Middle East & Africa urban rail news

The latest metro, light rail and suburban rail industry news from the Middle East and Africa.

Electric buses ordered for Haifa

14 Aug 2017

ISRAEL: BYD is to supply 17 battery buses to Haifa. To be operated by Egged, the 12 m long vehicles form part of the city’s 400m shekel programme to reduce air pollution. Each bus will have capacity for 68 passengers ... more

Tehran Metro trains.

Tehran metro extended to Imam Khomeini International Airport

11 Aug 2017

IRAN: The southwestern branch of Tehran Metro Line 1 from Shahed to Namayeshgah-e Shahr-e Aftab was rebranded as Line 8 when an extension to Imam Khomeini International Airport opened on August 7. This is the second metro link ... more

Alstom, IDRO and IRICO have signed an agreement defining terms for the potential formation of a rolling stock manufacturing joint venture

Alstom plans Iranian urban rail rolling stock joint venture

25 Jul 2017

IRAN: Alstom, Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran and Iranian Rail Industries Development Co signed an agreement on July 23 defining the terms for the potential formation of a joint venture to ... more