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350km/h operation resumes on Beijing - Shanghai high-speed line CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) restored 350km/h operation on the Beijing - Shanghai high-speed line on September 21, six years after the maximum operating speed was reduced to 300km/h.
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HYUNDAI-Rotem announced on October 18 that it has been awarded a Won 111.6bn contract by Korean national train operator Korail to supply 128 commuter EMU cars. The order comprises four 10-car trains for the 27km Gyeongin...
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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) says it is pressing ahead with the development of a concept for a high-speed freight train with the aim of capturing a slice of the market for high-value goods between China and...
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MALAYSIA’s prime minister, Mr Najib Razak, says that land acquisition has started for the construction of the 350km high-speed linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, while three months of public consultation to allow people to comment...
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CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) has secured three orders with a total value of Yuan 2.37bn ($US 360m) to supply metro trains to three Chinese cities. Hangzhou MTR Corporation has placed a Yuan 720m order...
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ASPIRE Mining, Australia and its Northern Railways (NR) subsidiary signed an agreement with a Chinese contractor on October 12 for the completion of a bankable feasibility study into the 547km Erdenet - Ovoot line in...
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INDIAN Railways’ Modern Coach Factory (MCF) is seeking expressions of interest to supply “world class” interiors for 1000 new LHB-type passenger coaches. A pre-bid meeting will be held in Raebareli on November 3 with bids...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has agreed to provide technical support to Indian Railways (IR) for a feasibility study into raising the maximum line speed on the 634km Chennai - Kazipet line to 200km/h. The two railways signed...
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THE first ES43ACmi Evolution Series diesel locomotive for Indian Railways (IR) was unloaded at the Indian port of Mundra on October 11 after completing its sea voyage from the United States. GE was awarded a $US...
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ALSTOM announced on October 11 that it has begun production at its new locomotive manufacturing facility at Madhepura in the Indian state of Bihar, which will build a new generation of electric locomotives for Indian...
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ALSTOM managing director for west and central Asia Mr Bernard Peille presented the first of 10 type AZ4A Prima passenger locomotives for Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) to ADY deputy chairman Mr Hijran Valehov at the manufacturer’s...

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