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In Focus: Riyadh's $22bn metro scheme

Middle East metro boom takes shape

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

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Dubai metro network

Interview: Abdul al-Hassan, director of rail planning, Dubai’s RTA Subscription

13 October 2014 | By

When it comes to public transport in the UAE, there has been a dramatic shift in attitudes over the past decade, according to Abdul Redha Abu al-Hassan, director of rail planning at Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).

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12 October 2014 | By

Rail boom dominates GCC construction spending

Estimated share of GCC railway cargo 2020

Boosting trade with rail links Subscription

12 October 2014

Bechtel’s David Welch explains how railways promote economic growth

Dubai: Stations are critical intersections that bring together passengers, local communities and businesses

From platforms to linking points Subscription

12 October 2014 | By James Gavin

Stations are now being designed to enhance the quality of journeys

Strong client teams are key Subscription

12 October 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

Effective project management is vital regardless of the contracting model

Mecca

Mecca sets new metro tender deadline Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Bid are now due in late October

Mecca light rail system and example for Jeddah Metro

Systra appointed for Jeddah Metro engineering work Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

Jeddah’s urban rail network is one of three new metro systems planned in Saudi Arabia

Model network: Dubai has the world's longest driverless metro system

The trend for driverless metros Subscription

22 June 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

As the region focuses on building metro schemes with a high level of automation, driverless systems are set to become a feature of many of the Gulf cities that have chosen to prioritise mass-transit networks 

Consortiums given more time to prepare bids for Mecca Metro Subscription

22 June 2014 | By

Mecca Metro tender deadline moved to early September

Construction contractors in Saudi Arabia can be optimistic again Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Saudi Arabia’s construction market is booming after a slow 2012, with multibillion-dollar contract awards on metro schemes and the Housing Ministry set to bring in the private sector to build homes

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Dubai: Infrastructure requires new sources of funding

Race for Mecca metro deals Subscription

17 April 2014

Competition for Mecca metro contracts heats up as Turkish firms dominate the field in the prequalification round

Rail

Next hurdle for key rail market Subscription

27 March 2014 | By

While billions of dollars are being invested in rail infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, it still faces a challenge in attracting the necessary expertise

Regional metro schemes

New players to fill metro void Subscription

20 March 2014

With the region’s metro boom gathering pace, competition for resources is also mounting

Atiya: The region is a greenfield opportunity for Siemens

Integrating transport networks Subscription

4 March 2014 | By

Gulf countries need to interlink their new transport systems to attract more passengers and reduce traffic congestion, says Sami Atiya, head of Siemens’ mobility and logistics division

Doha

Riyadh metro makes progress Subscription

27 February 2014

While similarities exist, the Doha and Riyadh metro projects are being delivered using quite different procurement methods

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