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Simulation exercise under way for Mecca pilgrim metro Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Contractor undertakes 24-hour exercise for metro that transports millions during hajj


Oman Rail prepares to award first contract Subscription

30 August 2015 | By ,

Construction for first phase of Oman national railway to start by end 2015


Qatar seeks consultants for long-distance railway Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

Project management provider to oversee execution of 146-kilometre scheme

From our Experts

Philippa Wilkinson

The ideal moment for subsidy cuts Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Much-needed subsidy reforms should be accompanied by public transport investments

Jennifer Aguinaldo

The case for private financing Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Fiscal constraints may not be the best reason to turn to PPP but it is the strongest driver yet for its acceptance in the region

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Top 100 projects Q2 2015

Iraq projects market value collapses in Top 100 projects index Subscription

19 August 2015 | By

But the value of the index in the second quarter edges higher

Doha sets new date for metro fit-out interest

Doha sets new date for metro fit-out interest Subscription

19 August 2015 | By

First phase of light rail network expected to be completed in 2019

Etihad Rail extends tender deadline for second phase

Etihad Rail extends tender deadline for second phase Subscription

13 August 2015 | By

Bidders prepare to submit offers in September

Metro remains in Kuwait’s top agenda

Metro remains in Kuwait’s top agenda Subscription

5 August 2015 | By ,

Communications ministry affirms commitment for project to go ahead  

Constantine Alstom

Alstom-led consortium to extend Algeria tramway Subscription

4 August 2015

Extension to link with Ali Mendjeli city and Mohamed Boudiaf airport

Qatar prequalifies 15 for long-distance railway

Qatar prequalifies 15 for long-distance railway Subscription

3 August 2015 | By

European, Chinese and South Korean contractors dominate consortiums

French firm wins Algeria rail deal

French firm wins Algeria rail deal Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

Order covers the supply of 17 trains

Dubai Metro

Dubai tenders Expo metro link Subscription

29 July 2015 | By

Eight prequalified groups invited to bid

Cairo is developing new administrative centre between Cairo and Suez canal. Project unveiled in March 2015 at Egypt Economic Devlopment Conference. Being developed by Capital City Partnership led by Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar

Egypt kicks off multibillion-dollar rail project Subscription

22 July 2015 | By

Chinese firm to deliver first trains by August

The technical expertise required includes experience in the design-and-build of urban tunneling structures utilising tunnel boring machines

Jeddah seeks contractors for metro Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Rail network is part of city’s transport upgrade programme

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah seeks rail and tram contractors Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

Consortiums between local and international firms to be formed to meet prequalification criteria

Saudi rail contract cancelled

Saudi rail contract cancelled Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Cancellation of $200m deal for rolling stock supply casts doubt onto scheme

Dubai metro

Dubai prequalifies bidders for Expo metro link Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Route 2020 will connect to the existing Red Line


Tunisia rail to start operations in 2018 Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Rolling stocks supplier to be selected by end of 2015

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