Local firm wins $1.9 billion railway contract in Tanzania
Train to Bring Tourists From 11 Countries to Iran
Saudi Railway Polytechnic, Siemens launch training programme
21/10/2017 (GDN - Bahrain): Saudi Railway Polytechnic (SRP) in Qassim, Saudi Arabia, and Siemens, a technology leader, recently launched a three-year ‘Rail Technician’ training programme with the first batch of 40 local talents. The students will be trained in rail signalling, electrification, communication systems and operations, said a statement. The customised training programme incorporates aspects of Siemens rail curriculum from Germany, and combines theoretical and practical components in a dual education approach, it said. The launch of the training programme follows the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed earlier this year by the technical and vocational training corporation and Siemens, in the presence of HM King Salman and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Saudi high-speed rail to start service in Q1 2018
Siemens Wins $1 Billion Contract for Israel Railway’s New Self-propelling Train Cars
27/09/2017 (Haaretz - Israel): The German industrial conglomerate Siemens is the successful bidder that will supply 330 electric passenger train cars to Israel Railways, the state-owned rail company informed the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Siemens will receive 3.2 billion shekels ($907 million) for supplying the rail cars themselves, roughly 400 million shekels for maintenance services and another 230 million shekels for building a maintenance facility in Israel. All told, the German company’s contract will be worth 3.83 billion shekels.