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    Fully digitalised transit freight between Asia and Europe


    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway and FESCO have announced their first freight service between Asia and Europe to be managed using purely electronic transport documents, transit declarations and customs clearance. This forms part of the INTERTRAN technology programme which has been rolled out across the Russian ...

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    Harbin orders another 390 metro cars


    CHINA: Harbin Metro Corp has ordered 65 six-car Type B trainsets from the Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Co joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Changchun, under a 1·2bn yuan contract announced on September 7.

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    Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opens


    CHINA: Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opened on August 26, the last of three lines to be built under the city’s metro development plan for 2012-20. Line 2 runs 15·5 km from Xigucheng in the north to Jiahua in the south with 15 stations including interchanges with ...

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    Zhengzhou Metro Line 6 signalling contract awarded


    CHINA: The Thales SEC Transport joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric Group has been awarded a contract to supply its TSTCBTC 2.0 signalling for Zhengzhou Metro Line 6 Phase 1. This will run 39·2 km from Jiayu Town to Xiaoying, with one elevated and 25 underground ...

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    Shenzhen opens two metro lines in one day


    CHINA: A further two metro lines in Shenzhen opened on August 18, expanding the network by 78 km to 373 km and adding 51 stations. The 49 km Line 6, also known as the Guangming Line, is a partly underground 100 km/h commuter line. Running from ...

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    Tunnel breakthrough marks progress in China – Laos link


    Photo: Xinhua Construction teams celebrate completion of the Koulong tunnel in Laos earlier this year. CHINA: On August 13 construction teams holed through the 14∙5 km Duoji tunnel in the Mojiang Hani district, northeast of the town of Pu’er Simao. The tunnel is one of ...

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    28·8 MW freight locomotive unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has unveiled first of eight 28·8 MW six-section electric locomotives which mining company China Shenhua Energy Co has ordered for hauling 10 000 tonne coal trains on 1·2% gradients on the 266 km Shenmu – Shuozhou line. Designated Shen ...

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    Shenzhen metro Line 13 PPP contract awarded


    CHINA: The Shenzhen Municipal Government has award a joint venture of MTR Consulting (Shenzhen) Co (83%) and China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co (15%) a public-private partnership contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the future metro Line 13 and operate the line for ...

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    Vossloh wins Guiyang – Nanning high speed line rail fastening contract


    CHINA: Vossloh’s Kunshan-based Vossloh Fastening Systems China business has been awarded a €30m contract to supply rail fastenings for the Guiyang - Nanning high speed line. The 512 km route which includes 482 km of new line is currently under construction for opening in 2023. It ...

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    Turpan tramway under construction


    CHINA: Construction of a tramway in the city of Turpan in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was launched on July 22, following approval of the plans by the National Development Reform Commission. The 1·87bn yuan first phase comprises two lines which are intended to link ...

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    ‘Spirit of the Silk Road’ on first Luoyang metro train


    CHINA: Luoyang CRRC Rail Transit Equipment Co has unveiled the first locally-produced trainset for the future Luoyang metro Line 1. The manufacturer said the styling draws on the ancient city’s culture, with elements inspired by ‘blooming peonies and fluttering ribbons’ demonstrating ‘the inheritance of the spirit of ...

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    Next generation of Type B metro train design unveiled


    CHINA: The next generation of Type B metro trainset was unveiled by CRRC Tangshan at the fourth World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, where the driverless train arrived at a platform and opened and closed its doors autonomously. The trainset has been developed ...

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    Huangpu tramway opens in eastern Guangzhou


    CHINA: An initial 7·9 km section of the Huangpu tramway in the eastern part of the city of Guangzhou was opened on July 1. The line connects Xinfeng Lu with Changping station on metro Line 21, and has eight intermediate stops. An extension to Xiangxue on ...

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    Chinese network expands again ahead of national timetable change


    CHINA: A series of new line openings has driven an increase in services across the country with the introduction of a new national timetable on July 1. The 143 km Shanghai – Nantong line has been designed for 200 km/h operation and includes a 1 092 ...

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    Changsha opens two more lines


    CHINA: Two new metro lines totalling 58·9 km were opened for revenue service in Changsha on June 28, being inaugurated simultaneously at 11.28.

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    Dynamic trials start with 600 km/h maglev prototype


    CHINA: The first of five ultra-high-speed maglev prototype vehicles has completed its maiden test run on a 1∙5 km guideway at Tonghi University in Shanghai.

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    Dedicated logistics concept developed for China – Germany medical glove shipments


    INTERNATIONAL: Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail for the German government. A batch was also sent to Frankfurt by air. The 40 ft containers are fitted with GEOtags which enable live tracking via ...

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    Maglev flies from Germany to China


    CHINA: The first ‘production’ version of Max Bögl Group’s urban maglev vehicle has been delivered from München airport to Chengdu on an Antonov Airlines 124-100 Ruslan aircraft. The two-car unit will be used on a 3·5 km guideway which Max Bögl and ...

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    Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun South Extension approved


    CHINA: The government of Hong Kong has granted MTR Corp authorisation to proceed with detailed planning and design of the Tuen Mun South Extension, a 2·4 km continuation of the West Rail Line (which will in the future become part of the Tuen Ma Line) from the ...

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    Robots trained for Hong Kong station duties


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has unveiled five types of robot which are to be deployed at Kai Tak station later this year, and its train maintenance staff have begun using a train underframe inspection robot. MTR Corp is currently ‘training’ the ...