Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Saudis Buy Chinese Train Sets for Mecca Metro

Not that the U.S. had any chance, since the U.S. passenger rail car manufacturing industry has almost ceased to exist, and what is left is largely in foreign hands.
The first trains for a high-density metro line in the holy city of Mecca have been shipped to the Saudi port of Jeddah by manufacturer CNR Changchun, China. The first two 12-car trains were delivered just 12 months after the contract was awarded by the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. The remaining 15 trains will be delivered by November.
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