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    Urban news

    Ningbo metro Line 2 extension opens


    CHINA: A 5·7 km extension of Ningbo metro Line 2 northeast from Qingshuipu to Congyuanlu, opened on May 30. Half of the three-station extension is elevated and half underground. The extension has been built by Beijing Urban Construction Design ...

  • 'We took all our precautions, especially social distancing, and restarted trips on some of our lines', said Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu.

    Limited inter-city service restarts in Turkey


    TURKEY: Limited inter-city services on the national network restarted with the departure of a high speed train from Ankara to Istanbul at 07.00 on May 28, the first such train since services were suspended as part of coronavirus lockdown measures on March 28. Passenger services have ...

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    Vietnam: Optimising infrastructure on Hanoi’s nascent network


    Hanoi is on the cusp of opening the first sections of a planned eight-line metro network, including the east-west Line 3, where track and electrification fit-out is being handled by Colas Rail and Pandrol.

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    Rail and road service to avoid border delays in Southeast Asia


    ASIA: CEVA Logistics has launched a ‘truck-rail-truck’ service to keep freight moving between China and Southeast Asia, where the Covid-19 crisis has led to fewer flights, capacity limits, operational restrictions and waits of up to four days for road traffic crossing the border between China and Vietnam. ...

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    Bamboo sleepers aimed at Middle Eastern railways


    ASIA: A start-up branded TieBam is targeting Asian rail enhancement projects with a novel sleeper design produced from bamboo. Following more than five years of research and development activity, US-registered TieBam plans to open a manufacturing facility in Taiwan through a wholly-owned subsidiary later this year. ...

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    Coronavirus app as part of Turkey’s transport restart


    TURKEY: To support the restart of inter-city public transport, a mobile phone app is being used to track passengers in case anyone should subsequently test positive for the coronavirus. Intending passengers must install the app and input their date of birth, national identity number, ticket number, ...

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    Uzbekistan Railways orders electric locomotives


    UZBEKISTAN: National railway UTY has awarded Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant a contract to supply five of the latest version of its 3ES5K Yermak 25 kV 50 Hz electric freight locomotives. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed this year. The NEVZ factory has produced more than ...

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    Robel establishes subsidiary to serve the Chinese rail maintenance market


    CHINA: Robel Group has established Robel Railway Engineering Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd to serve the Chinese market. ‘For many years, China has seen a huge expansion of its railway infrastructure’, said Robel Managing Director Wolfgang R Fally. ‘This infrastructure will have to be maintained. We regard ...

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    Urban news

    Driverless metro train delivered to Taiyuan


    CHINA: CRRC Dalian has delivered the of 24 six-car Type A trainsets equipped for GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the future Taiyuan metro Line 2, which is nearing completion for opening this year. The 23·6 km Line 2 will cross the city from north to south ...

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    Tracklaying starts on southern Xinjiang rail link


    CHINA: Tracklaying has started on the Ruoqiang – Hotan railway across the southern part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This will complete a planned railway loop circling the Takliman Desert.

  • The metro Line 6 rolling stock was signed by  Dhaka Mass Transit Co, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi.
    Urban news

    Dhaka metro construction continues


    BANGLADESH: Dhaka Mass Transit Co has given the go-ahead for production of three more trainsets for the capital’s first metro line, although the planned delivery of the first set in June has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The 24 six-car trainsets for 1·5 kV DC ...

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    Turkish government designates PSO services


    TURKEY: The government has designated 61 routes or service groups as eligible for Public Service Obligation support, under an amendment to Clause 8 of the railway liberalisation legislation which came into force in May 2013. A presidential decree which took effect on April 8 amended the ...

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    Urban news

    Société Générale joins Izmir metro financing


    TURKEY: Société Générale is to provide part of the financing for the construction of a 7·2 km western extension of Izmir’s 19 km Evka 3 – Fahrettin Altay metro line. The French lender is providing €25m as a B-loan under the European Bank for Reconstruction ...

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    First domestic freight train transits the Marmaray tunnel


    TURKEY: The first domestic freight train has passed through the Marmaray rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia under the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey’s Ministry for Transport Infrastructure reports. The train comprised 16 wagons carrying 32 containers of plastic raw materials, which were being transported ...

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    Samsun – Sivas reopens after upgrading blockade


    TURKEY: The Samsun – Kalin section of the line from the Black Sea city of Samsun to Sivas in central Anatolia was reopened for freight operations on May 4, following a five-year closure by infrastructure manager TCDD while major renovation and modernisation works were undertaken.

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    Golmud – Korla railway forges new link through western China


    CHINA: Revenue services are expected to start running at the end of June on the Qinghai section of the 1 214 km Golmud – Korla railway, following the completion of construction work at the end of April.

  • SMRT Trains and Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
    Urban news

    Singapore CBTC services contract signed


    Source: A Fevrier/Alstom SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line. Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, ...

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    Hangzhou – Haining suburban railway trainsets delivered


    CHINA: CRRC has begun delivering 17 four-car electric multiple-units ordered for the Hangzhou – Haining suburban railway, which is scheduled to open in July 2021. The Type B trainsets have aluminium bodies and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. The 48·2 ...

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    Maersk launches China – Turkey freight service


    INTERNATIONAL: Maersk has launched its first rail service from Xi’an in China to Izmit in Turkey. Departing every Tuesday, it runs via Korgas, the Caspian Sea ports of Aktau and Baku, and the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway with a transit time of 18 ...

  • Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu.
    Urban news

    Tianshui tramway opened


    CHINA: Gansu province’s second city Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu. The 12·9 km line built by China Railway Signal Communications Group runs on segregated alignment along the north bank of the Wei ...