All Asia articles – Page 3

  • 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 by ...

  • 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 people ...

  • 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 case ...

  • 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 the ...

  • 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 of the ...

  • 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 municipalities. These ...

  • 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 Charoen ...

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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 Taiwan Railway ...

  • 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 on ...

  • 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 Spanish ...

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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 locomotives from ...

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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 flooding ...

  • 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 will ...

  • 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. ...

  • Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line.
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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 trains ...

  • 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 Thailand ...

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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 500 km ...

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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.