TURKEY: Tunnelling for the 14·6 km Gebze metro was officially launched by Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu on June 14. The first section of the line is scheduled to open by the end of 2023.
2021-06-04T08:39:00+01:00By Markus Roesner - Principal Transport Specialist,
Southeast Asia Department - Asian Development Bank
Civil works are getting underway on the Malolos – Clark section of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway, a flagship scheme for the government’s Build, Build, Build initiative that is expected to herald a wider programme of rail investment across the archipelago.
CHINA: The CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems joint venture has been awarded a 27-year contract to maintain the guideways and trainsets for the monorail network which is under construction at Wuhu in Anhui province. Opening is planned by the end of this year.
TAIWAN: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €231m contract to implement an electrical systems and signalling interlocking enhancement package for Taiwan Railways Administration. This includes replacing relay interlockings with Trackguard Westrace Mk II electronic interlockings at 68 stations to cover 450 km of the 1 110 km TRA network.