Middle East & Africa urban rail news

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

BYD electric buses ordered for Jerusalem

20 Sep 2018

ISRAEL: Operator Egged has ordered seven electric buses from BYD for operation in Jerusalem. The 12 m long vehicles are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019, and form part of a larger project to test ... more

RATP Dev consortium to operate two Riyadh metro lines

18 Sep 2018

SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has awarded the Capital Metro Co joint venture of RATP Dev and Saudi Public Transport Co the operations and maintenance contract for Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2. The 12-year contract ... more

Italo-French consortium to operate most Riyadh metro lines

18 Sep 2018

SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has presented a letter of award to the FLOW consortium of FS Italiane, Alstom and Ansaldo STS covering the operation and maintenance of lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro. The ... more

Abu Dhabi metro project moves forward

28 Aug 2018

UAE: The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport has invited bids for consultancy services for the emirate’s metro and light rail projects. Companies registered with the Department of Economic Development are invited to tender, with ... more