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    Beijing metro now the world’s longest

    2019-12-30T11:37:00Z

    CHINA: The opening of two extensions to the Beijing metro on December 28 has taken the total network length to 699·3 km with 405 stations, including 62 interchanges, overtaking Shanghai to become the world’s largest metro network.

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    Beijing – Zhangjiakou PDL inaugurated with national timetable change

    2019-12-30T10:55:00Z

    CHINA: The 174 km Passenger-Dedicated Line running northwest from Beijing to Zhangjiakou was opened for revenue service on December 30, along with the 53 km branch from Xiahuayuan Bei to Taizicheng which has been built to serve the Chongli Olympic Village and venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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    Guangzhou linked to Shenzhen airport

    2019-12-26T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 74 km central section of the 140 km/h Guangzhou – Shenzhen inter-city railway opened on December 15. The new infrastructure starts at Xintang Bei station in the east of Guangzhou and runs to Shenzhen airport in the west of the Shenzhen urban area, via ...

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    Guangzhou completes metro Line 21

    2019-12-24T13:21:00Z

    CHINA: The 35·3 km second section of Guangzhou metro Line 21 was opened for revenue service on December 20, taking the total length of the city’s metro network to 513 km.

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    Next section of western China link completed

    2019-12-24T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 173 km Subei – Mahai section of the line which is being built between Dunhuang and Golmud opened on December 18, adding six stations. Construction of the 671 km Dunhuang – Golmud line was officially launched in 2012, to connect the line running west ...

  • Xiamen Metro Line 3 train (Photo: CRRC)
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    Xiamen metro Line 3 train unveiled

    2019-12-24T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC has rolled out the first trainset for Xiamen metro Line 3. The manufacturer said the Type B vehicles have aluminium bodyshells and incorporate a new generation of control technology. It said the blue seats inside were inspired by ...

  • S14 diesel trainset supplied to Sri Lanka by CRRC Qingdao Sifang
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    CRRC trainset enters service in Sri Lanka

    2019-12-24T06:00:00Z

    SRI LANKA: The first of nine S14 diesel trainsets being supplied by CRRC Qingdao Sifang has entered revenue service on the Colombo Fort – Badulla line, which has a journey time of 8 h 43 min. Sri Lankan Railways ordered the ...

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    Openings expand Chinese high speed rail network

    2019-12-23T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 313 km Xuzhou – Yancheng Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on December 16. It has nine stations and is designed for 250 km/h operation, reducing the fastest journey times from 3 h 51 min on the conventional line to 1 h 31 min on the PDL. ...

  • Chengdu to Guiyang PDL
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    Yibin – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opens

    2019-12-20T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 372 km Yibin – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on December 16. It has 11 stations and is designed for 250 km/h operation. This completes the 648 km Chengdu – Guiyang line, following the opening of the initial Chengdu – Leshan ...

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    Qingdao metro Line 2 extended

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 4·2 km extension of Qingdao metro Line 2 was opened on December 16, running west from Zhiquanlu to Taishanlu.

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    JR East tests Saphir Odoriko luxury EMUs

    2019-12-18T10:32:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has started driver training with the first of two Series E261 EMUs which are being supplied by Kawasaki Heavy Industries to operate the Super Odoriko service linking Tokyo to the scenic Izu peninsula, where the Fuji-Hakone National Park is famed for its hot springs.

  • Wabtec India Engineering & Technology Centre
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    Wabtec opens Indian engineering and technology centre

    2019-12-17T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: The Wabtec India Engineering Technology Centre was inaugurated on December 12. The company is investing US$5m in the facility, which will occupy five floors of a building on the ITC Green Campus in Bangalore. This will house engineering teams from across the ...

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    Next generation metro train completes tests in Guangzhou

    2019-12-13T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Group has completed two months of test running on Line 8 with a next-generation metro trainset developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. CRRC unveiled a prototype Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon fibre bodyshell. ...

  • PT Inka DMU for Philippine National Railways (2)
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    DMUs delivered to Manila

    2019-12-12T11:27:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: A ceremony at Manila’s South Harbor on December 11 marked the arrival of two three-car diesel multiple-units, which are to enter service on Philippine National Railways’ routes from FTI station to Tutuban and Malabon from December 16. The DMUs form part of ...

  • A contract for the design and construction of the first phase of the fourth section of the railway being built to link Khaf in Iran with Herat province has been signed by the Afghanistan Railway Authority and Kazak company Integra Construction.
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    Herat province railway construction contract signed

    2019-12-12T10:28:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: A contract for the design and construction of the first phase of the fourth section of the railway being built to link Khaf in Iran with Herat province has been signed by the Afghanistan Railway Authority and Kazak company Integra Construction. ...

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    Macau metro opens

    2019-12-11T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first light metro line in Macau was inaugurated by Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On on December 10. Travel is free until the end of the month. The elevated Taipa Line serves 11 stations on a 9·3 km U-shaped route from Oceano to ...

  • KTZ Alstom KZ4AT passenger locomotive
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    Long-term loco brake maintenance agreement signed

    2019-12-11T05:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom Kazakhstan and Knorr-Bremse Russia have signed a comprehensive agreement for the corrective and preventive maintenance of braking systems on up to 200 twin-section freight locomotives and 95 passenger locomotives being supplied to national railway KTZ. This includes the supply of replacement parts. ...

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    Shenzhen metro network exceeds 300 km following latest opening

    2019-12-09T10:58:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Shenzhen metro Line 9 officially opened at 11.00 on December 8. The latest opening brings the network to 303·4 km. The western extension from Hongshuwan South to Qianwan adds 10·8 km and 10 stations, bringing Line 9 to 36·2 km with ...

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    Tavan Tolgoi coal line accord signed

    2019-12-04T10:49:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International is to provide technical assistance for the development of a 414 km rail link into the Tavan Tolgoi coalfield, following the signing of a co-operation agreement in Ulaanbaatar on December 3.

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    Foshan welcomes hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-12-02T15:29:00Z

    CHINA: A hydrogen fuel cell tram has started test running on the Gaoming Line in Foshan, ahead of opening of the city’s first tram route later this month. The 17·4 km Gaoming Line on the west bank of the Xijiang River is intended to serve 20 ...