Information published on 4 March 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 175.

SRO looking for experts or consultants specialised in Railway Operational Safety in desert areas

Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) has defined plans to reduce travel time for passenger trains running between Riyad and Dammam. The plan is to run pre-ordered push-pull train sets at line speeds of 180, possibly 200 km/h.

In order to consider all safety-related aspects, SRO is looking for assistance from relevant experts to carry out safety-related investigations and studies linked to train operational safety including maintenance of rolling stock and the railway in areas characterised by shifting sands.

SRO seeks to recruit experts or consultants to carry out these investigations. The experts should have genuine experience in countries where railways are operated in desert areas and similar climatic conditions to Saudi Arabia.

Applications to be sent to: Eng. Abdullah S. Balhaddad, General Manager Maintenance, UIC representative at Saudi Railways Organization – E-mail: balhaddad@sro.org.sa