Urban transport stories from Asia

  • A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project
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    Malaysia – Singapore Rapid Transit System project back on

    2020-07-30T16:02:00Z

    ASIA: A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project to develop a high capacity urban rail corridor between the countries. Officials remained on their own sides ...

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    Singapore CBTC, screen-door, telecom and construction contracts awarded

    2020-07-21T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: The award of a further four contracts for construction of the Jurong Region Line automated metro was announced by Land Transport Authority on July 17. A S$320·4m contract covering the design and construction of Toh Guan, Jurong Town Hall and Pandan ...

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    Colombo light rail project goes ahead

    2020-07-16T05:00:00Z

    SRI LANKA: The Japanese-backed light rail project in Colombo is still going ahead and has not been suspended as has been reported locally, the Japanese embassy has confirmed to Metro Report International . The embassy’s rebuttal followed local reports that the project had been halted, with ...

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    Taipei Metro Line 7 extension railway systems contract signed

    2020-07-10T10:42:00Z

    TAIWAN: A consortium of Alstom and local engineering company CTCI has reached contractual close on the contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the second phase of Taipei’s Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line. The medium-capacity automated light metro project is also know as the Light ...

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    Agra and Kanpur combined metro train and CBTC contract awarded

    2020-07-03T16:11:00Z

    The two-line Agra metro will serve one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh, including tourist highlights such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. INDIA: State project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transport India a €245m contract to supply 67 three-car ...

  • 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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    Bangkok Gold Line peoplemover car delivered

    2020-06-19T14:55:00Z

    THAILAND: Bangkok Mass Transit System has taken delivery of the first of three two-car Bombardier Transportation Innovia 300 automated peoplemover sets for the future Gold Line The 2·7 km first phase of the Gold Line will connect the existing BTS Green (Silom) ...

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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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    Atkins Arup wins Tung Chung extension consultancy contract

    2020-06-16T15:21:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp announced on June 16 that it had awarded an Atkins Arup joint venture a design consultancy contract to support development of the Tung Chung Line Extension. The scope of the consultancy includes development of the scheme into an engineering design, preparation of 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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    Bangkok elevated metro extension opens

    2020-06-05T15:22:00Z

    THAILAND: A 4·3 km four-station extension of Bangkok BTS SkyTrain’s Sukhumvit (Green) Line north from Kasetsart University to Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Sri Mahathat opened on June 5. Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-Cha presided over the opening ceremony and rode ...

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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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    Bangkok Gold Line TETRA communications ordered

    2020-05-28T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: System integrator AMR Asia has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA mission-critical radio communications for the Gold Line automated peoplemover which is under constriction in Bangkok. The 2·7 km first phase of the Gold Line will connect the existing BTS Green (Silom) Line Skytrain ...

  • The metro Line 6 rolling stock was signed by  Dhaka Mass Transit Co, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi.
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    Dhaka metro construction continues

    2020-05-19T08:08:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Dhaka Mass Transit Co has given the go-ahead for production of three more trainsets for the capital’s first metro line, although the planned delivery of the first set in June has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The 24 six-car trainsets for 1·5 kV DC ...

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    Société Générale joins Izmir metro financing

    2020-05-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Société Générale is to provide part of the financing for the construction of a 7·2 km western extension of Izmir’s 19 km Evka 3 – Fahrettin Altay metro line. The French lender is providing €25m as a B-loan under the European Bank for Reconstruction ...

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    Surat metro design tenders invited

    2020-05-07T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Gujarat Metro Rail Corp has called tenders for the design of two elevated sections of the first phase of a metro in Surat. Line 1’s eastern section from UG Ramp Kapodra northeast to Sarthana would run on viaduct for 4·4 km with four stations, ...

  • SMRT Trains and Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
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    Singapore CBTC services contract signed

    2020-05-06T14:09:00Z

    Source: A Fevrier/Alstom SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line. Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, ...

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    Istanbul airport metro train contract awarded

    2020-04-28T15:56:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co a contract to supply 176 metro cars for Istanbul Line M11, which will serve the city’s new airport. CRRC Zhuzhou was the sole qualified bidder for the tender which was opened on ...

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    Tram automation software contract awarded in Shanghai

    2020-04-22T06:03:00Z

    CHINA: A contract has been awarded for the development of a control system which is intended to pave the way for trials of autonomous tram operation in Shanghai. A consortium of the Shanghai Fuxin Intelligent Transportation Solutions Corp subsidiary of China Railway Electrification Bureau Group and ...