Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 2

  • Bengaluru receives first automated metro trainset (Photo CRRC) (1)
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    Bengaluru receives first automated metro trainset


    INDIA: The first of 15 six-car driverless metro trainsets that CRRC Nanjing Puzhen is supplying in partnership with domestic producer Titagarh Rail Systems for Bengaluru’s under-construction Yellow Line metro arrived at Hebbagodi depot on February 14. The trainset had been shipped to the port of Chennai ...

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    Chennai Metro tickets on sale through e-commerce system


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail Ltd says it is the first Indian metro to enable its tickets to be sold using Open Network for Digital Commerce standards. ‘By partnering with ONDC, CMRL is now completely opening up access to its ticketing application service, allowing a wide range ...

  • Chennai metro extension signature (Photo Alstom)
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    Dance inspires styling of Chennai driverless metro fleet


    INDIA: Alstom’s Sricity plant has begun production of 36 Metropolis trainsets with local-inspired styling for Chennai metro Phase II. They are scheduled to enter service with operator Chennai Metro Rail Ltd by the end of 2025 on the 26 km Orange Line which will run from ...

  • Taichung metro Blue Line map
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    Taichung metro Blue Line approved


    TAIWAN: The Ministry of Transportation &Communications approved plans to build the Blue Line metro in Taichung on January 29. The city’s second metro line would run from Taichung Port in the west to Shalu and Xitun in central Taichung, along the busy Taiwan Avenue. It would ...

  • Izmir Çiğli tram opens photo Izmir municipality (2)
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    İzmir opens third tram line


    TURKEY: A 12 km long tram extension opened in İzmir’s Çiğli district on January 27 with a ceremony attended by Mayor Tunç Soyer. Services run in both directions around the ring, meeting at the northern terminus at Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi. The Çiğli tramway serves 14 stops ...

  • Hosur to Bommasandra metro study contract (Photo CMRL)
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    Hosur – Bommasandra metro study commissioned


    INDIA: A feasibility study has been commissioned for a metro line connecting Hosur in Tamil Nadu with Bommasandra, southeast of Bengaluru in Karnataka. Bommasandra is the future terminus of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Yellow Line, which is under construction with opening now expected this year. The proposed ...

  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
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    Tokyo Metro privatisation could begin this year


    JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Government is likely to begin selling off its shares in Tokyo Metro in the 2024 financial year, Governor Yuriko Koike said on January 26. The current Tokyo Metro company was founded on April 1 2004 as part of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s policy ...

  • Construction work has started on a 26 km elevated metro in Bhubaneswar
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    Work starts on Bhubaneswar metro


    INDIA: Construction work has started on a 26 km elevated metro in the eastern city of Bhubaneswar, following the laying of a foundation stone by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. He described the 26 km elevated line with 20 stations as Odisha’s flagship project under ...

  • RTS Link Prime Minister
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    Cross-straits metro viaduct span links Singapore and Malaysia


    ASIA: Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong met his Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim in the middle of the Straits of Johor on January 11 to mark symbolically the completion of the international span for the marine viaduct which will carry the RTS Link metro line ...

  • Thales Singapore contract (Photo Thales)
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    Thales to modernise Singapore metro depot signalling


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Thales a contract to supply digital interlockings for the modernisation of Bishan and Ulu Pandan depots on the North-South and East-West metro lines. Requirements including undertaking the work without impacting 24x7 operations at the depots. The contract builds on work ...

  • Gwangju circular metro Line 2 phase 2
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    Work starts on next phase of Gwangju orbital metro line


    SOUTH KOREA: A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the 20 km 18-station second phase of the circular Gwangju metro Line 2. Attendees at the ceremony held at the Children’s Transportation Park on December 13 included Mayor of the city Kang Ki-jeong. The 41·8 km Line ...

  • Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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    Three-line LRT network proposed in Johor Bahru


    MALAYSIA: Preliminary studies for the development of a 30 km three-line mass transit network in Johor Bahru have been submitted to the Johor state government by Iskandar Regional Development Authority and Johor Public Transport Corp.

  • Bangkok monorail Pink Line photo Alstom (2)
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    Bangkok Pink Line monorail opens


    THAILAND: Passenger carrying test operations have begun on the 34·5 km Pink Line straddle monorail in Bangkok. Passengers can travel free of charge until January 2. Official opening is scheduled for December 18. The northwest-to-northeast Pink Line serves 30 stations. It links Nonthaburi Civic Centre on ...

  • CAF Manila EMU impression
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    Manila express EMUs ordered


    PHILIPPINES: Mitsubishi Corp has awarded CAF a subcontract to supply seven eight-car electric multiple-units for limited-stop express services on future North-South Commuter Railway in Manila and its hinterland. The €150m order announced by the Spanish company on December 1 is being financed by the Japan International ...

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    First metro line in Navi Mumbai opens


    INDIA: Passenger services on the 11·1 km, fully elevated metro Line 1 in Navi Mumbai began on November 17. The line links Belapur on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway with Pendhar in Navi Mumbai, a planned city to the east with 1·6 ...

  • Thales Mitac
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    Taipei metro ticketing enhancements


    TAIWAN: Taipei Rapid Transit Corp has appointed Thales and local partner MiTAC Information Technology Corp to upgrade the metro’s fare collection systems to accept multiple electronic payment options at the ticket gates at 120 stations. The project announced by Thales on November 16 supports the ...

  • Istanbul metro line M8
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    Istanbul M8 passengers stay connected


    TURKEY: Wireless networking technology company Rajant Corp and distribution partner AIRadio have rolled-out wi-fi access on Istanbul metro line M8 trains and at stations. The 14·3 km automated line linking Bostancı with Dudullu on the Anatolian side of Istanbul opened on January 6, and the wi-fi ...

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened an extension of Dhaka metro Line 6
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    Dhaka metro expansion reaches next stage


    BANGLADESH: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened an extension of Dhaka metro Line 6 and officially launched construction of Line 5. The Line 6 extension, which was inaugurated on November 4 ahead of the start of regular services the following day, runs for 8·7 km from ...

  • Kaohsiung Yellow Line impression (Image Gamuda)
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    Kaohsiung Yellow Line civils contract awarded


    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung’s Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded an 88:12 joint venture of Gamuda and Asia World Engineering & Construction Co the Yellow Line contract YC01 covering civil works in the NiaoSong district. The 107-month design and build contract awarded on October 25 is worth NT$23·4bn. ...

  • Singapore railway test centre (Photo Ministry of Transport)
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    First phase of Singapore Rail Test Centre completed


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has completed the first phase of the Singapore Rail Test Centre, which it said is the first train testing facility in Southeast Asia and enables the ‘rigorous’ round-the-clock testing and commissioning of equipment for new and existing metro lines. The SRTC, previously ...