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    Indonesia: Making progress at high speed

    2020-02-20T14:00:00Z

    After a delayed start, construction of the Jakarta – Bandung high speed line is finally moving ahead, with opening now expected in 2021. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Kintetsu prepares to launch luxury Hinotori EMUs

    2020-02-18T09:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Kinki Nippon Railway has started driver training with the first of 11 Series 80000 EMUs that it has ordered from sister company Kinki Sharyo to operate limited express services between Nagoya and Osaka-Namba.

  • Bangabandhu bridge over the River Jamuna.
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    ADB funds Bangladesh enhancement plans

    2020-02-17T08:59:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Planning for a major programme of railway upgrading and intermodal transport projects is set to move forward following the approval of a US$42m package of ‘project readiness financing’ by the Asian Development Bank on February 7.

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    Hong Kong MTR opens Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 extension

    2020-02-14T17:19:00Z

    CHINA: Phase 1 of Hong Kong MTR’s Tuen Ma Line was opened for revenue service on February 14, extending the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai through Lion Rock to the eastern part of Kowloon.

  • GMV has won a contract to supply Philippine National Railways with its SAE-r fleet operation, management and planning platform.
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    Philippine National Railways to deploy GMV operations management system

    2020-02-12T13:56:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Technology company GMV has won a contract to supply Philippine National Railways with its SAE-r fleet operation, management and planning platform. This will provide real-time information on the position and status of trains, supervising onboard equipment, radios and ticketing systems, monitoring driver behaviour, regulating running ...

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    Tracklaying starts on Dhaka metro

    2020-01-29T09:46:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Tracklaying has started on Dhaka’s first metro line, following a ceremony at the Uttara depot site attended by Minister of Road Transport & Bridges Obaidul Quader and Dhaka Mass Transit Co Managing Director M A N Siddique.

  • Shijiazhuang metro
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    Shijiazhuang metro extended

    2020-01-22T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 5·4 km extension of Shijiazhuang metro Line 3 north from Shierzhong to Xisanzhuang opened on January 20, taking the line to 11·8 km with 10 stations. Construction had begun in August 2016. The city’s two-line metro network is now 46·1 km long. Work is ...

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    Seoul Great Train Express engineering services contract awarded

    2020-01-21T13:57:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The SG Rail special purpose company formed to design, finance and build Line A of the Great Train Express network of commuter lines around Seoul has appointed Ricardo Rail to provide engineering and assessment services during the construction phase running to 2024. Three GTX ...

  • Istanbul metro M11 ceremonial weld
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    Istanbul airport metro tracklaying begins

    2020-01-21T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The start of tracklaying on metro line M11 to Istanbul’s main airport was officially marked when President Erdoğan attended the welding of a ceremonial first rail at the future Gayrettepe terminus on January 18. The 37·5 km line is being built by a consortium of ...

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    Joint venture to provide maintenance services for 71 Chinese high speed trains

    2020-01-20T16:38:00Z

    CHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 2·45bn yuan contract to provide maintenance services for 71 CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1B, CRH1E and CRH380D high speed trainsets totalling 656 cars. The work will be completed by the end of 2020. ...

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    Afghans visit high speed rail training centre

    2020-01-19T06:00:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: Staff from the Ministry of Transport recently travelled to China to be trained in railway management, signalling and operations. This included a visit to a high speed rail training centre. The Afghanistan Railway Authority said the engineers had acquired a ...

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    Urban news

    Tai Wai – Kai Tak extension to open on February 14

    2020-01-17T14:29:00Z

    CHINA: The first section of Hong Kong MTR’s long-awaited Shatin – Central Link project will open for revenue service on February 14, the operator announced on January 17. The extension from Tai Wai to Kai Tak forms part of the east-west link which will eventually connect ...

  • The Knowledge City Line forms the first section of Guangzhou metro Line 14.
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    250 km/h ‘high speed metro’ in Guangzhou urban rail plan

    2020-01-17T14:01:00Z

    CHINA: The Guangzhou municipal government has approved a 15-year plan to increase public transport’s market share to 80% through the development of a comprehensive urban rail network based on three metro, ‘express metro’ and ‘high speed metro’ networks. The journey time between the major cities ...

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    EBRD finances Izmir metro civil works

    2020-01-16T13:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with a loan to finance the €754·5m construction of civil works for the planned Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line serving the southeast of the city.

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    Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co IPO raises 30·7bn yuan

    2020-01-16T12:46:00Z

    CHINA: Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co Ltd made its debut on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on January 16, following one of the biggest mainland Chinese IPOs of the past decade. The sale of 6·29 billion shares, about 12·8% of the total, at 4·88 yuan per share, raised ...

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    Promoting railway career opportunities in Turkey

    2020-01-13T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: A memorandum of understanding to establish a framework for the promotion of railway training and career development has been signed by Alstom Turkey and Haydarpaşa Vocational Technical Anatolian High School. To help raise students’ understanding of the rail industry and equip them with ...

  • Beijing Capital International Airport peoplemover
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    Beijing Capital International Airport peoplemover to be upgraded

    2020-01-07T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: A consortium of CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems and Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions Co has been awarded a 215m yuan contract to upgrade the automated peoplemover at Beijing Capital International Airport. This includes upgrading 18 existing Bombardier Innovia APM 100 cars and supplying an additional ...

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    Chuanshan port freight line opens

    2020-01-05T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: The Chuanshan port freight line near Ningbo in Zhejiang province opened on December 26, running 29·3 km from Daqi station to Zhongzhai via Chuanshangang. The 31·5 km line to Beilun has also been electrified as part of the 4·1bn yuan project. Freight traffic on ...

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    Metro opening wave continues

    2020-01-03T13:41:00Z

    CHINA: December 28-30 saw the opening of metro and tram extensions in seven Chinese cities, as the country’s urban rail expansion programme continues unabated. The capital of Shandong province, Jinan , opened its 21·6 km north-south Line 3, liking Tantou and Longdong. This has 14 stations, ...

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    Hohhot joins Chinese metro club

    2020-01-02T16:06:00Z

    CHINA: The provincial capital of Nei Mongol became the 38th city in mainland China with a metro network when its first line opened for revenue service on December 29.