Asia – Page 6

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    UIC shares ways to restore confidence in rail travel

    2020-04-30T12:02:00Z

    COVID-19: The International Union of Railways has published a summary of potential steps that could be adopted to increase customer confidence in rail transport following the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Line 10 completes Shenyang’s metro ring

    2020-04-29T08:40:00Z

    CHINA: Shenyang’s fourth metro line opened at 9.18 on April 29. The 27·2 km fully-underground Line 10 runs from Dingxianghu in the northwest to Zhangshabu in the southeast around the northeast of the city centre. Four of its 21 stations are interchanges: two of these, Huaihejieshenyieryuan ...

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    Istanbul airport metro train contract awarded

    2020-04-28T15:56:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co a contract to supply 176 metro cars for Istanbul Line M11, which will serve the city’s new airport. CRRC Zhuzhou was the sole qualified bidder for the tender which was opened on ...

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    Hangzhou metro expands

    2020-04-24T08:27:00Z

    CHINA: More than 70 km of new metro line was put into operation in Hangzhou on April 23, taking the total length of the city’s network to 209 km and 133 stations. Both eastern and western extensions have been added to Line 5, more than ...

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    DHL targets 10-day China – Europe transit time

    2020-04-24T07:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: DHL is looking at further reductions in transit times between China and Europe, following the success of a service between Xi’an in China and Hamburg and Neuss in Germany which was launched in November. ‘With our partners in this project, China Railway, UTLC ERA and ...

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    Singapore to build Integrated Train Testing Centre

    2020-04-21T10:36:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded GS Engineering Construction Corp a S$639·5m contract to design and build an Integrated Train Testing Centre. LTA said this would be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and ‘the cornerstone of Singapore’s strategy to sustain rail ...

  • PT KAI and Progress Rail have signed a contract for the supply of a further 36 EMD GT38AC diesel locomotives.
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    Progress Rail awarded Indonesian locomotive contract

    2020-04-17T08:09:00Z

    INDONESIA: National railway PT KAI and Progress Rail have signed a contract for the supply of a further 36 EMD GT38AC diesel locomotives. The 1 067 mm gauge locomotives, known as Class CC205 in Indonesia, are to be delivered in late 2021, and will be used ...

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    Eurasian freight market is still developing

    2020-04-16T09:00:00Z

    ANALYSIS: Up to 2 million TEU could be moving by rail across the Eurasian landbridge corridors by 2030, according to a study commissioned by the International Union of Railways.

  • The latest design of prototype Series L0 maglev vehicles for the Chūō Shinkansen line has been unveiled by JR Central at Hitachi’s Kasado works in Kudamatsu.
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    JR Central and Hitachi unveil latest maglev prototype

    2020-04-09T09:31:00Z

    JAPAN: The latest design of prototype Series L0 maglev vehicles for the Chūō Shinkansen line has been unveiled by JR Central at Hitachi’s Kasado works in Kudamatsu. The older L0 prototype has seven cars, with one end car and an intermediate car to be replaced by ...

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    Hong Kong gives go-ahead for Tung Chung Line Extension detailed design

    2020-04-08T11:00:00Z

    CHINA: The government of Hong Kong has given MTR Corp the go-ahead to proceed with detailed planning and design for the proposed Tung Chung Line Extension on the northern side of Lantau island.

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    Special measures in place as Wuhan metro reopens

    2020-04-08T07:15:00Z

    CHINA: Revenue services have resumed on the Wuhan metro network following the coronavirus outbreak, with special precautions put in place to protect travellers. Work has also restarted on a number of expansion projects that had been put on hold.

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    UBS predicts post-pandemic shift from air to high speed rail

    2020-04-07T09:58:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A report published by UBS Research suggests that many travellers will switch from air to high speed rail in the post Covid-19 period.

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    Tokyu Corp completes platform edge door programme

    2020-04-07T09:00:00Z

    JAPAN:·Tokyu Corp has completed a five-year programme to install platform edge doors and barriers with sensors at all 64 stations on its Toyoko, Denentoshi and Oimachi suburban lines. The only Tokyu Corp stations which have not been equipped are those on the 5 km 10-station Setagaya ...

  • CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18,
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    Chengdu airport express metro trains delivered

    2020-04-07T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18, with commissioning and trial running underway ahead of the planned start of services this summer. Each eight-car set is 187 m long, with 3 ...

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    UWC wins Azerbaijan wagon orders

    2020-04-06T14:19:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Russia’s United Wagon Co has entered Azerbaijan’s railway market with two orders for its Tikhvin plant to supply 25 tonne axleload wagons. Soyuzkontakt-Trans has ordered 40 grain hoppers for delivery by the end of Q2 2020. These have a capacity of 120 m 3 ...

  • Phase 1 aims is to improve the capacity of the route by rehabilitating and modernising the 260 km section of the north-south main line between Yangon and Toungoo.
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    Yangon – Mandalay upgrading loan agreement signed

    2020-04-02T10:00:00Z

    MYANMAR: An agreement covering the ¥40·6bn third tranche of an official development assistance loan to finance Phase 1 of the Yangon – Mandalay Railway Improvement Project was signed by the government and Japan International Co-operation Agency on March 31. Phase 1 aims is to improve ...

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    Osaka’s Hankai Line expands low-floor tram fleet

    2020-04-02T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: A three-section low-floor tram supplied by Alna Sharyo has entered service on the Hankai Tramway in Osaka, where it is operating alongside the oldest trams in the country which are still in commercial service rather than run as heritage vehicles. The two-line Hankai Tramway serves ...

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    Flexitanks carry vegetable oil to China

    2020-04-01T06:00:00Z

    ASIA: FESCO and Rail Cargo Logistics–RUS have completed their first shipment of canola vegetable oil in containerised flexitanks from the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia to Nantong in China. The initial shipment of 10 containers carrying 216 tonnes of oil arrived after a transit time of 35 ...

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    Hakone Tozan replaces funicular trainsets

    2020-03-23T14:42:00Z

    JAPAN: Hakone Tozan Railway launched its fifth generation of rolling stock for its 1·2 km funicular line into revenue service on March 20, having unveiled the two new trains on March 18.

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    Seoul GTX Line A train contract awarded

    2020-03-20T16:57:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The SG Rail special purpose company formed to design, finance and build Line A of the Great Train Express network of commuter lines around Seoul has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 345bn won contract to supply 15 trainsets by 2024. The eight-car trains to be ...