Serco Consortium Signs $185m Saudi Rail Contract

Serco Consortium Signs $185m Saudi Rail Contract
March 2, 2015 10:50 pm

A consortium led by Serco Group has signed a contract with the Saudi Railway Company to provide management and technical support for its operations on the North South Railway (NSR).

The deal, worth around 120 million pounds ($185 million) to Serco over five years, is the firm’s first major rail contract in the country.

The consortium also includes Britain’s Network Rail Consulting and Freightliner Group, a leading rail freight operator in the UK with operations across Europe and Australia.

Serco will operate as prime contractor and provide technical support for passenger operations, while Freightliner Group will take lead responsibility for providing freight expertise and support and Network Rail Consulting will provide infrastructure technical support.

The NSR, at over 2,750 km in length, is one of the largest rail projects currently being developed worldwide.
The consortium will use its international expertise in rail operations to develop and implement operating procedures and systems, provide management and technical assistance, and deliver training and expertise to support the development of capabilities within SAR and its personnel, said a statement published in local media. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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