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Saudi Arabian rail framework approved

The international design, engineering and management services consultancy Arcadis has announced the regulatory framework it designed for the Saudi Arabia government has been approved.

The framework will now be implemented, the company said, with the country’s Railways Commission overseeing the expanding industry in the Kingdom.

The Commission will issue licenses and safety certificates, govern the procedure for complaints and grant concessions for work as part of a major programme of work to enhance its railway network to meet the demands of domestic and international travel. This will include upgrading existing lines as well as the construction of new high speed lines.

Arcadis’ framework covers best practice and economic and safety-related working procedures for the Commission, which will ensure that the railway companies that have been granted concessions deliver the services required.

Arcadis chief executive Peter Vince said: “This is a significant project for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which will ensure safety and reliability of the rail network and we are delighted to be able to provide this service to our client, Saudi Railway Organisation.”

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