Urban transport stories from Asia

  • Delhi Metro refubished train
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    Delhi metro train refurbished

    2021-12-02T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Mid-life refurbishment has been completed on the the first of the 70 trainsets supplied for Delhi Metro Phase I in 2002-07. Work on an initial 10 trainsets is being undertaken by Escorts Ltd Railway Equipment Division and Naledi Rail Engineering with ...

  • Istanbul metro M5 station
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    Istanbul Line M5 CBTC contract awarded

    2021-11-26T12:22:00Z

    TURKEY: Alstom is to supply, test and commission communications-based train control systems for the 11 km Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe – Sultanbeyli eastern extension of the driverless metro Line M5 on the Asian side of Istanbul.

  • Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25.
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    Delhi Metro’s Pink Line goes automatic

    2021-11-26T12:07:00Z

    INDIA: Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25. A train operator will initially be retained onboard ‘to instil a sense of confidence and assistance’, Delhi Metro Rail Corp said. Delhi’s first driverless line ...

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    Dhaka metro Line 1 ODA loan signed

    2021-11-24T12:17:00Z

    BANGLADESH: The government and Japan International Co-operation Agency have signed a ¥115·237bn official development assistance loan to finance work on Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Line 1. JICA has provided number of ODA loans in recent years to support the Revised Dhaka Strategic ...

  • Singapore Downtown Line (3)
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    Downtown Line to switch to risk-sharing contract

    2021-11-18T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and operator SBS Transit have reached agreement for the Downtown Line to transition to the second version of LTA’s New Rail Financing Framework from January 1 2022. In 2011 DTL became the first line to use the original NRFF, whereby the operator ...

  • Kaohsiung Red Line Hyudai Rotem train impression
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    Kaohsiung Red Line extension E&M contract awarded

    2021-11-16T12:34:00Z

    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a consortium of South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem and Singapore’s ST Engineering a 207·8bn won seven-year contract to provide metro trains and electrical systems for a 9·3 km northern extension of the Red Line with six elevated stations. The ...

  • Dhaka metro staff training in Delhi
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    Dhaka metro staff trained in Delhi

    2021-11-15T04:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Operations and maintenance staff for the future Dhaka Metro are being trained at the Delhi Metro Rail Academy in the Indian capital, which is providing interactive classroom sessions, demonstrations, simulators, practical and on-job training. The training is being provided under an agreement between DMRC and ...

  • Istanbul M11 testing running begins (2)
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    Testing begins on Istanbul airport metro line

    2021-11-10T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Testing running has begun on the first phase of Istanbul’s express metro line M11. This is being built to serve the city’s new main airport, which opened in 2019. Announcing the start of dynamic testing at the Gayrettepe terminus on November 8, Minister of Transport ...

  • Hanoi metro Line 2A
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    First metro line opened in Hanoi

    2021-11-08T11:29:00Z

    VIETNAM: Hanoi’s first metro line was opened by Deputy Prime Minister for Industry & Economy Lê Văn Thành and Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể with a ceremony at Cát Linh on November 6. The elevated Line 2A runs 13·1 km from Cát Linh southwest to ...

  • tw Taipei metro Wanda Line Alstom Metropolis train impression
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    Taipei metro verification & validation contract awarded

    2021-10-29T05:00:00Z

    TAIWAN: The city of Taipei has appointed Ricardo to provide independent verification & validation services for Phase 2 of the Line 7/Light Green driverless medium-capacity metro project. Rolling stock and railway systems for the line are being supplied by consortium of Alstom and CTCI under contracts ...

  • tr-antalya-line-T3-tram-tunnel
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    Antalya light rail extension opened

    2021-10-26T09:13:00Z

    TURKEY: Antalya Metropolitan Municipality opened the third stage of AntiRay light rail route T3 on October 25, offering a week of free travel before the start of revenue operations at the end of the month. The 24 km line links Varsak in the north of the ...

  • Jakarta ticketing contract
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    Greater Jakarta integrated ticketing contract awarded

    2021-10-22T08:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Greater Jakarta metropolitan area transport fare agency PT Jakarta Lingko Indonesia has awarded a consortium of electronic payments company Jatelindo Perkasa Abadi, Thales, mobility-as-a-service specialist Lyko and payment processing company Aino an eight-year contract to deploy, operate and maintain a ticketing and MaaS platform covering ...

  • South Korean hydrogen fuel cell tram project
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    Hydrogen fuel cell tram development project launched

    2021-10-21T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen-electric tram demonstration project has been launched by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, which aims to adapt existing automotive hydrogen technologies for rail use to develop a strong position for South Korean suppliers in the global light rail market. ‘While we ...

  • Istanbul metro logos
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    ‘War of signs’ breaks out on metro network

    2021-10-11T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Ever since the first sections of the Istanbul Metro opened for revenue service almost three decades ago, station entrances across the municipally-operated network have been marked clearly by an easily-identifiably logo — a capital letter M, merged with an arrow pointing downwards to the station ...

  • Manila IDOM MRT-4
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    IDOM awarded Manila MRT-4 design contract

    2021-10-07T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Spanish consultancy IDOM a 1·4bn pesos contract for detailed design of the MRT Line 4 light rail corridor in the Manila area. The planned 15·6 km line will run from Quezon City to Taytay, with 11 stations serving the ...

  • tr-Mersin metro 1
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    Mersin announces construction schedule for city’s first metro line

    2021-10-05T14:05:00Z

    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has announced that construction of the 13·4 km Mezitli – 3 Ocak underground metro line will start on January 3 2022, the 100th anniversary of the French evacuation of the city, and is scheduled to take 48 months. The TL3·379bn electrical and mechanical ...

  • Taipei City Government has awarded a consortium of Alstom and CTCI a €720m contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for Phase 2 of the Taipei Circular Line driverless metro.
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    Taipei Circular Line Phase 2 automated metro contract awarded

    2021-09-30T11:27:00Z

    TAIWAN: Taipei City Government has awarded a consortium of Alstom and CTCI a €720m contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for Phase 2 of the Taipei Circular Line driverless metro. The 15·4 km 14-station Phase 1 of the Circular Line was opened in January ...

  • Lucknow metro accessibility workshop
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    Accessibility training at Lucknow metro

    2021-09-27T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has worked with the Handicare Indian Association of Persons with Disabilities to organise an inclusive public transport workshop to help senior staff as well as new recruits understand the needs of disabled passengers Handicare was established in 1986 as a ...

  • Kanpur metro train handover (1)
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    First Kanpur metro train unveiled

    2021-09-20T15:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first trainset for the metro under construction in Kanpur was handed over to state project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp in a virtual ceremony on September 18. In July 2020 UPMRC awarded Bombardier Transportation — since acquired by Alstom — a €245m contract ...

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    Colombo light rail MoU signed

    2021-09-16T11:28:00Z

    SRI LANKA: KCI Metro Link Korea Co and the GBK Consortium of more than 15 South Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a feasibility study for a light rail line running north from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo, along with ...