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Future EU transport infrastructure policy to focus on TEN-T corridors

Future EU transport infrastructure policy to focus on TEN-T corridors | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
EUROPE: The European Commission has announced details of ‘the most radical overhaul of EU infrastructure policy since its inception in the 1980s’,...
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IRIS | QinetiQ North America

IRIS | QinetiQ North America | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Intelligent Rail Integrity System QinetiQ North America’s IRIS provides a network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded rail (CWR). The sensors
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Smart Ticketing Alliance agreed

Smart Ticketing Alliance agreed | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
EUROPE: The creation of a Smart Ticketing Alliance as ‘a platform for European and global co-operation’ has been agreed by smart ticketing...
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Saudi Landbridge design contract awarded

Saudi Landbridge design contract awarded | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
SAUDI ARABIA: The Ministry of Finance's Public Investment Fund has appointed the Italferr engineering consultancy subsidiary of Italian national...
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The Slingatron: Building a Railroad to Space

A railroad to space using a mechanical hypervelocity launcher to enable large-scale space utilization.
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Riyadh metro construction contracts awarded

Riyadh metro construction contracts awarded | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority announced the winners of three turnkey contracts for the construction of a 176 km six-line driverless...
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From Mecca to Rio, Spain seeks buyers for high-speed rail - Al-Arabiya

From Mecca to Rio, Spain seeks buyers for high-speed rail - Al-Arabiya | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
From Mecca to Rio, Spain seeks buyers for high-speed rail
Al-Arabiya
Encouraged by a multi-billion euro contract to build a high-speed rail in Saudi Arabia, recession-hit Spain is fighting to win more lucrative train contracts abroad.

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Oman on track for 2,244-km railway network project - Zawya

Oman on track for 2,244-km railway network project - Zawya | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Oman is ramping up its efforts to build a 2,244-kilometre rail network that is expected to link major ports and neighboring countries.
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World first truck turntable

World first truck turntable | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
New ground is being broken in vehicle movement on site with the development of truck turntables.
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Etihad Rail on track to run by the year end - official - Zawya

Etihad Rail on track to run by the year end - official - Zawya | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national rail network, has made significant progress since its inception in 2009 and is set to complete the project as per schedule within next five years, according to a senior official.
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QAR20bn metro project contracts awarded in Qatar - Zawya

QAR20bn metro project contracts awarded in Qatar - Zawya | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Qatar Railways Company has awarded QAR 20 billion (USD 5.49 billion) of construction contracts to build the 216km Doha Metro line linking Doha city centre with many of the World Cup stadiums.
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Class 68 UKLight locomotives take shape - Railway Gazette

Class 68 UKLight locomotives take shape - Railway Gazette | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
UK: The first of 15 Vossloh UKLight diesel-electric locomotives for freight and charter train operator Direct Rail Services is now under construction at the Vossloh España plant near Valencia in Spain.
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Iraq Laying Plans to Rebuild Rail System - VOA - Voice of America

Iraq Laying Plans to Rebuild Rail System - VOA - Voice of America | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Iraq Laying Plans to Rebuild Rail System - VOA Voice of America The country has only two working passenger trains at present, and officials in the state-run railway company admit that the volumes of passengers and freight which it carries do not...
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Saudi Railway Company seeks operating concessionaire

Saudi Railway Company seeks operating concessionaire | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Company has invited expressions of interest for a concession to maintain and operate the North-South Railway, under a...
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Train inspection portals to be installed

Train inspection portals to be installed | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI plans to install train inspection portals at around 100 key locations on its network, including border crossings...
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Strukton wins Södra stambanan maintenance contract

Strukton wins Södra stambanan maintenance contract | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
SWEDEN: National transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Strukton Rail a contract to maintain the 680 track-km northern section of the Södra...
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Zhengzhou to Hamburg freight train arrives

Zhengzhou to Hamburg freight train arrives | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
INTERNATIONAL: An inaugural freight from Zhengzhou in China arrived at the Hamburg-Billwerder yard on August 2.
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Riyadh governor to launch metro project | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

Riyadh governor to launch metro project | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more. | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Arab News, an English-language daily, is a leading source of commentaries and news on Saudi Arabia, sports, business, Islam, lifestyle and more.
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Are You Elevating Your Professional Presence?

Are You Elevating Your Professional Presence? | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
As marketers, my colleagues and I spend our days looking outward, focused on ways to connect consumers with the Citi brand, such as by sponsoring Citibike in New York City and Connect: Professional
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Value of MENA rail projects to soar amid network expansion - Zawya

Value of MENA rail projects to soar amid network expansion - Zawya | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
The value of rail contracts awarded throughout MENA reached USD 434 million in the first quarter of 2013, roughly 17% of the total USD 2.55 billion awarded in the transport sector overall.
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2023 Targets in Railway Transportation – I

2023 Targets in Railway Transportation – I | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Turkish Ministry of Transportation announced the target of constructing 4000 km new conventional rail lines till 2023. Here's the report or this target by Summer 2013:
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SAR62bn Makkah metro project launch in 2014 - Zawya

SAR62bn Makkah metro project launch in 2014 - Zawya | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
The SAR 62 billion new Makkah public transport system, including a metro with four lines and 88 stations and a fast bus service network, will bring about dramatic improvement in transport of pilgrims and citizens in the city, said Makkah mayor Osama...
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KSA expected to invest $45bn to set up railway networks

KSA expected to invest $45bn to set up railway networks | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Zawya recently publish that KSA is expected to invest $45bn to set up railway networks after an announcement at a recent event in Riyadh. Huawei Enterprise
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Africa teeming with opportunities, but short in cash - Zawya

Africa teeming with opportunities, but short in cash - Zawya | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
Analysts believe the enormous regional assets could help funnel foreign cash inflows into the continent’s economy.
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CSR Corp changes strategy  - Railway Gazette

CSR Corp changes strategy  - Railway Gazette | Rail leaders | Scoop.it
CHINA: CSR has announced overseas sales of US$2·2bn in 2012, a 100% increase on the previous year.

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