Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 3

  • Bali (Photo Klaus Schrodt, Pixabay)
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    Korean consortium to study Bali metro plan


    INDONESIA: A consortium of South Korean contractors has been awarded a contract to study plans for a light metro in Bali, state-owned engineering consultancy Korea National Railway has announced. The KNR-backed consortium of national operator Korail, KRT Co Ltd, Saman Co Ltd, and Dongmyeong Co. Ltd ...

  • Philippines Rail Academy cadet course
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    Academy graduates join Manila Line 7 project


    PHILIPPINES: An initial cohort of 74 young trainees from contractor San Miguel Corp have graduated from their mandatory training course at the Philippine Railways Institute. They will now go to work on the MRT-7 metro line now under construction in the northeastern suburbs of Manila. In ...

  • Delhi RRTS inauguration (Photo Prime Minister's Office)
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    Delhi commuter railway opening shows a ‘glimpse of India of the future’, says Modi


    INDIA: Passenger services on the initial section of the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System began on October 21, after the line had been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi the previous day. The first section of the stand-alone Delhi – Ghaziabad – ...

  • Cross Island Line – Punggol Extension groundbreaking (Photo Chee Hong Tat, Acting Minister of Transport)
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    Innovative construction methods to be used to build Singapore metro extension


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority marked the start of construction of the Cross Island Line — Punggol Extension with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Riviera station on October 10. The 7·3 km CPE will have four stations at Punggol, Riviera, Elias (provisional name), ...

  • kr Daejeon tram
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    Domestically developed tram technology on test


    SOUTH KOREA: Domestically-developed articulation technology for low-floor trams has been produced by a consortium of Daejeon Transportation Corp, Hyunwoo Systems, Korea Testing Institute for Industrial Technology, Hyundai Rotem and Shinhyung E&G. The project which aims to remove the need to import equipment began in April 2021, ...

  • Islamabad
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    Islamabad holds light rail talks


    PAKISTAN: The Capital Development Authority has met with Chinese railway officials to discuss the potential development of a light rail system in Islamabad. Four possible lines were considered by CDA and two routes have been selected for further development. The first would run for 30·5 km ...

  • Korea Railroad Research Institute has developed a train which can remove fine dust from metro tunnels to improve the air quality for passengers.
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    Tunnel dust collection train designed to clear the air


    SOUTH KOREA: Korea Railroad Research Institute has developed a train which can remove fine dust from metro tunnels to improve the air quality for passengers. The train was unveiled at KRRI’s research centre in Osong on August 31, at an event which included representatives of 50 ...

  • Seoul GTX A testing
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    Testing begins on Seoul GTX Line A


    SOUTH KOREA: Test running has started on a 28 km section of Line A on the Great Train Express commuter rail network in Seoul. The first test run starting at Suseo station on September 21 was attended by Won Hee-ryong, Minister of Land, Infrastructure & ...

  • Bozankaya has delivered the first of seven domestically-developed four-car driverless trainsets for the Gebze metro.
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    Bozankaya delivers its first driverless metro trainset


    TURKEY: Bozankaya has delivered the first of seven domestically-developed four-car driverless trainsets for the Gebze metro. It was handed over on September 1 in the presence of Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who described it as the ‘first Turkish driverless metro train’, with 63% ...

  • kr Ulsan tram
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    Hydrogen trams planned in Ulsan


    SOUTH KOREA: A study has found that the development of a hydrogen-powered tramway in Ulsan would be feasible, Minister of Land, Infrastructure & Transport Won Hee-ryong announced on August 23. Construction could start in 2026 for completion in 2029 at a cost of 328bn won. The ...

  • Jabodebek LRT opening (4)
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    President opens Jabodebek LRT


    INDONESIA: President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Jakarta – Bogor – Depok –Bekasi LRT elevated metro on August 28, and it carried 28 925 passengers in the first two days of operation. The 42·1 km Jabodebek LRT has 18 stations serving the greater Jakarta region as well ...

  • Alstom India delivers first trainset for Indore metro
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    First Indore metro train delivered


    INDIA: Alstom has delivered the first of 52 trainsets it is to supply for the Bhopal and Indore metros. Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corp undertook a combined procurement for the two metro projects, awarding Alstom a €387m contract in July 2022 which covers the supply of ...

  • Utsunomiya Lightline light rail (Photo: Kazumiki Miura)
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    Utsunomiya Lightline tramway opens


    Source: Kazumiki Miura JAPAN: Celebrations on August 26 marked the opening of the Lightline light rail line in the city of Utsunomiya, 100 km north of Tokyo, as Japan’s first new-build tram line since the opening of a line in Takaoka in 1948. The 1 067 mm ...

  • Manila NSCR (3)
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    North-South Commuter Railway contracts awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has signed the final three civil works contracts for construction of the south commuter section of the 147 km North-South Commuter Railway in the Manila area. The 11·6bn pesos contract CP S-01 covering the construction of 1·2 km of the route ...

  • Hyderabad metro passengers (Photo Keolis)
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    Hyderabad metro Phase 3 expansion plan approved


    INDIA: A plan to build a further 278 route-km of metro in Hyderabad has been approved by the Telangana state cabinet. The Rs600bn Phase 3 of the Hyderabad metro programme includes the construction of 142 route-km on eight radial corridors and a 136 ...

  • The first of six additional Metropolis trainsets supplied by Alstom entered service from July 28 on Singapore’s North East Line.
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    Singapore’s North East Line fleet grows


    SINGAPORE: The first of six additional Metropolis trainsets supplied by Alstom entered service from July 28 on Singapore’s North East Line. The six-car trains will increase the North East Line fleet from 43 to 49; all six are due to be in traffic by the end ...

  • Astana LRT impression
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    Chinese trains to operate Astana’s revived light metro line


    KAZAKHSTAN: Astana’s municipally-owned City Transportation Systems has selected CRRC Tangshan to supply rolling stock for its revived light rail transit project. Construction of the 20 km long double-track 1 520 mm gauge line with 18 stations, began in 2017. Supports for the elevated guideway were erected, ...

  • RTS Link MoU
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    Transit-oriented development to support Malaysia – Singapore metro


    MALAYSIA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding to support the planning of transit-oriented development at Bukit Chagar station on the future cross-border metro linking Johor Bahru and Singapore. Malaysian project promoter MRT Corp is looking to generate a sustainable source of income ...

  • Hyundai Rotem hydrogen tram (1)
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    Hyundai Rotem presents hydrogen tram


    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has developed a demonstration hydrogen-fuel cell powered tram as part of a national project which aims to strengthen the position of South Korean suppliers in the global light rail market by adapting existing technologies from the automotive sector. Research and development began ...

  • Istanbul metro train bodyshell
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    CRRC Zhuzhou starts local metro car building in Turkey


    TURKEY: CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co formally marked the start of local assembly of driverless metro trainsets for Istanbul with a ceremony in Ankara on June 7, describing the occasion as ‘a historic moment for Turkey’s rail transit industry’. The Chinese builder was awarded a TL1·5bn contract ...