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In Focus: Riyadh's $22bn metro scheme

Middle East metro boom takes shape

Railway construction

Rail projects safe from oil price drop Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

No sign of delays for existing rail and metro projects across the GCC although new project plans unlikely to materialise this year

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Riyadh Metro

Eversendai wins Riyadh metro work Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Contract covers the construction of depots


Rail and aviation sectors dominate Subscription

24 December 2014 | By James Gavin

The GCC’s rail boom and rapid expansion of its aviation market are set to continue in 2015

Riyadh metro

Saudi Arabia’s transport vision Subscription

26 November 2014

Plans are afoot to improve land, sea and air travel across the kingdom

Regional tunnelling projects

Metro schemes drive boom in tunnelling Subscription

19 November 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

Many major schemes across the GCC have tunnelling elements, with governments looking to minimise disruption to populations and businesses from construction work

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).


Rail Projects Subscription

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 sets new metro tender deadline Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Bid are now due in late October

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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

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 

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

Regional rail network

Rail awards reach record highs Subscription

18 June 2014 | By

The Middle East has drawn up ambitious plans to increase rail infrastructure to improve transport links and boost international trade, but recent unrest in may prove an obstacle to progress in some countries

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

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