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    Rail Business UK

    Istanbul – London freight service planned by January

    2022-09-21T13:02:00Z

    EUROPE: Planning is well advanced for the launch of a rail service carrying road semi-trailers between the Asian side of Istanbul and London via the Channel Tunnel, Albert Bastius, COO of TX Logistik, told Rail Business UK at the InnoTrans exhibition. The initiative is almost ready ...

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    Kazakh railway signs battery and LNG loco MoU

    2022-09-20T15:39:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ and Wabtec have signed a memorandum of understanding for the production of 150 FLXdrive battery-electric shunting locomotives and the conversion of main line diesel locos to NextFuel liquid natural gas-power. Wabtec is to undertake the work at the LKZ facility in Nur ...

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    Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China to trial multimodal freight corridor

    2022-09-17T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Representatives of the railways of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China have agreed to trial a rail and road ‘economic corridor’ linking the four countries. An agreement for the three-month trial was signed on September 9 at the end of a two-day meeting in Toshkent. Containerised ...

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    Mongolian heavy haul coal railway opens

    2022-09-15T14:23:00Z

    MONGOLIA: President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh has officially opened the 234 km heavy haul railway connecting the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposits in the Gobi desert to an inland port at Gashuun Sukhait close to the Chinese border. The opening ceremony was held at on September 9, when the ...

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    Chevron considers exporting Kazakh oil by rail

    2022-09-14T11:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: US oil giant Chevron is considering restarting rail export of crude from its Tengiz oil field. Speaking at the Barclays CEO-Energy Power Conference on September 7, Chevron CEO Mike Wirth said continuing problems with exports via the CPC pipeline through Russia to the Black Sea ...

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    Changsha – Yiyang high speed line opened

    2022-09-13T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 64·2 km Changsha – Yiyang section of the Chongqing – Xiamen high speed line opened on September 6. Construction began in December 2017. Known as the Changyi section, the 350 km/h alignment includes three stations at Changsha Xi, Ningxiang Xi and Yiyang Nan. The ...

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    Construction of Ankara – Izmir high speed line restarts

    2022-09-12T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Construction has restarted on the 503 km high speed line which will reduce the rail distance between Ankara and Izmir from 824 km to 624 km, operating at a maximum speed of 250 km/h and reducing the end-to-end journey time from 14 h to 3½ ...

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    Test running starts on Gaziantep suburban corridor

    2022-09-06T15:10:00Z

    TURKEY: Test operations have started on the Gaziray suburban network in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, with Minister of Transport Adil Karaismailoğlu attending the inaugural test run on September 1.

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    Metro Report International

    Rubber-tyred metro trains with automatically-darkening windows ordered

    2022-09-05T11:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Busan Transportation Corp has awarded Woojin Industrial Systems a 34·2bn won contract to supply nine two-car rubber-tyred automated guideway transit vehicles for the Yangsan Line. The Yangsan Line will run 12·5 km from Nopo to Bukjeong in the north of the city, with seven ...

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    Kaohsiung Yellow Line rolling stock and railway systems contract awarded

    2022-09-01T15:16:00Z

    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a turnkey contract to provide rolling stock and railway systems for the MRT Yellow Line to a consortium of ST Engineering, Stadler and Siemens Mobility. The 22·91 km, Y-shaped Yellow Line will have one elevated and 22 ...

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    Jinhua’s Jinyi Line suburban railway opens

    2022-09-01T12:53:00Z

    CHINA: The first suburban railway in the city of Jinhua in Zhejiang province opened on August 30. The 58·4 km Jinyi Line starts at Jinhua’s Xi (west) station and runs south in tunnel to the city centre before turning east on an ...

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    First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens

    2022-08-30T12:46:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opened on August 28, running 31·3 km from Pandun to Wanshou with 16 stations. This includes the 6·8 km Doqingzhou Bridge over the River Min, which has metro tracks on the lower deck and a six-lane road ...

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    Utsunomiya light rail expansion planned as opening rescheduled

    2022-08-30T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Plans are being drawn up to extend the future Utsunomiya light rail line through the urban area on the west side of the JR East station and Tohoku Main Line.

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    Fire fighting and rescue wagon rolled out

    2022-08-28T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: A fire-fighting and rescue wagon has been rolled out by Türkiye Raylı Sistem Araçları in Eskişehir. It has a platform with an equipment module and water tank containers which can be used to fight lineside forest fires or tackle fires on trains carrying petroleum products, ...

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    Vietnam revives high speed line vision

    2022-08-25T10:14:00Z

    VIETNAM: The Ministry of Transport expects to submit proposals to the government in September for the construction of a 1 545 km high speed line between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Announcing the project on August 14, the ministry told local media that the first stage ...

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    Six policy reforms to strengthen railways in Central Asia

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: An Asian Development Bank assessment of the state of railways in the 11 countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Programme has set out six reforms that ADB believes are needed to make rail more efficient and financially sustainable. The CAREC area covers Afghanistan, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Suspended maglev on test in Jiangxi

    2022-08-22T13:29:00Z

     CHINA: Test running has started on an experimental suspended maglev in southern China, following the formal completion of an 800 m test track on August 9.

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    Phoenix-inspired maglev line opens to serve ancient town

    2022-08-19T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: A maglev line has opened to provide a scenic connection to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Listed Fenghuang Ancient Town, which attracts 30 000 visitors a day. The maglev runs for 9·1 km between the old town and Fenghuang station on the Zhangjiajie – Jishou ...

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    JORSA hosts Japanese pavilion at InnoTrans

    2022-08-19T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Having exhibited at every InnoTrans event since 2002, the Japan Overseas Railway System Association will once again be organising the Japanese pavilion at InnoTrans 2022. Located in Hall 7.2a, the JORSA Pavilion will bring together eight of the association’s 39 member companies, together with Tokyo ...

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    Dual-voltage suburban line opened in Chongqing

    2022-08-18T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: The Jiangtiao suburban line in Chongqing has opened, linking Tiaodeng with Shengquansi. An unusual feature of the line is dual voltage electrification, with the northern section from Tiaodeng to Shilinsi and the Zhongliangshan tunnel electrified at 1·5 kV DC and the rest of the route ...