Bangladesh railway news

News about railway infrastructure, operations, policy and the supply industry in Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh Railways and RITES sign contract (Photo RITES)
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    Bangladesh Railway orders Indian coaches

    2024-06-16T05:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Indian Railways’ engineering consultancy RITES has been awarded a contract to supply 200 coaches to Bangladesh Railway. Signed in Dhaka on May 20, the US$111·3m contract is being funded by the European Investment Bank, and follows a global competitive tender. It provides 36 months for ...

  • PMs of India and Bangladesh (Photo PIB)
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    Agartala – Akhaura cross-border link inaugurated

    2023-12-20T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Revenue services have started operating on the short cross-border rail link between Agartala in India and Akhaura in Bangladesh, following a virtual inauguration by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina in November. Built at an estimated cost of Rs11bn, the 15 km link has ...

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened an extension of Dhaka metro Line 6
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    Dhaka metro expansion reaches next stage

    2023-11-09T05:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened an extension of Dhaka metro Line 6 and officially launched construction of Line 5. The Line 6 extension, which was inaugurated on November 4 ahead of the start of regular services the following day, runs for 8·7 km from ...

  • Padma Rail Link inauguration (Photo Prime Minister's office) (1)
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    Dhaka – Bhanga railway across the Padma Bridge opens

    2023-10-18T08:47:00Z

    BANGLADESH: The 82 km line from Dhaka to Bhanga via the 6·2 km Padma Bridge was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on October 10, ahead of the start of commercial services on November 1. The Prime Minister said the inauguration of the line marks a ...

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    South Asia: Rail wins market share in cross-border trade

    2023-07-06T05:00:00Z

    Shipment of cargo by rail across the India-Bangladesh border has more than doubled since 2019-20.

  • Dhaka Line 1 start of work ceremony
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    Work starts on Dhaka’s second metro line

    2023-02-07T12:35:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Construction of the second metro line in Dhaka, designated as Line 1, was ceremonially launched by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on February 2. The city’s first metro line, Line 6, opened in December. The 31·2 km Line 1 will have two branches and will include ...

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opens Dhaka metro Line 6
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    Bangladesh’s first metro line opens

    2023-01-05T10:44:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened the country’s first metro line in Dhaka. The capital was one of the biggest cities in the world without a metro, with more than 22 million people in the metropolitan area, and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology has ...

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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 to ...

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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, automatic ...

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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 operation ...

  • 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 power ...

  • 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.