Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 8

  • Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains and the control room.
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    Shenzhen tests 5G for smart metro applications

    2019-06-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: As part of a ‘smart metro’ development programme, Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains on Line 11 and the control room. The tests aim to transfer the 25 GB of data generated by a ...

  • The 29 km Shenyang metro Line 9 opened to passengers on May 25.
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    Shenyang metro Line 9 opens

    2019-05-31T11:35:38Z

    CHINA: The 29 km Shenyang metro Line 9 opened to passengers on May 25. The L-shaped line runs from Nujiang Park to Shenyang Jianzhu University, where there is an interchange with lines 1 and 2. There are 22 underground stations, with one more still to open. In conjunction with Line ...

  • The 33·5 km Changsha metro Line 4 opened on May 26.
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    Changsha metro Line 4 opens

    2019-05-31T11:24:21Z

    CHINA: The 33·5 km Changsha metro Line 4 opened on May 26, with 180 000 passenger-journeys made on the first day. Construction of Line 4 began in December 2014, and cost a total of 29·5bn yuan. The route starts at Guanziling in the northwest and runs south to ...

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    Nagpur Metro tests east-west line

    2019-05-30T15:11:00Z

    INDIA: Nagpur Metro began test running on the westernmost section of its east-west line on May 30, with a trial run attended by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp Managing Director Brijesh Dixit. The 5·5 km section from Subhash Nagar to the terminus at Lokmanya Nagar, where the depot is located, ...

  • The first phase of the Sydney metro opened on May 26.
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    Driverless metro line opens in Sydney

    2019-05-28T10:48:15Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first heavy metro line in Australia officially opened on May 26 with a day of free travel. The driverless Metro North West Line in Sydney runs from Chatswood to Epping over a converted heavy rail line, then continues through a new twin-bore tunnel to emerge onto an ...

  • The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21.
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    President inaugurates Baku suburban railway first phase

    2019-05-24T08:56:43Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21. The first phase uses 13·5 km of modernised route eastwards from Baku’s main station to a new hub at Sabunçu, with three intermediate stations. Sabunçu ...

  • Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management advisory services for the NZ$4·4bn City Rail Link project in Auckland.
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    City Rail Link cost management consultant appointed

    2019-05-22T05:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management advisory services for the NZ$4·4bn City Rail Link project in Auckland. Last month project promoter CRL Ltd named the Link Alliance of Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Downer, Soletanche Bachy International, WSP Opus, AECOM New Zealand and Tonkin + ...

  • The project to build an international metro connecting Singapore with Johor Bahru across the Straits of Johor in Malaysia has been put on hold until September 30, the two countries announced on May 21.
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    Singapore – Malaysia metro project on hold

    2019-05-21T11:04:09Z

    ASIA: The project to build an international metro connecting Singapore with Johor Bahru across the Straits of Johor in Malaysia has been put on hold until September 30, the two countries announced on May 21. Singapore said it had agreed to suspend the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System ...

  • The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20.
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    Zhengzhou metro’s circular Line 5 opens

    2019-05-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20. Construction of the entirely underground line had been launched in December 2014. Testing began in September last year, with trials running on the complete route from December. The line has 32 stations, with one more expected ...

  • Scomi has supplied monorail vehicles to cities including Kuala Lumpur.
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    Scomi Rail ordered to wind up

    2019-05-10T09:01:18Z

    MALAYSIA: The High Court ordered the winding-up of monorail manufacturer Scomi Rail on May 6. The order follows Scomi Rail defaulting on debts to Maybank and Voyage Logistics International (Malaysia). The property of the Scomi Engineering subsidiary, which had a net book value of just under 507m ringgit on ...

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    Main work begins on Manila metro extension

    2019-05-07T13:53:16Z

    PHILIPPINES: Main works on the southern extension of Manila metro Line 1 were launched at a ceremony on May 7. An event to mark the start of enabling works had taken place in May 2017. The 11·7 km extension to Bacoor in Cavite province is expected to be completed ...

  • China Railway Signal & Communications Group is supplying 17 trams to operate on the first tram line in Tianshui.
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    Tianshui tram rolled out

    2019-05-07T10:08:21Z

    CHINA: China Railway Signal & Communications Group has rolled out at its Changsha factory the first of 17 trams that it is supplying to operate the initial tram route being developed in Tianshui. The five-section Pioneer tram has a capacity of 370 passengers including 58 seated. The 100% low-floor ...

  • Newcastle tram opening
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    A new approach for Newcastle

    The opening of the city centre tram line is the latest change to public transport in the Australian city of Newcastle, says Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary.

  • CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities.
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    CRRC launches rolling stock finance business

    2019-04-29T15:17:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities and supporting the government’s Belt & Road Initiative. Target market sectors include urban rail vehicles, as well as high speed trainsets, high-power locomotives and wagons. CRRC ...

  • CRRC Tangshan has supplied the train fleet for Fuzhou metro Line 2.
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    Second metro line opens in Fuzhou

    2019-04-26T10:52:48Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Fuzhou opened for revenue service at 09.30 on April 26. The underground Line 2 runs for 30·6 km from Yangli in the east to Suyang in the west, serving 22 stations. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the line in November 2012. ...

  • The Integrated Train Testing Centre would undertake testing for all of Singapore's metro lines.
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    Test track complex to be built in Singapore

    2019-04-24T09:21:39Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has announced plans to build a metro train test centre on the former site of the Raffles Country Club in Tuas. The 50 ha site near the East-West Line’s Tuas West depot would include an endurance loop, a performance and integration loop and a straight ...

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    Istanbul plans cross-Bosporus metro line

    2019-04-23T10:07:56Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure is planning to build a metro line connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, using a three-level road and rail tunnel to cross the Bosporus. The 30·2 km route would link Incirli on the Thracian side with Söğütlüçeşme in Anatolia. There ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Canberra light rail line opens

    2019-04-23T09:39:48Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra opened to passengers on April 20, with two days of free travel. Linking Alinga Street in the city centre with Gungahlin Place to the north, the 12 km route serves 13 stops with an end-to-end journey time of ...

  • Construction of the City Rail Link is already underway in Lower Queen Street, where the cross-city tunnels will convert Auckland's existing Britomart terminus into a through station.
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    Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

    2019-04-22T06:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the C3 contract to build the twin-bore tunnels and three stations and a separate NZ$75m early works contract, ...

  • Preferred bidders have been selected for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link.
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    Brisbane Cross River contractors selected

    2019-04-15T09:06:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government’s Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has selected preferred bidders for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link. Enabling works are already underway for the 10·2 km line linking Bowen Hills with Dutton Park, and major construction is expected to ...