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    In depth

    Connecting up China’s Southern Powerhouse


    The construction of more inter-city railways and the development of regional interchange hubs is expected to boost connectivity in the Greater Bay Area of southern China. Andrew Benton investigates.

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    Urban news

    First Line 11 airport metro cars arrive in Istanbul


    TURKEY: Test running on the future Istanbul metro Line 11 linking the new airport with Gayrettepe is to start this month, after the first trainset was delivered on September 6. The trainsets are being manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou, which was awarded a TL1·5bn contract ...

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    Makati Subway construction contract awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Makati City Subway subsidiary of Philippine Infradev Holdings has awarded China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Co the engineering, procurement and construction contract for a planned metro line in Makati, southeast of central Manila. The underground line would be 11 km long with 10 stations. ...

  • The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon.
    Urban news

    Seoul inaugurates Suin line connection


    SOUTH KOREA: The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon. Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport Kim Hyun-mi and Gyeonggi ...

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    Urban news

    Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co orders more rubber-tyre light metro trainsets


    JAPAN: Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering a contract to supply a further 13 six-car Series 7000 Automated Guideway Transit rubber-tyre trainsets to replace existing vehicles on the 18·4 km New Transit Line 1, known as the Astram Line. The ...

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    Fully digitalised transit freight between Asia and Europe


    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway and FESCO have announced their first freight service between Asia and Europe to be managed using purely electronic transport documents, transit declarations and customs clearance. This forms part of the INTERTRAN technology programme which has been rolled out across the Russian ...

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    Bangladesh Railway orders 125 vans to increase capacity


    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of Chinese companies China National Technical Import and Export Corp, Jiangsu Railteco Equipment Co and Jinxi Railway Vehicle Co has been awarded a 3·58bn taka contract to supply 50 broad gauge and 75 metre gauge vans to Bangladesh Railway Deliveries are scheduled ...

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    Diesel locos delivered to Uzbek mining company


    UZBEKISTAN: TMH Bryansk has delivered two 2TE25KM twin-section main line freight locomotives to Navoi Mining Metallurgical Combinat. The twin-section diesel locomotives are capable of hauling 6 000 tonne trains, which is expected to significantly reduce transport costs for the gold and uranium mining company. ...

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    Urban news

    Singapore metro onboard communications upgrade


    SINGAPORE: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to enhance communication systems on 92 three-car Movia driverless metro trainsets which it supplied for the Downtown Line in 2013-17 The project announced on September 3 will include converting the dynamic route map displays from LED to LCD, ...

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    Urban news

    Harbin orders another 390 metro cars


    CHINA: Harbin Metro Corp has ordered 65 six-car Type B trainsets from the Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Co joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Changchun, under a 1·2bn yuan contract announced on September 7.

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    Uzbekistan completes Ferghana Valley electrification project


    UZBEKISTAN: Electrification of the 331 km railway ring in the Ferghana Valley was officially completed on August 30, when electric services were inaugurated on the 101 km Namangan – Andijon section. The ring runs from Pap through Namangan, Andijon, Marg‘ilon, and Qo‘qon ...

  • The first section of the Halqa Line runs for 11 km on an elevated alignment from Dostlik-2 to Qoylik.
    Urban news

    First phase of Toshkent’s circular metro line opens


    UZBEKISTAN: The first stage of a planned orbital metro line and an extension to an existing route have opened in Toshkent. On August 29, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inaugurated the 2·9 km, two-station northern extension of the Yunusobod Line from Shahriston to Yunusobod ...

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    JR East extends repair work on concrete structures


    The Shinkansen network makes extensive use of long elevated structures to minimise land take in urban areas. JAPAN: East Japan Railway announced on August 26 that it intends to carry out remedial work on several elevated concrete structures across its 1 067 mm gauge conventional network, ...

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    Azerbaijan modernises north–south and east–west corridors


    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has begun work to rebuild a disused railway which would allow north–south trains to bypass the Baku conurbation. During August it also converted the electrification on the 499 km east-west corridor from Baku to Böyük Kəsik on the Georgian border from 3 ...

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    High speed train seats used to deliver fresh fish


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing the use of high speed passenger trains to move fresh fish from Sendai to Tokyo. The three-day trial began on August 26, with fish caught off the coast near Ishinomaki early in the morning being transported aboard Yamabiko 136, which ...

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    Urban news

    Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opens


    CHINA: Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opened on August 26, the last of three lines to be built under the city’s metro development plan for 2012-20. Line 2 runs 15·5 km from Xigucheng in the north to Jiahua in the south with 15 stations including interchanges with ...

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    Urban news

    Next batch of Kelana Jaya metro cars nears completion


    MALAYSIA: Bombardier Transportation announced on August 24 that final assembly of the first Innovia metro cars from a follow-on order of 108 for Kuala Lumpur transport agency Prasarana has been completed. To be deployed on the north-south Kelana Jaya light metro line, the 27 four-car Innovia ...

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    In depth

    Comment: Beware of the weather


    ‘Disruption from extreme weather events seems to be increasing rapidly in many parts of the world’

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    Improved maglev prototype starts test running


    JAPAN: JR Central began trial running with its latest Superconducting Maglev Series L0 vehicles at the test guideway in Yamanashi prefecture on August 17.

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    Urban news

    Zhengzhou Metro Line 6 signalling contract awarded


    CHINA: The Thales SEC Transport joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric Group has been awarded a contract to supply its TSTCBTC 2.0 signalling for Zhengzhou Metro Line 6 Phase 1. This will run 39·2 km from Jiayu Town to Xiaoying, with one elevated and 25 underground ...