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    Voith and CRRC to expand strategic alliance

    2019-09-11T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Voith and CRRC have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in the rail and industrial sectors, as part of a framework agreement signed in Beijing on September 6, during a visit to China by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Earlier this year Voith Turbo China and CRRC Beijing ...

  • Vossloh Locomotives specialises in producing small to mid-sized diesel locos for freight applications at its factory in Kiel which moved to new facilities last year.
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    Vossloh to sell Locomotives business to CRRC

    2019-08-26T17:29:13Z

    GERMANY: On August 26 Vossloh AG announced its intention to sell its Locomotives business unit to Chinese state-owned rolling stock group CRRC. Vossloh Locomotives is based in Kiel, where a new production facility was completed in March 2018. The business specialises in producing small and medium sized diesel ...

  • The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the construction of two rail lines to provide access to Fuzhou Changle International Airport.
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    Fuzhou Changle airport lines approved

    2019-07-19T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the construction of two railway lines to provide access to Fuzhou Changle International Airport in Fujian province. The Fuzhou – Changle airport line will be 58 km long, running from Fuzhou’s main station to Changle Airport via Nantaidao, Changle, and ...

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    Leshan – Yibin high speed line opens

    2019-06-26T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 141 km Leshan – Jianwei – Pingshan – Yibin section of the future Chengdu – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on June 15. The alignment is designed for 250 km/h operation, and 79% of the route is on bridges or in tunnel. The fastest services operated using CRH3A trainsets ...

  • China Railway Corp has been restructured as China State Railway Group Co.
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    China Railway Corp becomes China State Railway Group Co

    2019-06-19T11:30:57Z

    CHINA: China Railway Corp was officially restructured as China State Railway Group Co on June 18, with China Railway and CR as its official English-language short name and abbreviation. China Railway is a solely state-owned enterprise with registered capital of 1·74tr yuan, established in accordance with company law. Its responsibilities ...

  • The 272 km Karamay – Tacheng railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China has opened (Map: OpenStreetMap).
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    Karamay – Tacheng railway opens

    2019-06-06T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 272 km Karamay – Tacheng railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China opened on May 30. Tacheng had been the only prefectural capital in the region without a rail link. The new line diverges from the Kuitun – Beitun – Altai line at Karamay and ...

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    600 km/h maglev prototype unveiled

    2019-05-24T08:33:40Z

    CHINA: Two prototype vehicles intended to support research into a 600 km/h maglev system were unveiled by CRRC Qingdao Sifang on May 23. The 53 m long locally-developed prototype comprises a driving car and an intermediate vehicle. It has been built as part of a five-year maglev development programme announced ...

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    ‘Intelligent’ bogie manufacturing workshop

    2019-05-22T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has begun production at what it describes as ‘the world's first intelligent bogie manufacturing workshop’. The manufacturer said this provides ‘30·1% more production efficiency’ with 50% fewer staff and a 35% shorter R&D time compared to traditional manual operation. Automated guided vehicles retrieve and transport materials ...

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    Financing agreed for high speed line PPP

    2019-05-09T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: A consortium led by the Fosun conglomerate has agreed a 28·1bn yuan loan package with a group of banks to finance the construction of the first high speed line in China to be built and operated under a PPP concession. The 269 km Hangzhou – Shaoxing – Taizhou line ...

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    Rail agreements reached at the Belt & Road Forum

    2019-05-02T08:04:20Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Railway projects were included in the ‘283 concrete results’ announced by the hosts following the Second Belt & Road Forum for International Co-operation, which was held in Beijing on April 25-27. The forum was organised by the Chinese government to bring together heads of government and other senior figures ...

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    Beijing suburban route S5 extended

    2019-05-01T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Beijing suburban railway service S5 was extended northeast from Huairou Bei to Gubeikou adding three stations on April 30. The maximum operating speed of trains on the commuter route was increased from 70 to 100 km/h at the same time. Route S5 is now 135 km long with stations ...

  • CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities.
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    CRRC launches rolling stock finance business

    2019-04-29T15:17:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities and supporting the government’s Belt & Road Initiative. Target market sectors include high speed trainsets, high-power locomotives, wagons and urban rail vehicles. CRRC Financial Leasing Co ...

  • CRRC Tangshan has completed pre-delivery testing of a variable configuration trainset.
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    CRRC tests ‘variable configuration’ EMU

    2019-04-06T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Tangshan has completed pre-delivery testing of a variable configuration electric multiple-unit, which is designed to be formed of two power cars and up to 16 single or double-deck coaches. The train has been designed to enable operators to configure train lengths in response to changes in passenger demand, ...

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    China plans Zhoushan Island rail link

    2019-03-22T10:16:00Z

    CHINA: Surveying and detailed design work has begun for the construction of a 77 km rail link between Ningbo and the Zhoushan Islands in eastern Zhejiang province. This would include China’s first section of undersea line designed for 250 km/h passenger services as well as freight trains. According to feasibility ...

  • The Chinese high speed network already features regenerative braking.
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    Algorithm could cut high speed rail energy use

    2019-03-15T12:14:21Z

    CHINA: Researchers at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s Suzhou campus have developed an algorithm intended to optimise the storage and reuse of braking energy. Currently, regenerative braking is used extensively across China’s 29 000 km high speed network. Typically, the energy is returned to the grid by trains under braking, and ...

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    High speed line approved

    2019-02-13T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: Construction of the 176 km Chengdu – Zigong Yulin Passenger-Dedicated Line has been approved, with a budget of 35·9bn yuan and opening planned for 2023. The Chengdu – Tianfu section will be built for 250 km/h operation, and the Tianfu – Zigong section for 350 km/h. There will be ...

  • The 76 km line will start at Chaohu Dong station in Hefei city.
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    Chaoma inter-city railway agreed

    2019-02-12T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: An agreement for the construction of the Chaoma inter-city railway was signed by municipal authorities in Hefei and Ma'anshan and the Anhui Province Investment Group on January 27. The 76 km line will start at Chaohu Dong station in Hefei city, pass though Hanshan county and Zhengpugang Xinqu in ...

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    Ziyun freight railway opens

    2019-02-11T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: The Ziyun local freight railway at Zhijiang in Hubei's Yichang region opened on January 18. The 36·7 km line runs from Zhijiang station on the Jiaozuo – Liuzhou line to serve four River Yangtze ports at Yunchi, Baiyang, Tianjiahe and Yaojiagang, and adjacent industrial parks. The line will also ...

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    Digital payment launched on Guangzhou – Shenzhen line

    2019-02-08T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: Guangshen Railway Co says it is the first inter-city operator in China to introduce digital payment for travel on its services, which link Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The system uses Alipay’s e-wallet payment technology. Users register on the Alipay app, and generate a QR code which is scanned on ...

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    Machine vision to support autonomous trains

    2019-01-17T16:05:21Z

    CHINA: US-based visual perception technology company PerceptIn has worked with rolling stock manufacturer CRRC to develop a long-range machine vision device for high speed trains which it says can automatically detect obstacles up to 1 000 m ahead, providing autonomous driving systems with the time needed to react. PerceptIn is ...