Three months of trial operation
Aqaba Railway Corp has signed a 10-month contract for King Abdullah II Design & Development Bureau and Jordan Advanced Machining Co is going to rebuild 35 accident-damaged wagons at a cost of 665 000 dinars.
An initial wagon was rebuilt free of charge by Jordan AMCO, and underwent three months of trial operation to verify that it met ARC’s specifications.
The Aqaba Railway Corporation is a railway operating in southern Jordan. The railway was formed in 1979 to transport phosphate to the port in Aqaba. It uses the tracks of the Hejaz Railway.
In 1908 the Ottoman Empire built the Hejaz Railway, that ran from Damascus to Medina. After World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the railway never operated south of Ma'an. The Hedjaz Jordan Railway operated the tracks of the Hejaz railway in Jordan.
In 1975 the railway built a branch from Ma'an to Aqaba, a port city on the Gulf of Aqaba.
In 1979 the Aqaba Railway Corporation (ARC) was incorporated and took over the route from Abiad to Aqaba. The purpose of the ARC was to transport phosphates from mines near Abiad and Ma'an to the port in Aqaba. The ARC operated only freight trains powered by GE U17C diesel locomotives.
Source: Aqaba Railway Corp
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