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    Typhoon breaches Hokuriku Shinkansen and Chuo Main Line

    2019-10-15T16:25:00Z

    JAPAN: Services on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and various other lines are expected to be disrupted for several weeks as a result of typhoon damage, East Japan Railway confirmed on October 15. Rail and road links in the Kanto Koshinetsu and Tohoku regions were badly affected by ...

  • Stadler is to supply 34 diesel-electric locomotives to Taiwan Railway Administration.
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    Stadler wins Taiwan loco order

    2019-10-15T08:44:00Z

    TAIWAN: Stadler has won a €165m order to supply 34 diesel-electric locomotives to Taiwan Railway Administration, the Swiss company’s first major tender win in the Pacific region. The 1 067 mm gauge six-axle mixed-traffic locomotives will be built at Stadler’s plant at Valencia in Spain. They ...

  • A summary record agreement for the Java North Line Upgrading Project has been signed.
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    Jakarta – Surabaya route modernisation agreement

    2019-10-15T05:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: A summary record agreement for the Java North Line Upgrading Project to provide ‘medium-speed’ operation on the 720 km Jakarta – Surabaya route on the island of Java has been signed by the Ministry of Transportation and Japan International Co-operation Agency following two years of negotiations. ...

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    Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line opens

    2019-10-14T10:52:00Z

    CHINA: The Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line in Guangdong province opened for revenue service on October 11. The 122 km line has seven stations at Meizhou Xi, Shejiang Bei, Jianqiao, Fengshun Dong, Jieyang, Jieyang Jichang and Chaoshan, where it joins the Shenzhen – Hangzhou PDL with ...

  • The proposed 250 km/h rail link would incorporate the existing standard gauge route serving Suvarnabhumi airport.
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    Airports line project in trouble as State Railway of Thailand board resigns

    2019-10-11T09:45:00Z

    The proposed 250 km/h rail link would incorporate the existing standard gauge route serving Suvarnabhumi airport. THAILAND: The government’s plans to build a 220 km fast passenger railway linking three airport in the Greater Bangkok area have been thrown into disarray after the State Railway of ...

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    Ctrip expands across the rail market

    2019-10-10T15:22:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: On October 9 Chinese travel specialist Ctrip launched bookings for journeys on the RENFE network in Spain using the Amadeus platform. This marks another stage in the company’s expansion into the European rail travel market, where it works not only with Amadeus but with Rail Europe ...

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    Tejas Express pilots passenger privatisation

    2019-10-10T09:06:00Z

    INDIA: The first step towards opening up the provision of inter-city passenger services on the IR network began on October 4, with the launch at Lucknow Junction of a new Tejas Express service by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. Operating over the ...

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    Tokyo’s Joban Line to get ATO

    2019-10-09T13:46:00Z

    JAPAN: Automatic Train Operation is to be introduced on Tokyo’s Joban Line (Local) services next year, East Japan Railway announced on October 8.

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    Indian metro bogie test facility inaugurated

    2019-10-09T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: BEML has inaugurated a bogie and traction motor testing facility at its metro car manufacturing plant at the BEML Bangalore Complex. The company said the indigenously- developed facility was ‘one of its kind’ in India, and would help it to improve metro train reliability and ...

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    Gold miner orders side-tipping wagons

    2019-10-07T15:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Gold and silver producer Polymetal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 55 side-tipping wagons to its Varvara site by the end of the first half of 2020. The Varvara opencast mine and processing plant is located in northwest Kazakhstan, 130 km southwest ...

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    Beijing Daxing airport opens with high speed rail and metro links

    2019-09-27T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: Two rail links to Beijing’s second international airport were opened for revenue services on September 26, the same day that commercial passenger flights began using Beijing Daxing Airport. This followed official inauguration of the airport by President Xi Jinping the previous day. ...

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    High speed trains’ electrical equipment to be replaced

    2019-09-25T07:00:00Z

    TAIWAN: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp has been awarded a contract to supply replacement electrical equipment for Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp’s fleet of 30 Series 700T trainsets. TISS will manufacture the equipment at its Fuchu site in Japan for delivery from the first ...

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  • The Phnom Penh – Pursat section of Cambodia's northern main line was reopened on July 4 (Photo: Ministry of Public Works & Transport).
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    Cambodia Freight Forwarders call for rail improvements

    2019-09-20T06:00:00Z

    CAMBODIA: The rail network is not yet working well for freight shippers despite recent improvements, a trade body told the 17th ASEAN Ports Shipping Conference in Phnom Penh. Moving containers on the 266 km metre-gauge route from the capital and business hub Phnom Penh ...

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    Bangkok ETCS contract awarded

    2019-09-19T11:50:00Z

    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded a consortium of Thales and local partner River Engineering a contract to design, supply and install ETCS Level 1 on four sections of the Northern, Northeastern, Eastern and Southern lines radiating from Bangkok. The project is expected to take ...

  • A more direct Chongqing – Guiyang line opened on January 25.
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    Chongqing – Kunming Passenger-Dedicated Line approved

    2019-09-18T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has given the go-ahead for construction of the 699 km Chongqing – Kunming Passenger-Dedicated Line. This corridor includes 681 km of new route plus 18 km of the Zigong to Yibin PDL which is already under construction. The ...

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    Voith and CRRC to expand strategic alliance

    2019-09-11T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Voith and CRRC have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in the rail and industrial sectors, as part of a framework agreement signed in Beijing on September 6, during a visit to China by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Earlier this year Voith Turbo China and CRRC Beijing ...

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    Afghanistan – China rail freight service sets off

    2019-09-09T12:00:00Z

    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN: An inaugural service carrying freight for export to China by rail left Hairatan in northern Afghanistan on September 5, carrying 1 100 tonnes of talc in 41 containers. The train crossed the Soviet-built road-rail Friendship Bridge over the Amu Darya into Uzbekistan. ...

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    RTRI tests fuel cell multiple unit

    2019-09-06T09:29:00Z

    JAPAN: Railway Technical Research Institute has started test running with a prototype multiple-unit which can work as a conventional or battery EMU or using a fuel cell powerpack. Converted from an older 1·5 kV DC EMU, the test train comprises a 34 tonne motor car and ...

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    ETCS over Tetra certified

    2019-09-05T08:28:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has certified the use of Bombardier Transportation ETCS over a Teltronic Tetra voice and data communications network on the 300 km route from Zhetigen to Altynkol on the Chinese border. Teltronic said this provided ‘irrefutable proof’ of the viability of ETCS over ...