Urban transport stories from Asia

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    Bank to support public transport modernisation projects in the Philippines

    2020-10-20T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Land Bank of the Philippines is to provide the Department of Transportation with technical assistance, financing and other support for six public transport modernisation projects. The agreements signed on October 12 cover the appraisal of Manila’s North–South Commuter Railway Extension, a resettlement action plan entitlements ...

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    Malolos – Clark Railway civil works contracts awarded

    2020-10-16T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Construction of the Malolos – Clark Railway Project is expected to ramp up rapidly, following the signing of a further three civil works contracts worth more than US$1·7bn. The Department of Transportation has now awarded five civil works contracts totalling $2·5bn for the project to ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City metro train delivered

    2020-10-15T09:26:00Z

    VIETNAM: Delivery of the first of 17 Hitachi trainsets for the metro line under construction in Ho Chi Minh City was marked with a ceremony on October 13. Line 1 will run for 19·7 km between Ben Thanh Market in the central ...

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    Singapore metro train styling ‘inspired by the pulse of the city’

    2020-10-09T09:06:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Bombardier Transportation has unveiled the styling of the 106 six-car Movia metro trainsets which Land Transport Authority has ordered for entry into service on the North-South and East-West lines from 2022. ‘Inspired by the city’s vibrant charm, the red and green pulse lines running along ...

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    Kolkata extends east-west metro

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first underground station on Kolkata’s East-West metro line was opened for revenue service on October 5, following a virtual inauguration by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal the previous day.

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    Make in India indigenous CBTC under development

    2020-10-05T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has unveiled a prototype version of i-ATS, an indigenous automatic train supervision system being developed under a programme to produce ‘Make in India’ communication-based train control technology. The programme is intended to reduce significantly Indian metros’ dependence on European and Japanese ...

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    Bangkok monorail trains arrive

    2020-10-02T13:09:00Z

    THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha joined a ceremony at the port of Laem Chabang on October 1 to mark the arrival of the first monorail trainsets for the Bangkok’s future Pink and Yellow lines. He was joined at the celebrations by BTS ...

  • sg BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro train currently in delivery for the North-South and East-West Lines.
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    Singapore LTA orders more trains to standardise NSEWL fleet

    2020-10-01T11:14:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier Transportation a S$337·8m contract to supply a further 40 six-car trainsets for the North-South and East-West metro lines. The vehicles are to be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s site at Changchun in China, with input from countries including Sweden, the ...

  • sg BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro train currently in delivery for the North-South and East-West Lines.
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    Singapore metro fleet services contract awarded

    2020-09-29T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT has signed an integrated fleet services contract for Bombardier Transportation to provide 10-years of long-term support for the 636 Movia metro cars it is to supply for the North-South and East-West lines from 2021. There is an option to extend the agreement for ...

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    Voice-operated ticket vending machine developed

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: MediaZen is developing a voice-activated ticket vending machine which will provide passengers with a non-contact means to buy tickets by speaking either Korean or English. Pilot deployments are planned for November at two airport stations which are used by many international passengers MediaZen ...

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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 ...

  • jp Hiroshima 7000-Series New-Series Carriages for Astram Line (Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co)
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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 ...