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    Ningbo metro Line 2 extension opens


    CHINA: A 5·7 km extension of Ningbo metro Line 2 northeast from Qingshuipu to Congyuanlu, opened on May 30. Half of the three-station extension is elevated and half underground. The extension has been built by Beijing Urban Construction Design ...

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    Rail and road service to avoid border delays in Southeast Asia


    ASIA: CEVA Logistics has launched a ‘truck-rail-truck’ service to keep freight moving between China and Southeast Asia, where the Covid-19 crisis has led to fewer flights, capacity limits, operational restrictions and waits of up to four days for road traffic crossing the border between China and Vietnam. ...

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    Robel establishes subsidiary to serve the Chinese rail maintenance market


    CHINA: Robel Group has established Robel Railway Engineering Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd to serve the Chinese market. ‘For many years, China has seen a huge expansion of its railway infrastructure’, said Robel Managing Director Wolfgang R Fally. ‘This infrastructure will have to be maintained. We regard ...

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    Driverless metro train delivered to Taiyuan


    CHINA: CRRC Dalian has delivered the of 24 six-car Type A trainsets equipped for GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the future Taiyuan metro Line 2, which is nearing completion for opening this year. The 23·6 km Line 2 will cross the city from north to south ...

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    Tracklaying starts on southern Xinjiang rail link


    CHINA: Tracklaying has started on the Ruoqiang – Hotan railway across the southern part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This will complete a planned railway loop circling the Takliman Desert.

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    Golmud – Korla railway forges new link through western China


    CHINA: Revenue services are expected to start running at the end of June on the Qinghai section of the 1 214 km Golmud – Korla railway, following the completion of construction work at the end of April.

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    Hangzhou – Haining suburban railway trainsets delivered


    CHINA: CRRC has begun delivering 17 four-car electric multiple-units ordered for the Hangzhou – Haining suburban railway, which is scheduled to open in July 2021. The Type B trainsets have aluminium bodies and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. The 48·2 ...

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    Maersk launches China – Turkey freight service


    INTERNATIONAL: Maersk has launched its first rail service from Xi’an in China to Izmit in Turkey. Departing every Tuesday, it runs via Korgas, the Caspian Sea ports of Aktau and Baku, and the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway with a transit time of 18 ...

  • Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu.
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    Tianshui tramway opened


    CHINA: Gansu province’s second city Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu. The 12·9 km line built by China Railway Signal Communications Group runs on segregated alignment along the north bank of the Wei ...

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    Line 10 completes Shenyang’s metro ring


    CHINA: Shenyang’s fourth metro line opened at 9.18 on April 29. The 27·2 km fully-underground Line 10 runs from Dingxianghu in the northwest to Zhangshabu in the southeast around the northeast of the city centre. Four of its 21 stations are interchanges: two of these, Huaihejieshenyieryuan ...

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    Hangzhou metro expands


    CHINA: More than 70 km of new metro line was put into operation in Hangzhou on April 23, taking the total length of the city’s network to 209 km and 133 stations. Both eastern and western extensions have been added to Line 5, more than ...

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    DHL targets 10-day China – Europe transit time


    INTERNATIONAL: DHL is looking at further reductions in transit times between China and Europe, following the success of a service between Xi’an in China and Hamburg and Neuss in Germany which was launched in November. ‘With our partners in this project, China Railway, UTLC ERA and ...

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    Hong Kong gives go-ahead for Tung Chung Line Extension detailed design


    CHINA: The government of Hong Kong has given MTR Corp the go-ahead to proceed with detailed planning and design for the proposed Tung Chung Line Extension on the northern side of Lantau island.

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    Special measures in place as Wuhan metro reopens


    CHINA: Revenue services have resumed on the Wuhan metro network following the coronavirus outbreak, with special precautions put in place to protect travellers. Work has also restarted on a number of expansion projects that had been put on hold.

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    UBS predicts post-pandemic shift from air to high speed rail


    INTERNATIONAL: A report published by UBS Research suggests that many travellers will switch from air to high speed rail in the post Covid-19 period.

  • CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18,
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    Chengdu airport express metro trains delivered


    CHINA: CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18, with commissioning and trial running underway ahead of the planned start of services this summer. Each eight-car set is 187 m long, with 3 ...

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    Flexitanks carry vegetable oil to China


    ASIA: FESCO and Rail Cargo Logistics–RUS have completed their first shipment of canola vegetable oil in containerised flexitanks from the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia to Nantong in China. The initial shipment of 10 containers carrying 216 tonnes of oil arrived after a transit time of 35 ...

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    Wuhan rail service launched to meet demand as road transport disrupted


    CHINA: In response to customer requests arising from the difficulties of using road transport during the coronavirus crisis, Nippon Express Co has launched a rail-based freight service from Shanghai to Wuhan in collaboration with Sinotrans. Nippon Express said the coronavirus outbreak had led to numerous restrictions ...

  • MTR Corp cleaning robotThe Vapourised Hydrogen Peroxide Robot can carry out automatic deep cleaning and disinfection on trains.
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    Metro operator deploys cleaning robot to fight the coronavirus


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has deployed an automated Vapourised Hydrogen Peroxide Robot to undertake deep cleaning and decontamination of its trains and stations. The VHP Robot is the result of a joint project between MTR Corp and biotechnology company Avalon Biomedical. It automatically sprays ...

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    Hong Kong MTR opens Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 extension


    CHINA: Phase 1 of Hong Kong MTR’s Tuen Ma Line was opened for revenue service on February 14, extending the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai through Lion Rock to the eastern part of Kowloon.