Urban transport stories from Asia

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    Jaipur metro Pink Line completed

    2020-09-25T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: A two-station extension of the Jaipur metro Pink Line was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot via video link on September 23, the day that the metro reopened after a five-month suspension of services because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Built under Phase ...

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    First Line 11 airport metro cars arrive in Istanbul

    2020-09-18T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Test running on the future Istanbul metro Line 11 linking the new airport with Gayrettepe is to start this month, after the first trainset was delivered on September 6. The trainsets are being manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou, which was awarded a TL1·5bn contract ...

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    Delhi Metro traction equipment ordered

    2020-09-18T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: BEML has awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corp a contract to supply traction inverters, traction motors and train control management systems for 80 metro cars which Delhi Metro Rail Corp ordered last year. Announcing the order on September 17, Mitsubishi Electric said it ...

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    Makati Subway construction contract awarded

    2020-09-17T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Makati City Subway subsidiary of Philippine Infradev Holdings has awarded China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Co the engineering, procurement and construction contract for a planned metro line in Makati, southeast of central Manila. The underground line would be 11 km long with 10 stations. ...

  • The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon.
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    Seoul inaugurates Suin line connection

    2020-09-15T11:46:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon. Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport Kim Hyun-mi and Gyeonggi ...

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    Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co orders more rubber-tyre light metro trainsets

    2020-09-11T09:42:00Z

    JAPAN: Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering a contract to supply a further 13 six-car Series 7000 Automated Guideway Transit rubber-tyre trainsets to replace existing vehicles on the 18·4 km New Transit Line 1, known as the Astram Line. The ...

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    Singapore metro onboard communications upgrade

    2020-09-08T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to enhance communication systems on 92 three-car Movia driverless metro trainsets which it supplied for the Downtown Line in 2013-17 The project announced on September 3 will include converting the dynamic route map displays from LED to LCD, ...

  • The first section of the Halqa Line runs for 11 km on an elevated alignment from Dostlik-2 to Qoylik.
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    First phase of Toshkent’s circular metro line opens

    2020-09-01T13:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The first stage of a planned orbital metro line and an extension to an existing route have opened in Toshkent. On August 29, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inaugurated the 2·9 km, two-station northern extension of the Yunusobod Line from Shahriston to Yunusobod ...

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    Next batch of Kelana Jaya metro cars nears completion

    2020-08-25T05:56:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Bombardier Transportation announced on August 24 that final assembly of the first Innovia metro cars from a follow-on order of 108 for Kuala Lumpur transport agency Prasarana has been completed. To be deployed on the north-south Kelana Jaya light metro line, the 27 four-car Innovia ...

  • A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho.
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    Hydrogen tram demonstration agreement signed

    2020-08-14T09:35:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho. Last year Hyundai Rotem began working with Hyundai Motors on the development ...

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    Providing better transport data in the Klang Valley

    2020-08-13T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: A consortium of Malaysian and British companies is to study the feasibility of developing an open data hub to facilitate public transport use and improve the passenger experience in the Klang Valley. The study is to be undertaken by local transport modelling consultancy Atur Trafik, ...

  • The first Series 17000 trainset to operate on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines was officially unveiled at the operator’s Shinkiba depot (Photo: Kazumiki Miura)
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    Tokyo Metro unveils Series 17000 trainsets

    2020-08-11T13:03:00Z

    JAPAN: The first Series 17000 trainset to operate on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines was officially unveiled at the operator’s Shinkiba depot on August 11. Both lines carry through services which are operated in conjunction with the Seibu Tobu and Tokyu railways as well as ...

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    Seoul Metro Line 5 extension opens

    2020-08-10T11:15:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: An eastern extension of Seoul Metro Line 5 was opened for revenue service on August 8, following an inauguration ceremony the previous day.

  • A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project
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    Malaysia – Singapore Rapid Transit System project back on

    2020-07-30T16:02:00Z

    ASIA: A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project to develop a high capacity urban rail corridor between the countries. Officials remained on their own sides ...

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    Singapore CBTC, screen-door, telecom and construction contracts awarded

    2020-07-21T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: The award of a further four contracts for construction of the Jurong Region Line automated metro was announced by Land Transport Authority on July 17. A S$320·4m contract covering the design and construction of Toh Guan, Jurong Town Hall and Pandan ...

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    Colombo light rail project goes ahead

    2020-07-16T05:00:00Z

    SRI LANKA: The Japanese-backed light rail project in Colombo is still going ahead and has not been suspended as has been reported locally, the Japanese embassy has confirmed to Metro Report International . The embassy’s rebuttal followed local reports that the project had been halted, with ...

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    Taipei Metro Line 7 extension railway systems contract signed

    2020-07-10T10:42:00Z

    TAIWAN: A consortium of Alstom and local engineering company CTCI has reached contractual close on the contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the second phase of Taipei’s Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line. The medium-capacity automated light metro project is also know as the Light ...

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    Agra and Kanpur combined metro train and CBTC contract awarded

    2020-07-03T16:11:00Z

    The two-line Agra metro will serve one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh, including tourist highlights such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. INDIA: State project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transport India a €245m contract to supply 67 three-car ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region.
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    Seoul GTX train order increased

    2020-06-22T09:09:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region. The 119bn won order announced on June 22 follows an initial order for ...

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    Bangkok Gold Line peoplemover car delivered

    2020-06-19T14:55:00Z

    THAILAND: Bangkok Mass Transit System has taken delivery of the first of three two-car Bombardier Transportation Innovia 300 automated peoplemover sets for the future Gold Line The 2·7 km first phase of the Gold Line will connect the existing BTS Green (Silom) ...