Urban transport stories from Asia

  • Alstom metro train for Agra
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    Agra metro train design revealed

    2022-08-09T14:57:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has unveiled the design of the trainsets which Alstom is to supply for Agra metro Line 1. In July 2020 state operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp awarded Bombardier Transportation — now Alstom — a €245m combined contract to ...

  • Bangkok monorail contract signing
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    Bangkok Pink Line monorail branch agreed

    2022-08-09T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: Agreements have been signed for the construction of a branch off the Bangkok MRT Pink Line monorail to serve exhibition, hotel and retail destinations to the north of the city. Expected to cost 4bn baht to complete, the 3 km branch will run from Si ...

  • Singapore refurbished escalator (Photo: SMRT)
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    Metro escalator refurbishment matches speed to the time of day

    2022-08-05T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Otis has completed a six-year project to refurbish 231 escalators at 42 stations on the North-South and East-West metro lines, installing additional safety features, improving efficiency and enabling operation at different speeds depending on the time of day. The escalators are programmed to move at ...

  • Öskemen cityscape (Photo: Andriej Szypiłow/CC BY-SA 3.0)
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    Öskemen orders Belarusian trams

    2022-08-01T05:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Sole bidder BKM Holding of Belarus has been awarded a contract to supply trams to Öskemen. The order covers four partly low-floor AKSM-62103 four-axle vehicles costing 182·5m tenge each, with delivery scheduled by December 6. The manufacturer said the vehicles would be built to a ...

  • Bursa tramway T2 (8)
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    Bursa opens T2 tramway

    2022-07-11T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bursa’s north-south tramway T2 opened on July 2, with a week of free travel. The 9·4 km line connects the Terminal bus station in the north with Kent Meydanı, where there is an interchange with T1. The route has 11 stops. ...

  • Kanpur metro train under construction (Photo: Alstom)
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    Bhopal and Indore metro trains ordered

    2022-07-06T11:29:00Z

    INDIA: Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a contract to supply and maintain trainsets, communications-based train control and telecoms for the Bhopal and Indore metro projects. The €387m order announced on July 7 covers the supply of a total of 52 three-car Movia metro ...

  • Kuching
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    Kuching Automated Rapid Transit contract awarded

    2022-06-30T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Sarawak Economic Development Corp subsidiary Sarawak Metro has selected a joint venture of EPR (Kuching), Global Rail and Mobilus for the Kuching Urban Transportation System Package 1 contract, which covers the supply of rubber-tyred hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit vehicles, depot equipment, maintenance vehicles, platform gates ...

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    Kuala Lumpur opens first phase of Putrajaya Line

    2022-06-16T08:29:00Z

    MALAYSIA: The first phase of Kuala Lumpur’s fully automated Putrajaya Line was opened on June 16, with revenue services starting at 15.00 following an inauguration ceremony at 10.00 attended by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

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    Almaty metro extension opens

    2022-05-31T10:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: A 3·1 km southwestern extension of the Almaty metro from Moskva to Bauyrzhan Momyshuly opened May 30, adding two stations and taking the line to 13·4 km. The extension is expected to increase ridership on the city’s single metro line from 45 000 to 85 ...

  • Sillim_Line_01
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    Sillim Line automatic rubber tyre metro line opens in Seoul

    2022-05-31T08:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Sillim Line rubber tyre automatic metro line linking Saetgang in Yeouido with Gwanak-gu near Seoul National University opened to passengers on May 28, after an inauguration ceremony the previous day. The 7·8 km entirely underground line offers an end-to-end ...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation Toei Subway Mita Line Series 6500 train
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    Toei Subway Series 6500 trains enter service

    2022-05-27T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation’s Series 6500 trainsets have begun entering service on the Toei Subway’s Mita Line between Nishi-Takashimadaira and Shirokane-Takanawa.

  • Transport agency PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta has signed memoranda of understanding with Alstom and Thales to explore technology and procurement options for future urban rail projects.
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    MoUs to explore Jakarta urban rail options

    2022-05-26T05:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Transport agency PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta has signed memoranda of understanding with Alstom and Thales to explore technology and procurement options for future urban rail projects. There are plans to expand Jakarta’s urban rail network to 235 km by 2035, to reduce traffic congestion ...

  • Guangzhou_line_22_01
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    China: Express metros serve growing conurbations

    2022-05-17T13:28:00Z

    As Chinese cities continue to expand, a new generation of express metro lines has emerged to serve the medium-distance niche between classic urban metros and high speed lines. Toma Bačić investigates.

  • Opening of the Istanbul metro M2 extension.
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    Turkish government seeks to extend control over urban rail investment

    2022-04-21T05:37:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport & Communications is seeking to become both owner and operator of new urban railways it is funding, instead of handing over operation and management of the completed assets to city municipalities as has happened in the past.

  • Agra
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    L&T awarded Agra metro electrification contract

    2022-04-11T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Larsen & Toubro a contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the 750 V DC third rail systems including substations and power supplies for Agra metro Corridors 1 and 2. The 36-month project will be funded by ...

  • Thales SMRT
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    Data analytics collaboration aims to improve metro reliability

    2022-04-07T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Metro operator SMRT Trains and Thales are to collaborate in the use of data analytics, artificial intelligence and other digital technologies to support maintenance and operations on the North-South and East-West lines. Thales said efficiently mining data from control, supervision and communication systems would enable ...

  • Mumbai Line 2 and 7 opening crowd
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    Mumbai metro opening

    2022-04-05T07:58:00Z

    INDIA: The first sections of Mumbai Metro’s elevated Line 2A (Yellow) and Line 7 (Red) were inaugurated by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 2, the Marathi new year. Running along Link Road and Western Express Highway, the two sections are initially being operated as a ...

  • Seoul M7 groundbreaking ceremony
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    Construction of Seoul Line 7 extension begins

    2022-04-04T09:18:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Construction is underway on a long-planned extension of Seoul Metro Line 7 from Seoknam to Cheongna International City. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 23 at Cheongna Lake Park. The 11 km extension will add seven stations, including the terminus at Cheongna International ...

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    Yokohama unveils Series 4000 metro trains

    2022-03-30T14:49:00Z

    JAPAN: The first of eight Series 4000 trains being supplied to operate on the Yokohama Municipal Subway’s Blue Line was unveiled at Kaminagaya depot on March 30.

  • Manila Sustina EMU
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    Manila commuter trains ordered

    2022-03-29T06:06:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Sumitomo Corp and Japan Transport Engineering Co a ¥72·5bn contract to supply 38 eight-car Sustina trainsets by 2028 for the next phase of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway.