Moroccan Railway Group Wants to Build a Train Completely ‘Made in Morocco’
Construction Site of the Tangier-Casablanca HSL 92% Complete
Egypt starts comprehensive plan to develop railway system
26/08/2017 (Egypt Indipendent - Egypt): The Egyptian government began a plan to develop the railway system headed by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, last Wednesday, after cabinet approval. The comprehensive development plan includes the implementation of major projects to develop signaling systems on the main lines of the network, at a cost of one billion dollars, as well as contracts to purchase spare parts for engines at the same cost, according to Transport Minister, Hisham Arafat...
$2.6bn Saudi railway starts operations in December
24/09/2017 (Gulf News - Bahrain): Saudi Arabia will start operations on the country's longest railway, running 2,750-km between capital Riyadh and the northern city of Gurayat, on December 24. It is being built at a cost of SR10 billion ($2.66 billion), said a report. Majority of the work has been completed including the construction of the support buildings along the length and breadth of the railway besides the main control and operation centre, 179 communication towers and signals, control systems, communication systems at stations and maintenance buildings, reported The Saudi Gazette. One of the world’s longest railway lines, it will pass through Majmaa, Qassim, Hail, Al-Jouf regions of the kingdom.
New Karmiel-Tel Aviv train line to open, with access for Israeli Arab towns