All Asia articles – Page 5

  • Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works is supplying Tulpar-Talgo with kits for the assembly of Type 61-4447 coaches in Nur-Sultan.
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    Coach kits delivered to Kazakhstan

    2019-07-04T06:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works is supplying Tulpar-Talgo with kits for the assembly of Type 61-4447 coaches in Nur-Sultan. The Russian factory has supplied 137 complete coaches of various types to Kazakhstan over the past decade, and this is its first contract to supply kits for local assembly. The ...

  • MyHSR Corp has appointed two consultancies to identify options for reducing the cost of the Malaysian section of the proposed Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed line.
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    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore cost review consultants appointed

    2019-07-02T08:47:09Z

    MALAYSIA: Project promoter MyHSR Corp has appointed two consultancies to identify options for reducing the cost of the Malaysian section of the proposed Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed line. In September last year the governments of Malaysia and Singapore agreed to put construction of the 350 km line on ...

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    Leshan – Yibin high speed line opens

    2019-06-26T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 141 km Leshan – Jianwei – Pingshan – Yibin section of the future Chengdu – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on June 15. The alignment is designed for 250 km/h operation, and 79% of the route is on bridges or in tunnel. The fastest services operated using CRH3A trainsets ...

  • China Railway Corp has been restructured as China State Railway Group Co.
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    China Railway Corp becomes China State Railway Group Co

    2019-06-19T11:30:57Z

    CHINA: China Railway Corp was officially restructured as China State Railway Group Co on June 18, with China Railway and CR as its official English-language short name and abbreviation. China Railway is a solely state-owned enterprise with registered capital of 1·74tr yuan, established in accordance with company law. Its responsibilities ...

  • The FV-E991 prototype is expected to start test running in the 2021 financial year.
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    JR East to trial fuel cell multiple-unit

    2019-06-07T09:15:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has started work on a new generation of hydrogen fuel cell trainsets, a decade after early experiments with its prototype New Energy Train. The railway set an objective to ‘diversify energy’ as part of its ‘Move Up 2027’ 10-year vision adopted last year, and it hopes ...

  • The 272 km Karamay – Tacheng railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China has opened (Map: OpenStreetMap).
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    Karamay – Tacheng railway opens

    2019-06-06T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 272 km Karamay – Tacheng railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China opened on May 30. Tacheng had been the only prefectural capital in the region without a rail link. The new line diverges from the Kuitun – Beitun – Altai line at Karamay and ...

  • Uzbekistan's national railway UTY has finalised an order for a further two Talgo 250 trainsets for use from 2021 on Afrosiyob services.
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    Uzbekistan orders more Talgo 250 trainsets

    2019-06-03T13:04:52Z

    UZBEKISTAN: National railway UTY has finalised an order for a further two Talgo 250 trainsets for use from 2021 on Afrosiyob services between Toshkent, Samarkand, Qarshi, Bukhara and Khiva, along with four coaches to lengthen its original pair of Talgo 250 trainsets. The €57m order announced by Talgo on ...

  • The proposed 250 km/h rail link would incorporate the existing standard gauge route serving Suvarnabhumi airport.
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    Thai government backs ‘three airports’ rail link

    2019-05-29T15:58:17Z

    THAILAND: Proposals to develop a fast passenger line between three airports in the south of the country under a PPP model were approved by the government on May 28. Covering a total distance of approximately 220 km, the 1 435 mm gauge railway would make use of the existing ...

  • ‘Transport and connectivity are crucial for the growth and development of a double landlocked country like Uzbekistan, and remains a high priority for our support’, said ADB Country Director Cindy Malvicini.
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    ADB loan for Uzbekistan Railways locomotive order

    2019-05-28T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$170m loan to support the US$218m procurement of 24 ‘state-of-the-art’ electric locomotives by national railway UTY, along with the modernisation of a depot in Toshkent. ADB said the eight passenger and 16 freight locomotives to be acquired under a modernisation programme running ...

