Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 7

  • 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 ...

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    First phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 opens

    2019-06-27T08:38:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 was inaugurated on June 24. The 17·8 km underground route in the northwest of the city links Liangmu Lu with Shanxian, serving 12 stations, including an interchange with Line 2 at Sanba. The rest of Line 5 ...

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    Lanzhou metro inaugurated

    2019-06-24T09:16:21Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Lanzhou opened on June 23. The 26 km Line 1 runs from Donggang in the east to Chenguanying in the west. Construction started in 2014 and test running began at the end of December 2018. Services are operated with a fleet of 26 ...

  • The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.
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    Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

    2019-06-20T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, which is expected to open in 2024, is to receive ...

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    Jakarta light metro opens

    2019-06-17T12:32:31Z

    INDONESIA: The first section of the Jakarta light metro started trial operation on June 14, ahead of the planned launch of revenue services on June 21. The 4·5 km elevated route between Kelapa Gading Mall and Velodrome serves five stations. A northern 1·3 km one-station extension from Kelapa Gading ...

  • PK TS presented the first Lionet tram last year (photo: Vladimir Waldin).
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    Ulan-Ude becomes launch customer for PK TS Lionet tram

    2019-06-17T10:11:57Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder PK TS has won a contract to supply 15 trams to Ulan-Ude. The 498m rouble order is being finance mostly through a government grant via the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East. PK TS will supply its unidirectional single-section Lionet model. The 100% ...

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    Engineering and maintenance MoU signed in Singapore

    2019-06-17T09:03:29Z

    SINGAPORE: Metro operators SBS Transit and SMRT Trains signed a memorandum of understanding with ST Engineering on June 17 to share maintenance and engineering knowledge. The three-year agreement allows the parties to explore various areas for collaboration that would add depth and breadth to their maintenance and engineering expertise. ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has previously supplied trams to cities in Turkey including Antalya.
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    Hyundai Rotem to develop hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-06-11T13:12:38Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Motor’s Mabuchi Research Institute for the development of a hydrogen fuel cell tram. The agreement announced on June 10 would see Hyundai Motor, which already has hydrogen fuel cell cars and buses in its portfolio, supply fuel ...

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    Toshkent metro train loan agreement signed

    2019-06-11T09:01:41Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Foreign Economic Activity have signed a €28m loan agreement for the purchase of rolling stock for a metro line being built in Toshkent. In October national railway UTY signed a contract with Transmashholding subsidiary ...

  • Nanning metro Line 3 uses six-car Type B trainsets.
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    Third metro line opens in Nanning

    2019-06-06T11:09:02Z

    CHINA: The third metro line in Nanning opened on June 6, with the first passenger service running at 09.28. The first phase of Line 3 runs on a 27·9 km north-south underground alignment from Keyuan Dadao to Pingliang Overpass. There are 22 stations, including interchanges with the city’s two ...

  • Bombardier has so far supplied 776 Movia metro cars to Delhi Metro Rail Corp.
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    Bombardier to supply more metro trains to Delhi

    2019-06-05T09:58:50Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 40 Movia metro cars for use on three of its 1 676 mm gauge lines. Bombardier will supply the rolling stock from its Savli and Maneja sites in Gujarat. The trains will be equipped with Mitrac ...