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Typhoon breaches Hokuriku Shinkansen and Chuo Main Line


JAPAN: Services on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and various other lines are expected to be disrupted for several weeks as a result of typhoon damage, East Japan Railway confirmed on October 15.

Stadler is to supply 34 diesel-electric locomotives to Taiwan Railway Administration.

Stadler wins Taiwan loco order


TAIWAN: Stadler has won a €165m order to supply 34 diesel-electric locomotives to Taiwan Railway Administration, the Swiss company’s first major tender win in the Pacific region.

A summary record agreement for the Java North Line Upgrading Project has been signed.

Jakarta – Surabaya route modernisation agreement


INDONESIA: A summary record agreement for the Java North Line Upgrading Project to provide ‘medium-speed’ operation on the 720 km Jakarta – Surabaya route on the island of Java has been signed by the Ministry of Transportation and Japan International Co-operation Agency following two years of negotiations.

Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line.

Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line opens


CHINA: The Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line in Guangdong province opened for revenue service on October 11.

The proposed 250 km/h rail link would incorporate the existing standard gauge route serving Suvarnabhumi airport.

Airports line project in trouble as State Railway of Thailand board resigns


THAILAND: The government’s plans to build a 220 km fast passenger railway linking three airport in the Greater Bangkok area have been thrown into disarray after the State Railway of Thailand board resigned.


Ctrip expands across the rail market


INTERNATIONAL: On October 9 Chinese travel specialist Ctrip launched bookings for journeys on the RENFE network in Spain using the Amadeus platform. This marks another stage in the company’s expansion into the European rail travel market, where it works not only with Amadeus but with Rail Europe and directly with ...

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