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    ADB’s largest ever rail loan to support Manila commuter project

    2019-05-27T09:30:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: In what the organisation says is its ‘largest single infrastructure project financing’, the Asian Development Bank on May 23 agreed a loan worth US$2·75bn for construction of the Malolos – Clark suburban railway. This long-standing scheme has been revived by the current government in Manila under its ‘build, ...

  • The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21.
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    Baku suburban railway phase one launched

    2019-05-24T08:56:43Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21. The first phase uses 13·5 km of modernised route eastwards from Baku’s main station to a new hub at Sabunçu, with three intermediate stations. Sabunçu ...

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    600 km/h maglev prototype unveiled

    2019-05-24T08:33:40Z

    CHINA: Two prototype vehicles intended to support research into a 600 km/h maglev system were unveiled by CRRC Qingdao Sifang on May 23. The 53 m long locally-developed prototype comprises a driving car and an intermediate vehicle. It has been built as part of a five-year maglev development programme announced ...

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    ‘Intelligent’ bogie manufacturing workshop

    2019-05-22T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has begun production at what it describes as ‘the world's first intelligent bogie manufacturing workshop’. The manufacturer said this provides ‘30·1% more production efficiency’ with 50% fewer staff and a 35% shorter R&D time compared to traditional manual operation. Automated guided vehicles retrieve and transport materials ...

  • Car 10 at the Aomori end of the ALFA-X trainset is distinguished by its 22 m nose (Photo: JR East).
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    Completed ALFA-X test train unveiled

    2019-05-16T10:19:36Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has formally unveiled its Series 956 ALFA-X high speed test train, which is due to start trial running at up to 400 km/h later this month. The completed 10-car trainset was displayed at its Sendai Shinkansen rolling stock workshops on May 9. Launched in July 2017, ...

  • The Kocaeli railport is being developed by a 67:33 joint venture of Arkas Holding and Duisport.
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    Banks back Turkish railport

    2019-05-16T08:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Two US$30m loans to finance the US$86m development of a privately-run inland rail terminal in Kocaeli province, to the east of Istanbul, have been agreed by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and majority Chinese-owned Turkish bank ICBC Turkey. The terminal is being developed by a 67:33 joint ...

  • Russian Railways plans to increase the use of electric traction.
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    Russian Railways to increase electric operation

    2019-05-14T11:30:28Z

    RUSSIA: Plans to increase the use of electric traction were announced by Russian Railways on May 14, with the national operator saying this would offer environmental benefits compared to the use of diesel or road and air transport. RZD said the electrification of its most heavily used lines and the ...

  • The project promoter for the Malaysian section of the planned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed line has called tenders for the appointment of commercial and technical advisory consultants.
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    Consultants to optimise KL – Singapore high speed rail project

    2019-05-10T10:33:19Z

    MALAYSIA: The project promoter for the Malaysian section of the planned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed line has called tenders for the appointment of commercial and technical advisory consultants. On September 5 2018 the governments of Malaysia and Singapore agreed to put construction of the line on hold until ...

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    Financing agreed for high speed line PPP

    2019-05-09T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: A consortium led by the Fosun conglomerate has agreed a 28·1bn yuan loan package with a group of banks to finance the construction of the first high speed line in China to be built and operated under a PPP concession. The 269 km Hangzhou – Shaoxing – Taizhou line ...

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    Mongolia’s Northern Railways signs EPC agreement

    2019-05-03T09:22:39Z

    MONGOLIA: The Northern Railways subsidiary of coking coal mine project developer Aspire Mining Ltd has signed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the proposed 547 km Erdenet – Ovoot railway with a joint venture of China Gezhouba International Engineering Co and China Railway 20 Group Corp. The agreement was ...

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    Rail agreements reached at the Belt & Road Forum

    2019-05-02T08:04:20Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Railway projects were included in the ‘283 concrete results’ announced by the hosts following the Second Belt & Road Forum for International Co-operation, which was held in Beijing on April 25-27. The forum was organised by the Chinese government to bring together heads of government and other senior figures ...