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    Xi’an urban rail network expands


    CHINA: The Xi’an Airport Intercity Line opened to passengers at 12.30 on September 29. The 29·3 km route connects Beikezhan with Airport West, which serves terminals 1, 2 and 3. Most of the route is elevated, with a total of 8·5 km at both ends of ...

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    Xuzhou metro inaugurated


    CHINA: The first metro line in Xuzhou opened on September 28. This gives Jiangsu province five metro networks, surpassing Guangdong’s four, to make it the province with the most. The east-west Line 1 links Xuzhou Dong Railway Station with Luwo, serving 18 stations. Most of the ...

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    Work starts to rebuild Istanbul – Bulgaria main line


    The start of work ceremony was attended by guests including EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc. TURKEY: Work on modernisation of the 233 km line from Halkalı west of Istanbul to the Bulgarian border crossing at Kapıkule began on September 25 with a foundation-laying ceremony in Edirne ...

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    Beijing Daxing airport opens with high speed rail and metro links


    CHINA: Two rail links to Beijing’s second international airport were opened for revenue services on September 26, the same day that commercial passenger flights began using Beijing Daxing Airport. This followed official inauguration of the airport by President Xi Jinping the previous day. ...

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    Turkey to develop national rail research institute


    The institute is intended to support development of the Turkish main line network. It will be eventually be based at TCDD premises in Ankara. TURKEY: The Ministry for Transport Infrastructure is to establish an Institute of Rail Transport Technology, which will be operated jointly ...

  • Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp Series 700T trainset.

    High speed trains’ electrical equipment to be replaced


    TAIWAN: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp has been awarded a contract to supply replacement electrical equipment for Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp’s fleet of 30 Series 700T trainsets. TISS will manufacture the equipment at its Fuchu site in Japan for delivery from the first ...

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    Urban news

    Toshkent Metro receives new trains


    UZBEKISTAN: Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash handed over five metro trainsets to Toshkent Metro on September 19. MWM’s contract signed in October 2018 includes spare parts and staff training. The order is being partly financed through a loan from Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of ...

  • The Phnom Penh – Pursat section of Cambodia's northern main line was reopened on July 4 (Photo: Ministry of Public Works & Transport).

    Cambodia Freight Forwarders call for rail improvements


    CAMBODIA: The rail network is not yet working well for freight shippers despite recent improvements, a trade body told the 17th ASEAN Ports Shipping Conference in Phnom Penh. Moving containers on the 266 km metre-gauge route from the capital and business hub Phnom Penh ...

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    Zhengzhou welcomes its next metro line


    CHINA: Zhengzhou metro Line 14 partly opened on September 19. Services operate between 06.00 and 22.00, serving three of the six stations. Services currently operate on a 3·2 km section between Olympic Sports Centre and Tielu, where interchange is provided with Line 1. One intermediate station ...

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    Bangkok ETCS contract awarded


    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded a consortium of Thales and local partner River Engineering a contract to design, supply and install ETCS Level 1 on four sections of the Northern, Northeastern, Eastern and Southern lines radiating from Bangkok. The project is expected to take ...

  • A more direct Chongqing – Guiyang line opened on January 25.

    Chongqing – Kunming Passenger-Dedicated Line approved


    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has given the go-ahead for construction of the 699 km Chongqing – Kunming Passenger-Dedicated Line. This corridor includes 681 km of new route plus 18 km of the Zigong to Yibin PDL which is already under construction. The ...

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    Chengdu metro Phase 4 approved


    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the fourth phase of the Chengdu metro. The plan includes eight projects to be completed by 2024, by which time the network would total 692 route-km. The second phase of Line 8 would extend the route ...

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    Voith and CRRC to expand strategic alliance


    INTERNATIONAL: Voith and CRRC have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in the rail and industrial sectors, as part of a framework agreement signed in Beijing on September 6, during a visit to China by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Earlier this year Voith Turbo China and CRRC Beijing ...

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    Afghanistan – China rail freight service sets off


    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN: An inaugural service carrying freight for export to China by rail left Hairatan in northern Afghanistan on September 5, carrying 1 100 tonnes of talc in 41 containers. The train crossed the Soviet-built road-rail Friendship Bridge over the Amu Darya into Uzbekistan. ...

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    RTRI tests fuel cell multiple unit


    JAPAN: Railway Technical Research Institute has started test running with a prototype multiple-unit which can work as a conventional or battery EMU or using a fuel cell powerpack. Converted from an older 1·5 kV DC EMU, the test train comprises a 34 tonne motor car and ...

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    ETCS over Tetra certified


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has certified the use of Bombardier Transportation ETCS over a Teltronic Tetra voice and data communications network on the 300 km route from Zhetigen to Altynkol on the Chinese border. Teltronic said this provided ‘irrefutable proof’ of the viability of ETCS over ...

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    Lineside trees issued with electronic ID cards


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has assigned electronic ID cards to around 33 000 trees growing along open air sections of its routes, as part of plan to reduce the impact of fallen trees during the typhoon season. Maintenance staff can use NFC mobile devices to ...

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    UNIFE demands ‘fair’ market access for European and Chinese suppliers


    INTERNATIONAL: European suppliers’ association UNIFE reiterated its call for ‘a real level playing field’ and ‘fair conditions’ for both European and Chinese manufacturers on September 2. It said this should include specific rules excluding non-European state-owned enterprises from EU procurement in the absence of reciprocal market access. ...

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    Texol orders articulated LPG tank wagons


    KAZAKHSTAN: Texol Group has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 400 Type 15-9541-01 articulated liquefied petroleum gas tank wagons by the end of March 2021. The Russian manufacturer said the wagons designed by its All-Union Research Development Centre for Transportation Technology and ...