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    China accelerates construction of freight links


    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has issued instructions to accelerate the construction of freight lines to improve the last-mile connectivity of ports, industrial plants, mining sites and logistics parks. The programme covers 127 rail links totalling 1 586 km in 24 provinces and ...

  • The consortium is led by Charoen Pokphand Group and includes China Railway Construction Corp, Bangkok Expressway & Metro, Italian-Thai Development and CH Karnchang.

    Three airports rail link PPP signed


    THAILAND: The public-private partnership agreement for the construction of a 220 km/h fast rail link between three airports around Bangkok was signed by State Railway of Thailand and the Eastern High-Speed Rail Link Three Airports Co Ltd consortium on October 24. The consortium is led by ...

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    Urban news

    Lahore tramway MoU signed


    PAKISTAN: The Punjab Transport Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tong Hao Railway Vehicles Corp for the development of a tramway in Lahore. The department’s Lahore Transport Co would act as project promoter for the proposed PPP scheme that would see a route built ...

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    Minister backs Taiwan high speed line extension


    TAIWAN: The government has backed proposals to extend THSRC’s 1 435 mm gauge high speed railway to Yilan County, Minister of Transport Communications Lin Chia-lung confirmed on October 24. Speaking to local media ahead of a Legislative Yuan Transport Committee meeting to review the ...

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    Indian Railways carries Amazon parcels


    INDIA: Eastern Railway’s Kolkata suburban services between Sealdah and Dankuni are being used to carry parcels for online retailer Amazon in three-month pilot project. Amazon parcels will be carried in the electric multiple-units’ vendor compartments during the off-peak period between 11.00 and 16.00, to avoid impacting ...

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    Kazakhstan Railways cancels Tulpar-Talgo coach order


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has cancelled orders for Talgo-designed but locally produced coaches to be supplied from the Tulpar-Talgo factory in Nur-Sultan, after exchange rate changes raised the cost of sourcing components from abroad. The Tulpar-Talgo plant was opened by a joint venture of KTZ and ...

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    Toshiba to supply electric locos to Taiwan


    TAIWAN: Taiwan Railways Administration’s procurement agent Bank of Taiwan has awarded Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp a contract to supply 68 mixed-traffic electric locomotives, the manufacturer announced on October 16. The order is worth ¥40bn, including spare parts, with TISS scheduled to deliver the ...

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    Typhoon breaches Hokuriku Shinkansen and Chuo Main Line


    JAPAN: Services on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and various other lines are expected to be disrupted for several weeks as a result of typhoon damage, East Japan Railway confirmed on October 15. Rail and road links in the Kanto Koshinetsu and Tohoku regions were badly affected by ...

  • Stadler is to supply 34 diesel-electric locomotives to Taiwan Railway Administration.

    Stadler wins Taiwan loco order


    TAIWAN: Stadler has won a €165m order to supply 34 diesel-electric locomotives to Taiwan Railway Administration, the Swiss company’s first major tender win in the Pacific region. The 1 067 mm gauge six-axle mixed-traffic locomotives will be built at Stadler’s plant at Valencia in Spain. They ...

  • A summary record agreement for the Java North Line Upgrading Project has been signed.

    Jakarta – Surabaya route modernisation agreement


    INDONESIA: A summary record agreement for the Java North Line Upgrading Project to provide ‘medium-speed’ operation on the 720 km Jakarta – Surabaya route on the island of Java has been signed by the Ministry of Transportation and Japan International Co-operation Agency following two years of negotiations. ...

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    Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line opens


    CHINA: The Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line in Guangdong province opened for revenue service on October 11. The 122 km line has seven stations at Meizhou Xi, Shejiang Bei, Jianqiao, Fengshun Dong, Jieyang, Jieyang Jichang and Chaoshan, where it joins the Shenzhen – Hangzhou PDL with ...

  • The proposed 250 km/h rail link would incorporate the existing standard gauge route serving Suvarnabhumi airport.

    Airports line project in trouble as State Railway of Thailand board resigns


    The proposed 250 km/h rail link would incorporate the existing standard gauge route serving Suvarnabhumi airport. THAILAND: The government’s plans to build a 220 km fast passenger railway linking three airport in the Greater Bangkok area have been thrown into disarray after the State Railway of ...

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    Ctrip expands across the rail market


    INTERNATIONAL: On October 9 Chinese travel specialist Ctrip launched bookings for journeys on the RENFE network in Spain using the Amadeus platform. This marks another stage in the company’s expansion into the European rail travel market, where it works not only with Amadeus but with Rail Europe ...

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    Tejas Express pilots passenger privatisation


    INDIA: The first step towards opening up the provision of inter-city passenger services on the IR network began on October 4, with the launch at Lucknow Junction of a new Tejas Express service by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. Operating over the ...

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    Tokyo’s Joban Line to get ATO


    JAPAN: Automatic Train Operation is to be introduced on Tokyo’s Joban Line (Local) services next year, East Japan Railway announced on October 8.

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    Indian metro bogie test facility inaugurated


    INDIA: BEML has inaugurated a bogie and traction motor testing facility at its metro car manufacturing plant at the BEML Bangalore Complex. The company said the indigenously- developed facility was ‘one of its kind’ in India, and would help it to improve metro train reliability and ...

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    Gold miner orders side-tipping wagons


    KAZAKHSTAN: Gold and silver producer Polymetal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 55 side-tipping wagons to its Varvara site by the end of the first half of 2020. The Varvara opencast mine and processing plant is located in northwest Kazakhstan, 130 km southwest ...

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    ​Nagoya Railway updates EMU fleet


    JAPAN: Nagoya Railway Co has updated its regional rolling stock fleet by introducing four Series 9500 EMUs on the 444 route-km, 1 067 mm gauge Meitetsu network radiating from the city. The Series 9500 sets have been supplied by Nippon Sharyo and the first was placed into traffic on ...

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    1 800 km Menghua coal railway opens


    Photo: Xinhua/DW News The north-south Menghua coal corridor opened on September 28. CHINA: The 1 813 km Menghua heavy haul coal railway opened to traffic on September 28 when an inaugural train left Haolebaoji at the northern end of the line. Now renamed in ...

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    Urban news

    More Chinese metros expand


    CHINA: Several cities expanded their metro networks on September 28 as multiple extensions were inaugurated across the country. Ningbo Line 3 was extended south by 5·6 km from Gaotang Bridge to Minghui Road, adding three stations. Most of the route is elevated, with 780 m ...