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    Padma rail and road bridge inaugurated

    2022-07-11T10:46:00Z

    BANGLADESH: The 6 241 m long rail and road bridge over the River Padma was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 25. The bridge is intended to improve links between Dhaka and the southwest of the country, with one estimate being that it could ...

  • A third India to Bangladesh passenger train was launched on June 1, as cross-border services resumed following a two-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Third India – Bangladesh passenger train launched

    2022-06-02T11:00:00Z

    ASIA: A third India to Bangladesh passenger train was launched on June 1, as cross-border services resumed following a two-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The diesel hauled Mital Express runs twice a week on a 595 km route from New Jalpaiguri in India to ...

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    Dhaka metro Line 1 ODA loan signed

    2021-11-24T12:17:00Z

    BANGLADESH: The government and Japan International Co-operation Agency have signed a ¥115·237bn official development assistance loan to finance work on Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Line 1. JICA has provided number of ODA loans in recent years to support the Revised Dhaka Strategic ...

  • Dhaka metro staff training in Delhi
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    Dhaka metro staff trained in Delhi

    2021-11-15T04:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Operations and maintenance staff for the future Dhaka Metro are being trained at the Delhi Metro Rail Academy in the Indian capital, which is providing interactive classroom sessions, demonstrations, simulators, practical and on-job training. The training is being provided under an agreement between DMRC and ...

  • India - Bangladesh freight train (Photo: Ministry of External Affairs, India)
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    Bangladesh – India cross-border freight services revived

    2021-08-05T11:37:00Z

    ASIA: Regular freight services on the 10 km cross-border line between Haldibari in India and Chilahati in Bangladesh restarted on August 1 after a hiatus of 56 years. Indian Railways dispatched a train loaded with aggregates from Damdim on the Northeast Frontier Railway for export to ...

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    First Dhaka Metro Line 6 train shipped

    2021-03-04T16:39:00Z

    BANGLADESH: The first train for Dhaka Metro Line 6 has been shipped out of Kobe Port, manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries confirmed on March 4.

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    Bangladesh Railway orders 125 vans to increase capacity

    2020-09-08T09:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of Chinese companies China National Technical Import and Export Corp, Jiangsu Railteco Equipment Co and Jinxi Railway Vehicle Co has been awarded a 3·58bn taka contract to supply 50 broad gauge and 75 metre gauge vans to Bangladesh Railway Deliveries are scheduled ...

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    Bangladesh Railway orders 150 coaches

    2020-07-30T09:28:00Z

    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of South Korean firms Sung Shin Rolling Stock Technology Ltd and POSCO International signed a contract to supply 150 coaches to Bangadesh Railway on July 29. To be delivered in 18 to 30 months, the metre-gauge coaches will feature stainless steel bodies, ...

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    Bangladesh locomotive handover

    2020-07-28T13:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: India formally handed over 10 WDM3D diesel locomotives which are being donated to Bangladesh Railway with a virtual ceremony on July 27. The 1 676 mm gauge, 3 300 hp mixed traffic locomotives have been modified to suit height restrictions in Bangladesh and are expected ...

  • The metro Line 6 rolling stock was signed by  Dhaka Mass Transit Co, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi.
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    Dhaka metro construction continues

    2020-05-19T08:08:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Dhaka Mass Transit Co has given the go-ahead for production of three more trainsets for the capital’s first metro line, although the planned delivery of the first set in June has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The 24 six-car trainsets for 1·5 kV DC ...

  • Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system
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    Traction energy storage systems ordered for Dhaka metro Line 6

    2020-03-17T06:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system, which uses Toshiba SCiB long-life lithium-ion batteries to store regenerated braking energy for use by accelerating trains. TESS can also be used to provide an emergency ...

  • Bangabandhu bridge over the River Jamuna.
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    ADB funds Bangladesh enhancement plans

    2020-02-17T08:59:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Planning for a major programme of railway upgrading and intermodal transport projects is set to move forward following the approval of a US$42m package of ‘project readiness financing’ by the Asian Development Bank on February 7.

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    Tracklaying starts on Dhaka metro

    2020-01-29T09:46:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Tracklaying has started on Dhaka’s first metro line, following a ceremony at the Uttara depot site attended by Minister of Road Transport & Bridges Obaidul Quader and Dhaka Mass Transit Co Managing Director M A N Siddique.

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    Metre-gauge coaches delivered

    2019-07-30T09:15:55Z

    BANGLADESH: A batch of 26 new inter-city coaches for Bangladesh Railways’ metre-gauge main lines was expected to arrive at Chittagong Port by the end of July, having been shipped from the Indonesian port of Tanjung Perak, in Surabaya, on July 19. Being supplied by PT Inka under a US$101m ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a contract to supply a further 20 diesel–electric locomotives to Bangladesh Railway.
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    Bangladesh Railway orders metre-gauge locomotives

    2019-02-22T12:29:17Z

    BANGLADESH: Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a contract to supply a further 20 diesel–electric locomotives to Bangladesh Railway. The US$80m order signed on February 20 is being supported by the Export-Import Bank of Korea. The 100 km/h metre-gauge mixed-traffic locomotives with air-conditioned cabs are to be produced at Changwon in ...

  • The first 15 of 250 coaches which Bangladesh Railway has ordered from Indonesian rolling stock manufacturer PT Inka have been shipped.
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    PT Inka exports coaches to Bangladesh

    2019-02-04T07:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH:· The first 15 of 250 coaches which Bangladesh Railway has ordered from Indonesian rolling stock manufacturer PT Inka were shipped from the Port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya on January 20. The US$101m order placed in 2017 with financing from Indonesia Eximbank includes 50 coaches for BR’s 1 676 ...

  • The US$135m order is being financed with a loan from the Asian Development Bank (Photo: ADB).
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    Bangladesh Railway orders Progress Rail locomotives

    2019-01-16T08:46:28Z

    BANGLADESH: A contract for Progress Rail to supply 40 diesel locomotives was signed by Bangladesh Railway in Dhaka on January 14. The 1 676 mm gauge locomotives are to be supplied from the Progress Rail plant at Muncie in the USA, with deliveries scheduled to start in 24 months and ...

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    Hyundai Rotem wins further Bangladesh loco contract

    2018-10-12T09:25:14Z

    BANGLADESH: Hyundai Rotem announced on October 11 that it had won a US$239m order to supply 70 diesel-electric locomotives for Bangladesh Railway. Production at Rotem’s Changwon plant in South Korea is due to begin in 2020, with deliveries due by 2023. The 19 m long, 2 200 hp locos ...

  • Map of the Padma Rail Link project.
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    Padma Rail Link project launched

    2018-07-18T11:19:14Z

    BANGLADESH: The project to build the 225 km Padma Rail Link formally got underway on July 3, following the signing on April 27 of US$2·67bn loan agreement between the government and China Eximbank. Bangladesh Railway and China Railway First Group Ltd had signed a US$3·14bn contract for civil works and ...

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    Dhaka metro E&M contract signed

    2018-06-05T08:52:35Z

    BANGLADESH: Project promoter Dhaka Mass Transit Co signed the ¥55bn railway systems contract for Dhaka metro Line 6 with a joint venture of Marubeni and Larsen & Toubro on June 3. The joint venture will supply ballasted track for the depot and ballastless track to be used elsewhere, eight ...