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  • Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines.
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    Gold and uranium producer takes delivery of track maintenance fleet

    2021-09-24T11:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines. The order includes 12 PM-820 USO flat wagons with removable equipment and attachments for transporting track panels between 12∙5 ...

  • Istanbul Sirkeci station (Photo: Engin Akyurt/Pixabay)
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    Istanbul’s historic European terminus to be reopened

    2021-09-23T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry for Transport is to call tenders for the reopening of the 8 km section of railway into Istanbul’s historic European terminus at Sirkeci. The double-track main line was cut back in 2013 to allow construction of the cross-Bosporus Marmaray commuter link, which diverges ...

  • Hangzhou metro Line 7 train
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    Two metro extensions open in Hangzhou

    2021-09-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Hangzhou Metro opened extensions of lines 7 and 9 on September 17. Line 7 has been extended under the River Qiantang from Olympic Sports Centre to Citizen Centre. Line 9 was extended 6 km north from Linping to Long’an, adding four stations. ...

  • Harbin metro Line 2 (1)
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    Harbin metro Line 2 opens

    2021-09-20T09:58:00Z

    CHINA: The 28·7 km first phase of Harbin metro Line 2 opened on September 19.

  • Mongolian narrow gauge children's railway fleet
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    Children’s railway under construction in Mongolia

    2021-09-17T12:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: National operator Ulaanbaatar Railway has begun developing its first children’s railway, where school pupils will be able to gain experience of railway operations. The 2·1 km circular line is being built in the northern city in Darkhan under a project being ...

  • North Korea railway missile test launch (Photo: KCNA)
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    North Korea tests train-launched missile

    2021-09-16T13:14:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A railway-borne missile regiment has conducted a test launch to confirm the practicality of firing a missile from a train and to assess the combat readiness and capability of the newly-formed unit. The regiment deployed to the central mountainous area of the country at ...

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    Colombo light rail MoU signed

    2021-09-16T11:28:00Z

    SRI LANKA: KCI Metro Link Korea Co and the GBK Consortium of more than 15 South Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a feasibility study for a light rail line running north from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo, along with ...

  • JR Central has raised the maximum speed on the  Tokaido Shinkansen to 285 km/h (Photo: Akihiro Nakamura)
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    JR Central targets Shinkansen business travellers with work-oriented offering

    2021-09-13T13:16:00Z

    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway Company is to revamp its offering for business travellers using Tokaido Shinkansen services, in response to changing travel patterns and working practices driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Istanbul M7 metro extension map
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    Ship canal poses challenge as Istanbul extends metro line

    2021-09-10T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Excavation work is underway on a long-planned 18 km underground extension of Istanbul’s M7 metro line, with the €220m cost to be financed from a Eurobond issued by Istanbul municipality late last year. The extension is to be built in two stages. The first will ...

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    Sotetsu Series 21000 EMU enters service

    2021-09-09T10:38:00Z

    JAPAN: Sagami Railway has put into service the first of four Series 21000 EMUs ordered to operate through services to Tokyo’s Meguro station over the Sotetsu-Tokyu Link.

  • China Myanmar corridor freight train
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    Indian Ocean – China freight corridor launched

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: A first trial shipment has been completed on a sea, road and rail freight corridor linking Chengdu with the Indian Ocean via Myanmar. This is intended to provide inland China with a route to and from southeast Asia which avoids China’s eastern ports. The trial ...

  • Körfez Ulaştırma Stadler EuroDual loco
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    Electro-diesel locomotives arrive in Turkey

    2021-09-08T06:00:00Z

    TURKEY:·The first two of seven Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives ordered by Körfez Ulaştırma have been delivered to the port of Derince in Kocaeli, two weeks after leaving the factory in Valencia. Approval testing by an independent company and regulator UHDGM has begun ...

  • Trains in Turkey
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    Private sector executive to head Turkish rail infrastructure manager

    2021-09-06T10:03:00Z

    TURKEY: The head of a major rail contractor and equipment supplier which is also the country’s first private passenger service operator has been appointed as the head of infrastructure manager TCDD. Abdülkerim Murat Atik was appointed as Chairman & CEO of TCDD on September 3, by ...

  • Russia China River Amur bridge
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    Amur bridge between Russia and China completed

    2021-09-05T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Work has been completed on a 2·2 km bridge across the River Amur connecting Tongjiang in China’s Heilongjiang province with Nizhneleninskoe station in Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast. The two governments signed an agreement to build the bridge in October 2008, and a groundbreaking ceremony was ...

  • Singapore metro depot
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    Singapore communications modernisation contract awarded

    2021-09-03T08:43:00Z

    SINGAPORE: A consortium of ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility has been awarded a S$180m contract to renew communications systems on the North-South and East-West metro lines and the Bukit Panjang LRT by 2029. This covers 75 locations including stations, substations, depots and control centres, and will ...

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    Project management contract awarded for first phase of Mindanao railway

    2021-09-02T08:49:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has selected a consortium of China Railways Design Corp and Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Co for a 3·1bn pesos contract to provide project management consultancy services for development of the proposed railway on the southern island of Mindanao. An initial 102 ...

  • Singapore TEL2 Springleaf station
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    Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 inaugurated

    2021-08-27T13:35:00Z

    SINGAPORE: An official inauguration ceremony for the 12 km Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 was held on August 27, ahead of the start of passenger services the following day. The TEL is intended to enhance connectivity between the northern, central and eastern parts of Singapore, and ...

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    Mersin awards contract for construction of first metro line

    2021-08-27T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has formally awarded the contract for construction of the city’s first underground metro line. The winner was a consortium of US company Dillingham Construction International and Turkey’s Kıska-Kom, which submitted the lowest bid of TL3·379bn. Bids had also been submitted by a consortium ...

  • Newly-appointed head of the Ministry of Public Works Rumi Bakht-ur-Rehman Sharafat held an initial meeting with ministry staff and the Afghanistan Railway Authority
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    Some trains still running amid Taliban takeover

    2021-08-26T12:26:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: Newly-appointed head of the Ministry of Public Works Rumi Bakht-ur-Rehman Sharafat held an initial meeting with ministry staff and the Afghanistan Railway Authority on August 21 following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. The acting minister said the Taliban leadership was committed to the rehabilitation ...

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    Nanhai tram line opens in Foshan

    2021-08-24T14:00:00Z

    CHINA: A tramway in the Nanhai district of Foshan opened on August 18. The line runs 9·5 km from Sanshanxinchengbei to Leigang with 3·7 km underground and 5·6 km elevated. Leigang provides an interchange with the Guangfo interurban metro line between Guangzhou and Foshan. CRRC Sifang ...