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Spanish consultant picked for Saudi rail study

4 Sep 14 Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) has signed a contract for SR6,000,621 (£971,000) with a Spanish consortium headed by Consultrans to study options for a high-speed line between Riyadh and Dammam.

The line will have a a design speed of 350km/h to enable trains to operate at 300 km/h.

SRO president Mohamed Khalid Al-Suwaiket Al-Suwaiket said that the 10-month contract will include the traffic movement study between the two cities and determine the line as well as the preliminary technical outline of the infrastructure needed for the project.  

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