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  • cn Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains (1)
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    Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains unveiled

    2020-10-23T14:24:00Z

    CHINA: The first of 18 trainsets for the Hangzhou – Shaoxing inter-urban link has been unveiled by the CRRC Puzhen. The six-car Type B2 trainsets have four powered and two unpowered cars, and will operate at up to 100 km/h. The ...

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    CRRC unveils gauge-changing high speed train

    2020-10-22T10:22:00Z

    CHINA: State-owned rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has unveiled a prototype gauge-changing high speed train intended for international operation.

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    Bidders compete to build first metro in Mersin

    2020-10-21T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The southeastern coastal city of Mersin is poised to build its first metro line, announcing on October 9 that 13 companies had submitted bids in response to a call for tenders.

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    Bank to support public transport modernisation projects in the Philippines

    2020-10-20T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Land Bank of the Philippines is to provide the Department of Transportation with technical assistance, financing and other support for six public transport modernisation projects. The agreements signed on October 12 cover the appraisal of Manila’s North–South Commuter Railway Extension, a resettlement action plan entitlements ...

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    Malolos – Clark Railway civil works contracts awarded

    2020-10-16T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Construction of the Malolos – Clark Railway Project is expected to ramp up rapidly, following the signing of a further three civil works contracts worth more than US$1·7bn. The Department of Transportation has now awarded five civil works contracts totalling $2·5bn for the project to ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City metro train delivered

    2020-10-15T09:26:00Z

    VIETNAM: Delivery of the first of 17 Hitachi trainsets for the metro line under construction in Ho Chi Minh City was marked with a ceremony on October 13. Line 1 will run for 19·7 km between Ben Thanh Market in the central ...

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    Southern Java double-tracking inaugurated

    2020-10-13T05:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: The completion of double-tracking work on the majority of PT KAI’s 1 067 mm gauge southern Java main line was marked by a ‘soft launch’ ceremony at Solo Balapan on October 8, attended by Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. Work began in 2015 on ...

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    JR East to speed up Tohoku Shinkansen

    2020-10-12T11:12:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway is to raise the line speed limits on key sections of the Tohoku Shinkansen in order to make its train services between Tokyo and northeast Honshu more competitive with airlines.

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    Singapore metro train styling ‘inspired by the pulse of the city’

    2020-10-09T09:06:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Bombardier Transportation has unveiled the styling of the 106 six-car Movia metro trainsets which Land Transport Authority has ordered for entry into service on the North-South and East-West lines from 2022. ‘Inspired by the city’s vibrant charm, the red and green pulse lines running along ...

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    KRRI tests 5G-based autonomous train control

    2020-10-08T09:56:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Korea Railroad Research Institute has announced the successful testing of 5G-based autonomous train control technology at its dedicated test track in Osong. In January this year KRRI signed a technical co-operation agreement with SK Telecom to work on what it described as the world’s ...

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    Hybari fuel cell battery train to draw on automotive technology

    2020-10-08T09:35:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway, Hitachi and Toyota Motor Corp are to collaborate to test the use of batteries and hydrogen fuel cell hybrid traction systems adapted from technology used in the road sector. The HYdrogen-HYBrid Advanced Rail vehicle for Innovation trial will use JR East’s ...

  • cn Hong Kong MTR Corp coronavirus face masks (4)
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    MTR depot produces face masks

    2020-10-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has opened a face mask production line at its Siu Ho Wan depot which has a capacity of more than 300 000 masks per month. MTR Corp is planning to set up a second production line by ...

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    Singapore LTA orders more trains to standardise NSEWL fleet

    2020-10-01T11:14:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier Transportation a S$337·8m contract to supply a further 40 six-car trainsets for the North-South and East-West metro lines. The vehicles are to be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s site at Changchun in China, with input from countries including Sweden, the ...

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    Chengdu opens express metro

    2020-10-01T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first section of Chengdu’s express metro Line 18 opened for revenue service on September 27, exactly 10 years after the start of operation on the city’s first metro line.

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    Ningbo Line 3 suburban extension opens

    2020-09-29T12:31:00Z

    CHINA:·The second phase of the Yinfeng Line elevated suburban route, which forms a southern extension of Ningbo metro Line 3, was opened by the city’s Mayor Qiu Dongyao on September 27. Line 3 has been developed in three phases, with the first ...

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    Singapore metro fleet services contract awarded

    2020-09-29T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT has signed an integrated fleet services contract for Bombardier Transportation to provide 10-years of long-term support for the 636 Movia metro cars it is to supply for the North-South and East-West lines from 2021. There is an option to extend the agreement for ...

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    CRRC Zhuzhou unveils 160 km/h trainsets for Guangzhou

    2020-09-28T11:10:00Z

    CHINA: The first trainsets ordered by Guangzhou Metro Group for two of the newly reclassified Intercity routes in the Guangzhou Bay Area were unveiled by CRRC Zhuzhou on September 15. The order covers 25 eight-car trainsets for the route originally planned as ...

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    Voice-operated ticket vending machine developed

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: MediaZen is developing a voice-activated ticket vending machine which will provide passengers with a non-contact means to buy tickets by speaking either Korean or English. Pilot deployments are planned for November at two airport stations which are used by many international passengers MediaZen ...

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    JR Hokkaido unveils updated Series 261 DMU

    2020-09-24T13:53:00Z

    JAPAN: The first of two Series 261-5000 DMUs being built for JR Hokkaido by Kawasaki Heavy Industries was unveiled on September 20, ahead of a public launch in Sapporo on September 26. Being built at a cost of around ¥4bn, the two five-car DMUs will be ...

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    Kunming opens metro Line 4

    2020-09-23T11:32:00Z

    CHINA: The 43·4 km Kunming metro Line 4 opened on September 23, along with a 7·3 km extension of the existing Line 6. Line 4 is the first in the Yunnan provincial capital to be built under a PPP agreement, with construction ...