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    Shenzhen opens two metro lines in one day

    2020-08-18T13:27:00Z

    CHINA: A further two metro lines in Shenzhen opened on August 18, expanding the network by 78 km to 373 km and adding 51 stations. The 49 km Line 6, also known as the Guangming Line, is a partly underground 100 km/h commuter line. Running from ...

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    Tunnel breakthrough marks progress in China – Laos link

    2020-08-17T14:28:00Z

    Photo: Xinhua Construction teams celebrate completion of the Koulong tunnel in Laos earlier this year. CHINA: On August 13 construction teams holed through the 14∙5 km Duoji tunnel in the Mojiang Hani district, northeast of the town of Pu’er Simao. The tunnel is one of ...

  • A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho.
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    Hydrogen tram demonstration agreement signed

    2020-08-14T09:35:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho. Last year Hyundai Rotem began working with Hyundai Motors on the development ...

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    Providing better transport data in the Klang Valley

    2020-08-13T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: A consortium of Malaysian and British companies is to study the feasibility of developing an open data hub to facilitate public transport use and improve the passenger experience in the Klang Valley. The study is to be undertaken by local transport modelling consultancy Atur Trafik, ...

  • The first Series 17000 trainset to operate on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines was officially unveiled at the operator’s Shinkiba depot (Photo: Kazumiki Miura)
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    Tokyo Metro unveils Series 17000 trainsets

    2020-08-11T13:03:00Z

    JAPAN: The first Series 17000 trainset to operate on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines was officially unveiled at the operator’s Shinkiba depot on August 11. Both lines carry through services which are operated in conjunction with the Seibu Tobu and Tokyu railways as well as ...

  • kr Seoul metro Line 5 extension opening
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    Seoul Metro Line 5 extension opens

    2020-08-10T11:15:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: An eastern extension of Seoul Metro Line 5 was opened for revenue service on August 8, following an inauguration ceremony the previous day.

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    Rail Business UK

    Lincoln’s IMPS secures Sri Lanka Railway order with UKEF working capital scheme

    2020-08-10T05:00:00Z

    UK: Lincoln-based diesel engine servicing and component specialist IMPS was assisted by UK Export Finance when it secured a £750 000 order to supply parts for the refurbishment of Rolls Royce engines used by Sri Lanka Railways. IMPS is an experienced exporter, selling 75% of its ...

  • North-South Commuter Railway Project
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    Manila commuter rail civil works contracts signed

    2020-08-04T11:06:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The first two civil works contracts for the 53·1 km second phase of the 163 km North-South Commuter Railway Project which will cross the Manila region were signed on August 1. Phase 2 will run northwest from Manila’s northern suburb of Malolos to the Clark ...

  • CRRC Zhuzhou six-section Shen 24 electric locomotive for mining company China Shenhua Energy Co
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    28·8 MW freight locomotive unveiled

    2020-08-04T08:16:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has unveiled first of eight 28·8 MW six-section electric locomotives which mining company China Shenhua Energy Co has ordered for hauling 10 000 tonne coal trains on 1·2% gradients on the 266 km Shenmu – Shuozhou line. Designated Shen ...

  • cn Shenzhen Metro Line 13 map
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    Shenzhen metro Line 13 PPP contract awarded

    2020-08-03T10:52:00Z

    CHINA: The Shenzhen Municipal Government has award a joint venture of MTR Consulting (Shenzhen) Co (83%) and China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co (15%) a public-private partnership contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the future metro Line 13 and operate the line for ...

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    Vossloh wins Guiyang – Nanning high speed line rail fastening contract

    2020-07-31T07:37:00Z

    CHINA: Vossloh’s Kunshan-based Vossloh Fastening Systems China business has been awarded a €30m contract to supply rail fastenings for the Guiyang - Nanning high speed line. The 512 km route which includes 482 km of new line is currently under construction for opening in 2023. It ...

  • A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project
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    Malaysia – Singapore Rapid Transit System project back on

    2020-07-30T16:02:00Z

    ASIA: A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project to develop a high capacity urban rail corridor between the countries. Officials remained on their own sides ...

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    Bangladesh Railway orders 150 coaches

    2020-07-30T09:28:00Z

    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of South Korean firms Sung Shin Rolling Stock Technology Ltd and POSCO International signed a contract to supply 150 coaches to Bangadesh Railway on July 29. To be delivered in 18 to 30 months, the metre-gauge coaches will feature stainless steel bodies, ...

  • cn Turpan (Pixabay)
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    Turpan tramway under construction

    2020-07-30T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Construction of a tramway in the city of Turpan in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was launched on July 22, following approval of the plans by the National Development Reform Commission. The 1·87bn yuan first phase comprises two lines which are intended to link ...

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    Bangladesh locomotive handover

    2020-07-28T13:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: India formally handed over 10 WDM3D diesel locomotives which are being donated to Bangladesh Railway with a virtual ceremony on July 27. The 1 676 mm gauge, 3 300 hp mixed traffic locomotives have been modified to suit height restrictions in Bangladesh and are ...

  • cn-Luoyang metro Line 1 train
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    ‘Spirit of the Silk Road’ on first Luoyang metro train

    2020-07-24T10:01:00Z

    CHINA: Luoyang CRRC Rail Transit Equipment Co has unveiled the first locally-produced trainset for the future Luoyang metro Line 1. The manufacturer said the styling draws on the ancient city’s culture, with elements inspired by ‘blooming peonies and fluttering ribbons’ demonstrating ‘the inheritance of the spirit of ...

  • sg- jurong line train artist exterior
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    Singapore CBTC, screen-door, telecom and construction contracts awarded

    2020-07-21T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: The award of a further four contracts for construction of the Jurong Region Line automated metro was announced by Land Transport Authority on July 17. A S$320·4m contract covering the design and construction of Toh Guan, Jurong Town Hall and Pandan ...

  • lk Colombo busy street (Pixabay)
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    Colombo light rail project goes ahead

    2020-07-16T05:00:00Z

    SRI LANKA: The Japanese-backed light rail project in Colombo is still going ahead and has not been suspended as has been reported locally, the Japanese embassy has confirmed to Metro Report International . The embassy’s rebuttal followed local reports that the project had been halted, with ...

  • The next generation of Type B metro trainset was unveiled by CRRC Tangshan
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    Next generation of Type B metro train design unveiled

    2020-07-14T14:49:00Z

    CHINA: The next generation of Type B metro trainset was unveiled by CRRC Tangshan at the fourth World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, where the driverless train arrived at a platform and opened and closed its doors autonomously. The trainset has been developed ...

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    JR Freight to install wagon braking monitoring equipment

    2020-07-11T06:00:00Z

    Source: Mike Bent JAPAN: JR Freight is to equip its fleet of 7 383 container wagons with a braking status monitoring system. This aims to eliminate the time-consuming need for staff to walk the length of every train and visually inspect each set of brakes ...