quarter of 2018, a delay of 14 months from the initial scheduled date of January 2017.
May 12, 2016
The Hill International joint venture (JV) has secured a USD41.6-million, four-year contract from Qatar Rail to provide project management consultancy services for the Lusail light-rail transit (LRT) system being developed in north Doha, Qatar.
May 11, 2016
The Ministry of International Co-operation and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which EBRD will contribute USD250 million towards the total project cost of USD500 million for the rehabilitation of the defunct 14-km Heliopolis Tram line, which connects Ramses station and Almaza district in Cairo, Egypt.
May 6, 2016
Qatar Rail has terminated the USD1.1-billion contract awarded to a consortium of Samsung C&T, Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A (OHL) and Qatar Building Company for the construction of Musheireb and Education City stations of Doha Metro.
May 4, 2016
Hyundai Rotem Corporation has secured a USD260-million contract from Iran's state-run railway corporation to design and supply 150 diesel-driven trains for the 960-km railway line in the suburban region of Tehran, Iran.
May 3, 2016
A consortium of Turkey-based Nurol, Italy-based Astaldi and Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has submitted the lowest commercial offer for the design-build contract for Dubai Metro Red Line extension to the Expo 2020 site.
April 25, 2016
The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has signed a EUR60-million contract with a consortium of France-based Systra and Egis Rail; and Egypt-based engineering consultants ACE and EHAF for general consultancy services for Phase III of the Cairo Metro Line 3 in Egypt.