Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 7

  • Sejong City is being developed to take over some functions from the existing capital of Seoul.
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    Sejong City to test autonomous buses

    2019-08-05T09:52:23Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Trials of autonomous buses are due to begin in Sejong City from 2021, as part of a government initiative to encourage regional innovation. Seven areas outside of the Seoul metropolitan area, including Busan, have been designated as zones exempt from or with deferred regulation. The policy ...

  • The Line 7 extension will provide interchange with the AREX airport rail link (photo: Benjámin Zelki).
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    Seoul metro Line 7 extension approved

    2019-08-01T06:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport has approved a project to extend Seoul metro Line 7 to Cheongna International City in Incheon. Line 7 currently connects Jangam in the north of Seoul with Bupyeong-gu, where interchange is provided with Line 1 of the Incheon metro. ...

  • Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.
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    Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney

    2019-07-31T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern terminus at Circular Quay is equipped with Alstom’s APS ...

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    Taichung metro on test

    2019-07-30T06:00:00Z

    TAIWAN: The initial period of test running on the Taichung metro Green Line has been completed, ahead of planned opening of the line next year. Tests were focused on the driverless train systems and took place for almost a month. The 16·7 km Green Line will serve 18 ...

  • John Holland is part of the consortium that operates the existing Sydney metro line.
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    RATP Dev enters Australian market with John Holland partnership

    2019-07-29T15:18:29Z

    AUSTRALIA: RATP Dev and John Holland have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly bid for operations and maintenance contracts for the Sydney Metro West and Sydney Metro Greater West projects. RATP Dev expects to open an office in Sydney to serve as its headquarters for Australia & ...

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    Ireka and CRRC form urban transport joint venture

    2019-07-29T07:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Ireka Corp and CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) have formed a 51:49 joint venture to pursue opportunities in the rail, urban transport, logistics, trading and construction sectors in Malaysia and across the Southeast Asia region This would include the sale, installation and ongoing support of urban transport products including ...

  • Photo: Alstom/H Koh
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    More trains ordered as tunnelling begins on Singapore Circle Line extension

    2019-07-25T08:47:02Z

    SINGAPORE: Tunnelling started on the Circle Line Stage 6 extension on July 25 with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. The TBM will bore a tunnel to HarbourFront, and will be followed by two more, expected to be launched in September and October. The ...

  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
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    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

    2019-07-19T16:35:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance ...

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    Further Xi’an metro network development approved

    2019-07-12T06:30:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase of Line 1 would extend the ...

  • Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles.
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    Dushanbe trolleybus order increased

    2019-07-10T05:00:00Z

    TAJIKISTAN: Belarusian manufacturer Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles. The orders have been placed as part of the Dushanbe public transport sustainable development programme which is backed by the EBRD. The first four of the 32100D ...

  • Four tram lines are to be built in Ulsan.
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    Ulsan tram plans announced

    2019-07-09T08:20:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Ulsan Mayor Song Cheol-ho has announced plans for the construction of a four-line tram network in the city. Due to be built in two phases, the total cost is estimated at 1·3tr won. The first phase is due to be completed by 2027 and ...

  • The first two trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot (Photo: MRT Corp).
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    First Klang Valley SSP Line metro trains delivered

    2019-07-04T13:17:01Z

    MALAYSIA: The first two completed trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 project, known as the SSP Line, have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot ready for dynamic testing. The 52·2 km line will link Sungai Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya, with 26 above-ground and ...

  • Masabi’s Justride SDK mobile ticketing purchasing platform has been integrated with the Jorudan journey planning and travel booking system.
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    Jorudan integrates Masabi mobile ticketing

    2019-07-03T13:20:13Z

    JAPAN: Masabi’s Justride SDK mobile ticketing purchasing platform has been integrated with the Jorudan journey planning and travel booking system, which has more than 10 million users throughout Japan. The initial deployment covers Syoei Express Bus Co services, with passengers able to buy tickets directly from Jorudan’s Norikae Annai app ...

  • An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan has opened.
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    Nanchang metro Line 2 extension opens

    2019-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan via the city centre and main railway station opened on June 30, taking the line to 31·5 km with 28 stations. The initial 19·6 km southern section of Line 2 between Nanlu and Metro Central ...

  • A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao.
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    CRRC tests carbon fibre metro car

    2019-07-02T12:55:42Z

    CHINA: A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao, and plans are being developed for testing in other cities. CRRC unveiled a Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon ...

  • The 10·7 km extension of the Urumqi metro line runs from Balou to Santunbei.
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    Urumqi metro line extended

    2019-07-02T09:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 10·7 km extension of the single metro line in Urumqi opened on June 28, running south from Balou to Santunbei and adding nine stations. Beijing Railway Construction & Management Company began construction of Line 1 in March 2014, and the 16·5 km underground first phase from the international ...

  • he government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network.
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    Adelaide A-City fleet expansion

    2019-07-02T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network. The order announced on June 28 will take the A-City fleet to 34 units. The 1 600 ...

  • Busan - Gimhae LRT
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    Four modes in Busan

    South Korea’s second city will soon become the location of the country’s first modern tram line. Its metro and suburban rail networks are also due to be expanded.

  • The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30.
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    Ningbo metro Line 3 opens

    2019-07-01T11:07:41Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30. The north – south line runs 16·7km from Datong Bridge to Gaotang Bridge, with 15 underground stations, serving business districts and science and technology centres. CRRC Zhuzhou has supplied a fleet of 17 six-car Type ...

  • The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened on June 26.
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    Shijiazhuang metro opens Line 1 extension

    2019-06-28T11:03:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened to passengers at 06.30 on June 26. The 13·5 km extension runs northwards from the former eastern terminus at Xiaohedadao under the Hutuo River to serve the city’s northeast suburbs, adding eight stations. However, only the first 10·4 km ...