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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Bangladesh Railway orders 10 locomotives

    2018-05-18T12:59:24Z

    BANGLADESH: Hyundai Rotem is to supply 10 mixed-traffic diesel-electric locomotives to Bangladesh Railway under a 41bn won contract announced on May 18. Intended for mixed traffic use on the metre gauge Dhaka – Chittagong route, the locomotives will be delivered from Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon plant in South Korea starting ...

  • Lander is to supply a pair of driver training simulators to Bangladesh Railway under a contract financed by the Asian Development Bank.
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    Bangladesh Railway orders locomotive simulators

    2017-11-01T09:55:11Z

    BANGLADESH: Lander is to supply a pair of driver training simulators to Bangladesh Railway under a contract financed by the Asian Development Bank. Lander is to design, supply and maintain custom-made diesel locomotive simulators with motion platforms with six degrees of freedom, as well a building to house them. ...

  • A contract for Indonesian company PT Inka to supply Bangladesh Railways with 200 coaches was signed on September 14 (Photo: ADB).
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    Coach order and new line agreement signed

    2017-09-19T15:09:22Z

    BANGLADESH: A contract for Indonesian company PT Inka to supply Bangladesh Railways with 200 coaches was signed on September 14, and was followed two days later by the finalisation of a joint venture agreement for the construction of a new line. The 5·8bn taka coach contract is being financed by ...

  • The metro Line 6 rolling stock was signed by  Dhaka Mass Transit Co, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi.
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    Dhaka metro ‘no more a dream’ as rolling stock contract signed

    2017-08-09T10:27:03Z

    BANGLADESH: The metro Line 6 rolling stock and depot contract was signed by project promoter Dhaka Mass Transit Co and a consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Corp on August 6. ‘Metro rail is no more a dream, it is now a reality,’ said Minister of Road Transport & ...

  • Dhaka Mass Transit Co signed contracts for the construction of metro Line 6 on May 3.
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    Dhaka metro contracts signed

    2017-05-16T06:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Dhaka Mass Transit Co signed contracts for the construction of metro Line 6 on May 3, in a ceremony attended by Road Transport & Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. The 15·9bn taka contract CP-02 awarded to a joint venture of Thailand’s Italian-Thai Development Public Co and China’s Sinohydro Corp covers ...

  • The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese contractors to regauge and double-track the Dhaka – Chittagong main line via Akhaura and Comilla.
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    Double track to Chittagong

    2017-04-25T10:40:50Z

    BANGLADESH: The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese contractors to regauge and double-track the Dhaka – Chittagong main line via Akhaura and Comilla. According to Railways Minister M Mazibul Hoque, the work is to be undertaken by China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group, which last year was awarded ...

  • The memorandum gives DP Rail the exclusive right to develop plans to design, finance, build and operate the Dhaka - Payra railway.
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    Dhaka – Payra railway to be developed by UK company

    2016-12-20T09:29:00Z

    BANGLADESH: A memorandum of understanding for the development of a 240 km railway to link Dhaka with a planned deep water port at Payra on the Bay of Bengal was signed on December 20 by the government, Bangladesh Railway and London-based company DP Rail. The memorandum gives DP Rail the ...