All Asia articles – Page 2

  • EP2D electric multiple-unit
    Urban news

    Novosibirsk suburban operator orders EMUs

    2019-11-25T09:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Novosibirsk suburban operator Express Prigorod has ordered two eight-car EP2D electric multiple-units for delivery from Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory by the end of the year. They will include cycle racks, a passenger information system and fire fighting equipment. Accessibility features will include wheelchair lifts and signage ...

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    Siemens rolls out new Turkish Velaro

    2019-11-22T12:28:00Z

    TURKEY: Siemens has unveiled the first of 12 Velaro high speed trainsets ordered by Turkish national operator TCDD Taşımacılık at the supplier’s Düsseldorf plant on November 13. Due to arrive in Ankara by the end of November, the train is expected to enter passenger service in ...

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    Yamanote track slew completed

    2019-11-20T09:13:00Z

    Photo: Akihiro Nakamura JAPAN: East Japan Railway successfully completed a realignment of its Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku suburban lines in central Tokyo with a rare blockade over the weekend of November 16-17. Photo: Akihiro Nakamura The realignment forms part of the project ...

  • China's Beijing - Shanghai line (Photo: Andrew Benton).
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    Chinese high speed train operator’s IPO approved

    2019-11-19T10:23:00Z

    CHINA: Beijing–Shanghai High Speed Railway Co’s planned IPO was formally approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission on November 14. The state railway’s investment arm currently owns a 50% stake in the operator of the 1 318 km line, which opened in June 2011 with trains ...

  • An agreement for the joint development of rail services to deliver Russian food products to China has been signed by RZD Logistics and YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics.
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    Agreement to increase exports of Russian food to China by rail

    2019-11-19T07:00:00Z

    ASIA: An agreement for the joint development of rail services to deliver Russian food products to China has been signed by RZD Logistics and YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics. The companies plan to expand the geographic range of the existing Agroexpress service, with a series of shipments ...

  • China to Germany freight service at Mukran (3)
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    Rail and sea from China to Germany with a single waybill

    2019-11-15T16:03:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Containers of consumer and industrial goods which had left Xi’an on November 1 bound for Hamburg arrived at the Mukran ferry terminal on Germany’s Baltic Sea island of Rügen on November 12, having travelled by rail to Baltysk in Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave and then by sea. ...

  • DHL freight service between China and Germany
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    Faster China to Europe freight service launched

    2019-11-13T11:17:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: In response to growing demand for rail freight services between Europe and Asia, DHL Global Forwarding has launched what it says is be the fastest rail connection between China and Germany. It has also opened three additional Rail Competence Centres at Le Havre, Felixstowe and Genova ...

  • Turkish train
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    Turkey publishes 2020 rail plan

    2019-11-12T06:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Tenders for the design of new lines as well as the rehabilitation, electrification and resignalling of existing routes, proposals for rail-served logistics centres and the further development of the domestic supply chain are included in a 2020 strategic programme published by the president’s office on November ...

  • Marmaray freight train
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    Transit freight train runs through the Marmaray tunnel

    2019-11-07T13:40:00Z

    TURKEY: A freight service passed through the Marmaray tunnel under the Bosporus between Asia and Europe in Istanbul at 03.30 on the morning of November 7, carrying 42 TEU of electronic goods in transit from China to the Czech Republic. The service organised ...

  • Yamraj, lord of death, has been deployed to discourage people from trespassing on Western Railway’s heavily used suburban lines in Mumbai.
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    God of death enforces railway safety rules

    2019-11-07T10:02:00Z

    INDIA: Yamraj, lord of death, has been deployed to discourage people from trespassing on Western Railway’s heavily used suburban lines in Mumbai. The costumed member of the Railway Protection Force provides safety awareness information to the public and intervenes to stops ...

  • The creation of a ‘future-ready leadership pool for Indian Railways’ is the focus of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Railways and the Indian School of Business.
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    Indian School of Business to support railway leadership development

    2019-11-07T06:05:00Z

    INDIA: The creation of a ‘future-ready leadership pool for Indian Railways’ is the focus of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Railways and the Indian School of Business. The MoU signed on October 30 covers executive education programmes, research opportunities and the development of ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has delivered the first EMU-250 trainset to Korail
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    Korail takes delivery of first Hyundai Rotem EMU-250 trainset

    2019-11-05T17:08:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem delivered the first EMU-250 electric trainset with distributed traction to Korail on November 4. The national operator ordered 19 six-car EMU-250 trainsets in two batches in 2016, with five scheduled to be delivered from the manufacturer’s Changwon works by August 2020 and ...

  • Russian Railways Sapsan train.
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    Russian Railways approves digital transformation strategy

    2019-11-01T09:52:00Z

    RUSSIA: A digital transformation strategy running to 2025 has been approved by the Russian Railways board. The document defines the conceptual foundations and principles for the national railway’s digitalisation, setting priorities including the substitution of foreign IT with domestic technology. One of the main features ...

  • Photos: Kazumiki Miura
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    ‘Earthquake mode’ battery packs to be fitted to N700S Shinkansen fleet

    2019-10-30T09:02:00Z

    Nick Kingsley reports from WCRR 2019

  • Chinese freight train
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    China accelerates construction of freight links

    2019-10-30T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has issued instructions to accelerate the construction of freight lines to improve the last-mile connectivity of ports, industrial plants, mining sites and logistics parks. The programme covers 127 rail links totalling 1 586 km in 24 provinces and ...

  • The consortium is led by Charoen Pokphand Group and includes China Railway Construction Corp, Bangkok Expressway & Metro, Italian-Thai Development and CH Karnchang.
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    Three airports rail link PPP signed

    2019-10-29T08:58:00Z

    THAILAND: The public-private partnership agreement for the construction of a 220 km/h fast rail link between three airports around Bangkok was signed by State Railway of Thailand and the Eastern High-Speed Rail Link Three Airports Co Ltd consortium on October 24. The consortium is led by ...

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    Minister backs Taiwan high speed line extension

    2019-10-24T13:50:00Z

    TAIWAN: The government has backed proposals to extend THSRC’s 1 435 mm gauge high speed railway to Yilan County, Minister of Transport Communications Lin Chia-lung confirmed on October 24. Speaking to local media ahead of a Legislative Yuan Transport Committee meeting to review the ...

  • Kolkata Sealdah station
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    Indian Railways carries Amazon parcels

    2019-10-24T12:35:00Z

    INDIA: Eastern Railway’s Kolkata suburban services between Sealdah and Dankuni are being used to carry parcels for online retailer Amazon in three-month pilot project. Amazon parcels will be carried in the electric multiple-units’ vendor compartments during the off-peak period between 11.00 and 16.00, to avoid impacting ...

  • Tulpar-Talgo coaches for KTZ
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    Kazakhstan Railways cancels Tulpar-Talgo coach order

    2019-10-23T09:39:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has cancelled orders for Talgo-designed but locally produced coaches to be supplied from the Tulpar-Talgo factory in Nur-Sultan, after exchange rate changes raised the cost of sourcing components from abroad. The Tulpar-Talgo plant was opened by a joint venture of KTZ and ...

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    Toshiba to supply electric locos to Taiwan

    2019-10-22T06:00:00Z

    TAIWAN: Taiwan Railways Administration’s procurement agent Bank of Taiwan has awarded Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp a contract to supply 68 mixed-traffic electric locomotives, the manufacturer announced on October 16. The order is worth ¥40bn, including spare parts, with TISS scheduled to deliver the ...