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    Wuhan rail service launched to meet demand as road transport disrupted

    2020-03-20T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: In response to customer requests arising from the difficulties of using road transport during the coronavirus crisis, Nippon Express Co has launched a rail-based freight service from Shanghai to Wuhan in collaboration with Sinotrans. Nippon Express said the coronavirus outbreak had led to numerous restrictions ...

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    LTA awards Jurong Region Line stations contract

    2020-03-20T06:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded a joint venture of John Holland and McConnell Dowell South East Asia a AS$265·4 contract to design and build three stations on the Pandan Reservoir branch which forms Phase 2 of the Jurong Region Line automated metro project. The contract ...

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    Baku circular railway completed

    2020-03-19T06:01:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The Abşeron Peninsula circular railway has been completed, with President Ilham Aliyev inaugurating the reopened Pirşağı – Görədil – Novxanı – Sumqayıt section on March 18 to complete a 91 route-km electrified railway ring serving Baku and its suburbs. The circular ...

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    Takanawa Gateway opens

    2020-03-17T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway opened its Takanawa Gateway suburban station in Tokyo for revenue service on March 14.

  • Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system
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    Traction energy storage systems ordered for Dhaka metro Line 6

    2020-03-17T06:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system, which uses Toshiba SCiB long-life lithium-ion batteries to store regenerated braking energy for use by accelerating trains. TESS can also be used to provide an emergency ...

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    TMH displays rolling stock range to Kazakh operators

    2020-03-16T10:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Russian manufacturing group Transmashholding displayed examples of its passenger rolling stock at the Tulpar factory in Nur-Sultan on March 10. Guests included senior management from national railway KTZ, its passenger division, private operators and national technical organisations. On show were modern designs of single ...

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    Urban news

    Metro operator deploys cleaning robot to fight the coronavirus

    2020-03-11T12:18:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has deployed an automated Vapourised Hydrogen Peroxide Robot to undertake deep cleaning and decontamination of its trains and stations. The VHP Robot is the result of a joint project between MTR Corp and biotechnology company Avalon Biomedical. It automatically sprays ...

  • RATP Group has opened an office in Singapore.
    Urban news

    Singapore CRL Punggol extension route announced

    2020-03-10T12:16:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority announced the alignment and station locations for the planned 7·3 km Punggol extension of the Cross Island Line on March 10. The fully underground route would have four stations at Punggol, Riviera, Elias and Pasir Ris. It would provide a direct connection ...

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    Central Asia transport strategy for 2030

    2020-03-10T06:01:00Z

    ASIA: The Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation programme has published its Transport Strategy 2030, building on lessons learned from the Transport Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020. According to CAREC, 1 800 km of railway was built in the period covered by that strategy. ...

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    Testing underway on Ankara – Sivas high speed line

    2020-03-09T16:23:00Z

    TURKEY: Trial running on the Ankara – Sivas high speed line began on March 5, with Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan travelling on a test train on part of the route. The 405 km line has 49 tunnels with a total ...

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    Turkish locomotive and rolling stock builders to merge

    2020-03-05T16:12:00Z

    TURKEY: Three state-owned locomotive and rolling stock manufacturers are to be removed from the control of national railway TCDD and merged into a single new entity called Türasaş. The merger, announced in the country’s official gazette on March 4, will see locomotive manufacturer Tülomsaş, wagon builder ...

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    Myanmar: International backers spur network renewal

    2020-03-03T00:00:00Z

    Work is well in hand to rehabilitate the main line between Myanmar’s most important cities, as international backers queue to support investment in one of southeast Asia’s largest networks. Peter Janssen reports from Naypyitaw.

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    Malaysia’s rail sector to exhibit at InnoTrans for the first time

    2020-02-26T10:44:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The Malaysian rail industry will be represented on a combined stand for the first time at InnoTrans 2020. The stand in Hall 11.2 will feature 10 companies. ‘Over recent years, developments and growth in the Malaysian rail sector have certainly exceeded expectations’, explains Badrul ...

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    ATO tested on JR West’s Osaka Loop Line

    2020-02-25T10:08:00Z

    JAPAN: West Japan Railway has successfully tested automated train operation on a section of the Osaka Loop Line, as a precursor to introducing ATO on its busiest routes in the Osaka region.

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    Urban news

    LTA lets contracts for the construction of four stations

    2020-02-24T10:22:00Z

    si - LTA JRL new stations SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority awarded three contracts for the design and construction of four Jurong Region Line stations for a total of S$596m on February 13. One of the contracts awarded to China Communications Construction Co covers the design ...

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    Indonesia: Making progress at high speed

    2020-02-20T14:00:00Z

    After a delayed start, construction of the Jakarta – Bandung high speed line is finally moving ahead, with opening now expected in 2021. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Kintetsu prepares to launch luxury Hinotori EMUs

    2020-02-18T09:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Kinki Nippon Railway has started driver training with the first of 11 Series 80000 EMUs that it has ordered from sister company Kinki Sharyo to operate limited express services between Nagoya and Osaka-Namba.

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    ADB funds Bangladesh enhancement plans

    2020-02-17T08:59:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Planning for a major programme of railway upgrading and intermodal transport projects is set to move forward following the approval of a US$42m package of ‘project readiness financing’ by the Asian Development Bank on February 7.

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    Hong Kong MTR opens Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 extension

    2020-02-14T17:19:00Z

    CHINA: Phase 1 of Hong Kong MTR’s Tuen Ma Line was opened for revenue service on February 14, extending the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai through Lion Rock to the eastern part of Kowloon.

  • GMV has won a contract to supply Philippine National Railways with its SAE-r fleet operation, management and planning platform.
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    Philippine National Railways to deploy GMV operations management system

    2020-02-12T13:56:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Technology company GMV has won a contract to supply Philippine National Railways with its SAE-r fleet operation, management and planning platform. This will provide real-time information on the position and status of trains, supervising onboard equipment, radios and ticketing systems, monitoring driver behaviour, regulating running ...