daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 22nd, 2005, 08:39 PM   #1
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,891
Likes (Received): 18168

MIDDLE EAST | Inter Country Railways

Saudi Arabia to study GCC rail link proposal
LBA0000020050621e16l000p8
324 Words
21 June 2005
09:46 GMT
Reuters News
English
(c) 2005 Reuters Limited

RIYADH, June 21 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is to carry out a feasibility study into the construction of a multi-billion dollar rail network linking the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a GCC official said on Tuesday.

"Saudi Arabia volunteered to carry out the comprehensive study," said Mohammad Mazrooei, assistant secretary-general for economic affairs at the GCC.

Mazrooei said the project would greatly help the flow of people and goods within the GCC, which is a political and economic alliance grouping Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.

Gulf media said an initial study proposed the laying of two lines, the first being 1,970 km (1,224 miles) long, stretching from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and through a bridge to Qatar, and from there to the UAE and Oman.

The second line would be 1,984 km, running from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia and the UAE and ending in Oman. Connecting points will be in Bahrain and Qatar.

The cost was estimated at up to $6 billion.

Mazrooei said Saudi Arabia aimed to complete the study -- which will include bidding proposals -- within six months.

Saudi Arabia is planning to build more than 1,000 km of new track, including a 950 km line linking the Red Sea port city of Jeddah with the capital, Riyadh, and the Gulf port of Dammam.

It also wants to link the western cities of Medina and Mecca and connect northern phosphate and bauxite mines with Jubail on the Gulf. Bankers estimate the costs at billions of dollars.

The kingdom's Al-Eqtisadiah daily reported on Tuesday that plans were underway to build a 340-km rail link between Riyadh and the northern town of Buraida.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 3rd, 2010, 06:39 PM   #2
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,249
Likes (Received): 11239

MIDDLE EAST | Inter-country Railway Development

Bahrain-Doha high-speed rail link planned
Published on Sep 17th, 2010
Source: www.gulf-daily-news.com

A HIGH-SPEED railway link is being planned between Bahrain and Doha, in a bid to boost enrolment at educational institutions in the Qatari capital.

The one-way journey time between Doha’s Education City and Bahrain would be just 51 minutes, via the planned “Friendship Bridge” between the two countries.

The idea is to woo Bahraini students to enrol at the various prestigious foreign universities and educational institutions in Education City, according to The Peninsula daily paper.

It is part of a $42.9 billion railway project that Qatar is about to launch, which includes a metro network within Greater Doha, an inter-GCC rail link and a rail freight network.

Details of the plans were revealed on Wednesday to representatives of the international media who are covering the visit of the FIFA inspection team, which is examining Qatar’s bid to host the football World Cup in 2022.

Sultan Bakhit Al Enazi, Qatar Railway Project Manager said the rail link was expected to be ready for operation by 2017.

“It would take 51 minutes straight between Education City and Bahrain once the rail link is ready,” he said.

The trains on this route would be travelling at a speed of 350kmph, said Mr Al Enazi.

The wider integrated system includes the Doha Metro Network; an east coast rail link; a high-speed link between the new Doha International Airport, Doha City Centre and Bahrain via the planned Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Bridge; a freight rail link based on the GCC rail link studies; and light rail systems within specific developments including Qatari Diar’s Lusail mega-project.

Work on the metro and other rail projects is slated to start by the middle of next year, whether or not Qatar wins the World Cup bid, said the paper.

The projects will be 90 per cent complete by 2021 if Qatar wins the bid. If not, the deadline for completion will be 2026.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2010, 06:51 PM   #3
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,249
Likes (Received): 11239

Quote:
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2010, 07:00 PM   #4
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,249
Likes (Received): 11239

Railway to link Education City with Bahrain
Thursday, 16 September 2010 04:43
http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/qat...h-bahrain.html

DOHA: A high-speed rail link is being planned between Education City and Bahrain that would make a one-way journey possible in just 51 minutes.

The idea is to woo Bahraini students to enrol at the various prestigious foreign universities and educational institutions in Education City.

This is part of an ambitious QR133bn ($42.9bn) railway project Qatar is about to launch, which includes a metro network within Greater Doha, an inter-GCC rail link and a rail freight network.

Details of the plans were revealed yesterday to representatives of the international media who are covering the visit of the FIFA inspection team that is examining Qatar’s bid to host the football World Cup in 2022.

The Education City-Bahrain rail link is expected to be ready for operation by 2017, said Sultan Bakhit Al Enazi, Qatar Railway Project Manager, in remarks to media persons during a briefing.

“It would take 51 minutes straight between Education City and Bahrain once the rail link is ready,” he said, adding that trains on this route would be travelling at a speed of 350 kilometres an hour.

The Greater Doha Metro network will link Education City with various places in and around Doha so people other than students who want to travel to Bahrain and back can also avail of the high-speed train service.

Work on the metro and other rail projects is slated to start by the middle of next year whether or not Qatar wins the WorldCup bid.

The projects will be 90 percent complete by 2021 if Qatar wins the bid. If not, the deadline for completion will be 2026.

Al Enazi said the GCC rail project had already taken off with the work having begun.

Similarly, as part of the metro rail network, Qatar will be linked to the Saudi border and trains on this route will be travelling at a speed of 220km per hour.

The metro rail network crisscrossing Greater Doha will boast 108 stations. There will be a Doha Main station, and all major areas such as Najma and Al Sadd will have a metro link.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2010, 07:18 PM   #5
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,249
Likes (Received): 11239

Quote:
Originally Posted by nazrey View Post
Bahrain-Doha high-speed rail link planned
Published on Sep 17th, 2010
Source: www.gulf-daily-news.com

The one-way journey time between Doha’s Education City and Bahrain would be just 51 minutes, via the planned “Friendship Bridge” between the two countries.
Qatar Bahrain Friendship Bridge



Code:
Carries:	Motor vehicle and Rail
Crosses:	Persian Gulf
Locale:	        Bahrain and  Qatar
Maintained by:	Qatar and Bahrain Causeway Foundation
Total length:	40 km (25 mi)
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar_Bahrain_Causeway

__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #6
Suissetralia
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 389
Likes (Received): 67

Any renders for the bridge? it could be amazing, although given it's 40km long, wouldn't it be cheaper to build a tunnel? I don't think waters between Doha and the island are very deep, are they? Anyway, that's an interesting project worth following
Suissetralia no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2010, 09:44 AM   #7
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,249
Likes (Received): 11239

Proposed design:
Source: http://www.moveoneinc.com/blog/reloc...egins-in-2010/







More infos > http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...346366&page=13
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2012, 02:53 AM   #8
trainrover
:-x
 
trainrover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,787
Likes (Received): 738




Parts 2→6:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFLwJLS5M3c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5E4UuJPXx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Hg8LQz3WI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi4BI3uLACw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msYvrL4ue68
__________________
.
hee hee
.
trainrover no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium