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    Vietnam: Optimising infrastructure on Hanoi’s nascent network

    2020-06-01T08:16:00Z

    Hanoi is on the cusp of opening the first sections of a planned eight-line metro network, including the east-west Line 3, where track and electrification fit-out is being handled by Colas Rail and Pandrol.

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    Rail and road service to avoid border delays in Southeast Asia

    2020-05-28T06:25:00Z

    ASIA: CEVA Logistics has launched a ‘truck-rail-truck’ service to keep freight moving between China and Southeast Asia, where the Covid-19 crisis has led to fewer flights, capacity limits, operational restrictions and waits of up to four days for road traffic crossing the border between China and Vietnam. ...

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    Hanoi Metro lets three-year ticketing contract for Line 3

    2020-01-31T10:25:00Z

    VIETNAM: French company RATP Smart Systems has signed a €12m contract with Hanoi Metro covering design and supply of the future Line 3’s ticketing system. The three-year contract includes the development of a contactless card and token system, as well as the installation of access control ...

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    Test running begins on whole of first Hanoi metro line

    2018-08-02T09:26:23Z

    VIETNAM: Test running on Hanoi metro Line 2A was extended to the southern terminus of Yen Nghia on August 1, meaning that testing is now taking place on the whole line. Test running between the northern terminus of Cat Linh and Ha Dong had started in July. Passenger services ...

  • RZD Logistics and Ratraco have completed a trial delivery of a container by rail from the Vorsino terminal south of Moscow to Hanoi.
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    Trial shipment from Russia to Vietnam by rail

    2018-01-29T09:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways’ RZD Logistics and Ratraco have completed a trial delivery of a container by rail from the Vorsino terminal south of Moscow to Hanoi. Delivery of the container carrying cosmetic products for Russian company Red Line took 20 days, around half the time required by sea. TransContainer ...

  • RZD International and Lung Lo Construction Corp are to explore the feasibility of building a light rail line in Ho Chi Minh City.
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    Ho Chi Minh City light rail memorandum signed

    2017-09-12T06:00:00Z

    VIETNAM: Russian Railways’ engineering business RZD International and local company Lung Lo Construction Corp plan to establish a joint working group to explore the feasibility of building a proposed Tân Tạo – Linh Đông light rail line in Ho Chi Minh City. This follows the signing on September 8 ...

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    First metro train arrives in Hanoi

    2017-03-10T16:11:59Z

    VIETNAM: The first metro train has arrived in Hanoi, and is due to begin test running on the elevated metro Line 2 at the end of September. CRRC is supplying 13 four-car trainsets, with the remaining 12 due to be shipped in three batches. The first train took a ...

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    Hanoi metro Line 3 railway systems contract signed

    2017-01-17T09:22:07Z

    VIETNAM: Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board signed the railway systems contract for Hanoi metro Line 3 on January 17. The €265m contract has been awarded to a consortium of Alstom, Colas Rail and Thales. The consortium is led by Alstom, whose share of the contract is €190m. Alstom will ...

  • WEGH Group has won its first order from Vietnam Railways.
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    Vietnam Railways upgrades level crossings

    2017-01-15T07:00:00Z

    VIETNAM: Italian company WEGH Group has won its first order from Vietnam Railways, covering the supply of equipment to upgrade 75 level crossings on the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City main line. The national railway undertook trials with several suppliers’ products before awarding a contract for ...

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    Armenia and Vietnam make their InnoTrans debuts

    2015-12-01T09:59:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Companies from Turkey, China and Taiwan are to be strongly represented at InnoTrans 2016, which will also include exhibitors from Armenia and Vietnam for the first time. Armenian company Thermorex specialises in manufacturing of bimetal thermostats and temperature limiters, while Vietnamese firm Petech will present its wastewater and toilet ...

  • China is seeking to develop rail links between the southern province of Yunnan and neighbouring countries, including Myanmar (left), Laos and Vietnam. It hopes to create through corridors to Thailand and Singapore.
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    Cabinet approves Chinese-backed standard gauge project

    2015-11-18T09:18:00Z

    THAILAND: The Thai cabinet approved on November 17 the governance model for the planned north-south standard gauge network, being developed in partnership with China. Construction is due to begin in the middle of next year. Forming part of a trans-ASEAN corridor linking Kunming in southern China with Laos and the ...

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    Russian and Vietnamese railways sign co-operation agreement

    2015-04-07T14:30:00Z

    VIETNAM: The construction of a railway line in the south of Vietnam could be the pilot project for the joint development of infrastructure under a co-operation agreement which was signed by national railway DSVN and Russian Railways during Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s official visit to Hanoi on April 6. ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City selects underground contractors

    2014-07-26T07:00:00Z

    VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways has selected a consortium of Shimizu and Maeda Corp to build the underground section of metro Line 1. The 2·6 km underground section of Line 1 will run from Ben Thanh Market to Ba Son Shipyard with three stations. ...

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    Hanoi metro Line 3 contractor chosen

    2014-04-14T14:09:00Z

    VIETNAM: South Korean construction firm Daelim Industrial Co announced on April 11 that it had been awarded an US$84m contract to build the 8·5 km elevated section of Hanoi metro Line 3. Work is scheduled to start in May and end in late 2016. The initial phase of Line ...

  • The memorandum was signed in Hanoi on November 12 in the presence of national presidents Truong Tan Sang and Vladimir Putin.
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    Russian support for construction of rolling stock plant in Vietnam

    2013-12-02T11:18:00Z

    VIETNAM: Russian rolling stock, construction machinery and defence equipment supplier Uralvagonzavod could participate in the development of a rolling stock plant in Vietnam, following the signing of a memorandum of co-operation with Vietnam-Russia Joint Venture Bank. The memorandum was signed in Hanoi on November 12 in the presence of national ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City metro Line 5 funding secured

    2013-10-29T05:00:00Z

    VIETNAM: The Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways has announced that three foreign organisations will help to finance metro Line 5. The Asian Development Bank will provide US$500m, the European Investment Bank €150m and the Spanish government €200m. The remainder will come from the Vietnamese government’s ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City Line 1 E&M contract signed

    2013-06-12T10:16:00Z

    VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways has signed a ¥37bn contract with Hitachi to supply electrical and mechanical equipment for Line 1 of the Ho Chi Minh City metro, it was announced on June 11. Hitachi is to deliver 17 three-car trainsets, signalling, telecommunications including ...

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    Vietnam railway selects IVU.rail

    2012-10-12T04:00:00Z

    VIETNAM: National railway DSVN is to use the IVU.rail software package from IVU Traffic Technologies to plan and control the operation of 380 locomotives and 5000 vehicles across the network, and to improve customer information. The Berlin-based supplier says a special feature of this deployment will be the variety of ...

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    Work starts on Ho Chi Minh City metro Line 1

    2012-08-31T04:00:00Z

    VIETNAM: Transport Minister Dinh La Thang and representatives from the Japanese embassy attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Ho Chi Minh City metro Line 1 on August 28. Completion is planned for late 2017, with six months of testing and commissioning to be followed by regular services in ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City metro line 1 construction contract signed

    2012-05-29T04:00:00Z

    VIETNAM: A contract for the construction of the first stage of Ho Chi Minh City metro line 1 was signed on May 16, paving the way for main works to begin in September. The 17·1 km elevated section between Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien Park with 11 stations is ...