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    Guangzhou metro Line 8 extended north to Baiyun

    2020-11-27T10:49:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Corp opened an extension of Line 8 from Cultural Park on the west side of the city centre to Jiaoxin in Baiyun District to the north on November 26, adding 16·3 km and 11 stations. Two further stations on the new section ...

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    Two openings expand Nanning metro

    2020-11-24T14:06:00Z

    CHINA: Nanning metro Line 4 running 20·7 km east-west from Lengtangcun to Hongyun Lu with 16 stations opened on November 23, along with a 6·3 km, five-station extension of Line 2 southeast from Yudong to Tanze. Construction of the first phase of ...

  • Photo 1 New tram in China, city of Jiaxing
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    Keolis Shanghai selected to operate Jiaxing tramway

    2020-11-23T14:04:00Z

    CHINA: The Keolis Shanghai joint venture of Keolis (49%) and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) is to operate a catenary-free tramway in Jiaxing, one of the largest cities in Zhejiang province. Due to open next year, the Jiaxing network will initially comprise two tram lines totalling ...

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    Clay figure folk art inspires Wuxi metro train styling

    2020-11-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 25 six-car Type B trainsets ordered for the future Wuxi metro Line 4. The trains have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 1 904 passengers. The livery and the ...

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    Faster monorail on trial

    2020-11-20T09:07:00Z

    CHINA: Test running has started with a prototype 100 km/h monorail train being developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. The elevated straddle monorail concept is aimed at suburban applications in large conurbations, with a projected cost of around a third of the price of a conventional metro ...

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    Karachi Circular Railway section revived

    2020-11-19T17:10:00Z

    PAKISTAN: The long-proposed resumption of services on part of the Karachi Circular Railway was celebrated with an inaugural train on November 19. Pakistan Railways has reinstated a passenger service on an initial 14 km of the 55 km orbital route around the city, with was ...

  • China Railway has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 1·6bn yuan contract to supply 14 eight-car CR300AF trainset
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    BST to supply 250 km/h CR300AF trainsets

    2020-11-19T14:58:00Z

    CHINA: China Railway has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 1·6bn yuan contract to supply 14 eight-car CR300AF trainsets by January 2021. The BST 50:50 joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock BST was first chosen to supply China Standard ...

  • One of the LRVs has been fitted with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels to test the use of renewable energy to power the interior lighting.
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    Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles enter service

    2020-11-18T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first of Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles began entering service on routes 610 and 751 in the Northwest New Territories on November 17. In 2016 MTR Corp awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a HK$745m contract to supply ...

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    Skytrain monorail on test

    2020-11-16T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: A driverless suspended monorail vehicle with a design speed of 80 km/h is being tested on an 800 m elevated track in Wuhan. The Skytrain has two cars, each 11 m long and 2 400 mm wide, and could be extended to a maximum of ...

  • jp MHIENG Completes Delivery of 48 New 7500 Series Carriages for the New Transit Yurikamome Line
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    Light metro cars bring a fresh breeze to Tokyo’s waterfront

    2020-11-13T11:57:00Z

    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering has completed delivery of eight six-car Series 7500 rubber-tyred light metro trainsets which were ordered in September 2016 to replace Series 7200 sets on Tokyo’s Yurikamome Line. Formerly known as the Tokyo New Transit Waterfront Line, the 14·7 km automated ...

  • The Angren – Pap railway provides a direct link between Toshkent and the Ferghana Valley.
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    ADB loan to complete Ferghana Valley modernisation programme

    2020-11-12T10:41:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$121m loan to complete the modernisation of the rail network in the Ferghana Valley. The work is intended to stimulate economic growth and improve trade and regional connectivity along Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Corridor 2. The ...

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    Klang Valley LRT3 embedded track contract awarded

    2020-11-12T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: LLC Infra has awarded Trelleborg a contract to supply 1 786 m of its Vector embedded track for use on the Light Rail Transit Line 3 metro project in the Klang Valley, which is under construction for opening in 2024. Vector ...

  • E7 Debut ceremony at Nagano station on March 15 (Photo: Kazumiki Miura).
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    JR East to trial driverless Shinkansen operation next year

    2020-11-11T05:47:00Z

    JAPAN: JR East announced on November 10 that it plans to use a 12-car Series E7 high speed trainset to undertake a series of driverless test runs in October and November 2021 as part of its Change 2027 programme.

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    Ulaanbaatar’s yurt settlements to be served by cable car

    2020-11-09T06:24:00Z

    MONGOLIA: A consortium of French aerial transport specialist Poma and rail consultancy Egis is to build an urban cable car route in Ulaanbaatar.

  • cn Shenzhen metro (4)
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    Multiple metro openings in Shenzhen

    2020-11-03T09:24:00Z

    CHINA: A number of metro extensions in Shenzhen opened on October 28, adding 28·7 km and 18 stations to take the network to a total of 411 km with 283 stations. Line 2 was extended 3·9 km east from Xinxiu to Liantang, adding three stations. ...

  • jp Tokyo TOEI Mita Line Series 6500 exterior
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    Series 6500 train ready for testing on Toei’s Mita Line

    2020-11-02T14:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation is to begin testing the first Series 6500 metro trainset for its Mita Line during November.

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    Third metro line opened in Wuxi

    2020-10-29T12:23:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Wuxi’s third metro line opened on October 28, running 28·5 km from Sumiao in the west of the city to Sunan Shuofang International Airport in the southeast. Under construction since March 2016, Line 3 has 21 stations, including two interchanges with ...

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    Shorter N700S to serve Nagasaki

    2020-10-29T10:08:00Z

    JAPAN: JR Kyushu is to introduce a six-car derivative of the N700S high speed train family for use on the isolated Kyushu Shinkansen branch from Takeo Onsen to Nagasaki, which is scheduled to open in 2022.

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    TMH locomotives arrive in Mongolia

    2020-10-29T05:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Ulaanbaatar Railway took delivery of two more TEM18DM diesel shunting locomotives from Transmashholding subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant on October 22. Under a contract signed in 2019, Bryansk is due to supply 10 TEM18DMs and 14 2TE25KM two-section diesel locomotives for main line freight services. All ...

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    Istanbul driverless metro line M7 opens

    2020-10-28T15:50:00Z

    TURKEY: Metro Istanbul launched passenger services on the first stage of line M7 on October 28. This is the first driverless metro line to open on the European side of the city . Running from Mecidiyeköy to Mahmutbey, the first phase of ...