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    Kars Logistics Centre prepares to receive international rail freight

    2020-07-07T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The first train has run to the Kars Logistics Centre, which is being built to serve the Kars – Tbilisi – Baku railway connecting Turkey with Georgia and Azerbaijan. Full commercial operations are planned to begin by the end of the year. ...

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    Huangpu tramway opens in eastern Guangzhou

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An initial 7·9 km section of the Huangpu tramway in the eastern part of the city of Guangzhou was opened on July 1. The line connects Xinfeng Lu with Changping station on metro Line 21, and has eight intermediate stops. An extension to Xiangxue on ...

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    Chinese network expands again ahead of national timetable change

    2020-07-02T14:54:00Z

    CHINA: A series of new line openings has driven an increase in services across the country with the introduction of a new national timetable on July 1. The 143 km Shanghai – Nantong line has been designed for 200 km/h operation and includes a 1 092 ...

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    Series N700S enters service on Tokaido Shinkansen

    2020-07-02T09:59:00Z

    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway officially launched its first Series N700S high speed trains into revenue service on the Tokaido Shinkansen with a ceremony at Tokyo station on July 1.

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    Changsha opens two more lines

    2020-06-30T09:34:00Z

    CHINA: Two new metro lines totalling 58·9 km were opened for revenue service in Changsha on June 28, being inaugurated simultaneously at 11.28.

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    Dynamic trials start with 600 km/h maglev prototype

    2020-06-26T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first of five ultra-high-speed maglev prototype vehicles has completed its maiden test run on a 1∙5 km guideway at Tonghi University in Shanghai.

  • Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail
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    Dedicated logistics concept developed for China – Germany medical glove shipments

    2020-06-23T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail for the German government. A batch was also sent to Frankfurt by air. The 40 ft containers are fitted with GEOtags which enable live tracking via ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region.
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    Seoul GTX train order increased

    2020-06-22T09:09:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region. The 119bn won order announced on June 22 follows an initial order for ...

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    JR East commissions Robel track machine

    2020-06-19T11:09:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has taken delivery of a Robel Mobile Maintenance System, as part of a strategy to invest in advanced equipment that improves the efficiency of manual track maintenance tasks and worker safety.

  • The National Train electric multiple-unit developed under a programme to increase the use of domestic technology and support the adoption of TSI standards has been completed
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    Turkey’s National Train to enter service this year

    2020-06-18T13:23:00Z

    TURKEY: The National Train electric multiple-unit developed under a programme to increase the use of domestic technology and support the adoption of TSI standards has been completed and is expected to enter revenue service this year, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said during ...

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    High-capacity vehicles ordered for Nippori-Toneri Liner

    2020-06-18T07:21:00Z

    Source: Annakaharuna/CC BY-SA JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering a contract on June 16 covering the supply of a further 12 five-car Series 330 trainsets for the Nippori-Tonerei Liner rubber-tyred automated guideway transit line, which runs 9·7 km from Nippori ...

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    Maglev flies from Germany to China

    2020-06-11T11:09:00Z

    CHINA: The first ‘production’ version of Max Bögl Group’s urban maglev vehicle has been delivered from München airport to Chengdu on an Antonov Airlines 124-100 Ruslan aircraft. The two-car unit will be used on a 3·5 km guideway which Max Bögl and ...

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    Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun South Extension approved

    2020-06-11T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The government of Hong Kong has granted MTR Corp authorisation to proceed with detailed planning and design of the Tuen Mun South Extension, a 2·4 km continuation of the West Rail Line (which will in the future become part of the Tuen Ma Line) from the ...

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    Kobe line transferred to metro operator

    2020-06-09T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Kobe Rapid Transit Railway Co’s Kitajin Line was transferred to Kobe City Transport Bureau on June 1, and is now branded as the Kobe Municipal Subway Kitakami Line. The 1 435 mm gauge line starts at Tanigami on the Kobe Electric Railway’s Arima Line, and ...

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    Robots trained for Hong Kong station duties

    2020-06-05T09:28:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has unveiled five types of robot which are to be deployed at Kai Tak station later this year, and its train maintenance staff have begun using a train underframe inspection robot. MTR Corp is currently ‘training’ the ...

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    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail project further delayed

    2020-06-05T07:00:00Z

    ASIA: The government of Singapore has agreed to Malaysia’s request for a seven month extension to the pause in project development for the proposed Singapore – Kuala Lumpur high speed line. Malaysia had said it would like to propose some changes to the project, and ...

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    Baku metro train arrives

    2020-06-04T05:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten has taken delivery of the first of a further 12 five-car Type 81-765.4B/766.4B metro trainsets which were ordered from Metrovagonmash last October for delivery in 2020-23. The trainsets from the manufacturer’s Moskva family have full-width gangways, wide doors ...

  • The trams for the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang
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    Tramway under construction at North Korean beach resort

    2020-06-03T07:00:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A tram line is reported to be under construction at the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort which is being developed on the east coast. The trams are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang and are thought to be of 1 000 ...

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    TMH delivers coaches to Kazakhstan

    2020-06-02T11:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works in Russia has begun delivering coaches for final assembly and fitting out at the Tulpar factory in Nur-Sultan under an agreement signed in February. Transmashholding is to supply a total of 92 Type 61-4447 open saloon ...

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    Ningbo metro Line 2 extension opens

    2020-06-02T08:06:00Z

    CHINA: A 5·7 km extension of Ningbo metro Line 2 northeast from Qingshuipu to Congyuanlu, opened on May 30. Half of the three-station extension is elevated and half underground. The extension has been built by Beijing Urban Construction Design ...