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Consortium to design and build Dubai’s Route 2020 Red metro line extension

Industry news  •  10 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) of Dubai has awarded the Route 2020 design and build contract to to Expolink, an Alstom-led consortium consisting of ACCIONA and Gulermak.

Urban public transport developments in MENA

Issue 3 2016  •  20 June 2016  •  Amr Ramadan, Senior Research and Partnership Officer, UITP MENA Centre for Transport Excellence

Despite political and financial instability, in an effort to combat endemic congestion and environmental challenges, cities across the Middle East and North Africa are still pushing forward with mass public transport projects including BRT, metro, light-rail and cable car transport. Most cities have laid out urban mobility plans to make MENA cities more liveable and improve quality of life for their citizens. North African countries are now setting up powerful governmental authorities to plan and integrate public transport strategies and empowering them with proper financial support…

Industry focuses on finding congestion solutions in MENA region

Industry news  •  3 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The UITP (International Association of Public Transport) MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition, held in Dubai, has reinforced the urgency to find congestion solutions for cities across the region.

Alstom and Qatar Rail reveal Lusail tram design

Industry news  •  20 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Alstom and Qatar Rail have unveiled the design of the new Citadis Lusail tram which will operate on the city’s 4-line tramway network.

Busworld Turkey is preparing for a successful 6th edition in Istanbul

Industry news  •  8 February 2016  •  Busworld Turkey

Busworld Turkey, one of many successful Busworld exhibitions in the world…

Report reveals growth in world’s busiest metro networks

Industry news  •  5 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

According to a report commissioned by UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, Asian cities rank top in possessing the world’s largest and busiest metro networks. The UITP report entitled ‘World Metro Figures’ observes the current state of the World’s metro networks and highlights potential future developments. The report shows that in 2014, 156 cities […]

Alstom awarded contracts to supply signalling and infrastructure for Cairo metro line 3

Industry news  •  27 February 2015  •  Alstom

Alstom has signed two contracts with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to supply the signalling system and the infrastructureof the phase 4A of Cairo metro line 3, currently under construction. Alstom’s shares in these contracts are worth around €80 million…

Škoda Transportation won a 104,7 million euro tender in Turkey

Industry news, News  •  4 March 2013  •  Škoda Transportation

Škoda Transportation won his first direct contract for supply of sixty 100% low-floor trams for the Turkish city of Konya…

Siemens powers the metro in Mecca and brings pilgrims to their destinations in comfort

Industry news  •  14 January 2011  •  Siemens

Siemens’ Mobility Division has successfully completed the first phase of electrification of the “Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro” project.

China invests in Tehran Metro

Industry news  •  19 October 2010  •  Dubai Metro

The deputy mayor of Tehran for financial and administrative affairs says China has invested in the Tehran subway system through a deal to provide 250 million euros in financing for the Sadeqieh subway station project…