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Leaders inaugurate Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway HEADS of state from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia convened at the Port of Baku on October 30 for a ceremony marking the official completion of the 826km Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway.
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ISTANBUL celebrated the opening of its first driverless metro line and the second metro line on the Asian side of the city on December 15, when president Mr Recep Erdoğan attended the inauguration Line M5. The...
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DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has issued a call for tenders for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of 36 standard-gauge cars for its Airport Express metro line. The tender also calls for training. The 22.5km Airport...
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JAPAN’s Transport Safety Board has launched an investigation after bogie cracks and an oil leak were discovered on a West Japan Railway Company (JR West) N700 Series Shinkansen train while operating a Hakata - Tokyo...
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THE Chinese city of Qingdao opened its second metro line on December 10, with the start of trial passenger operation on the 20.4km Licun Gongyuan - Zhiquanlu section of the north-south Line 2. The initial section...
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JAPAN’s Odakyu Electric Railway unveiled its new series 70000 “Graceful Super Express” EMU for Romancecar luxury limited express services on December 5. Nippon Sharyo is supplying two of the seven-car trains, which will be introduced in...
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NANJING added a third suburban line to its metro network on December 6 with the start of trial passenger operation on the 37.5km Line S3, which serves the southwest of the city. The 19-station line starts...
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CHENGDU added an orbital line to its metro network on December 6 with the start of trial passenger operation on the 38.6km Line 7. The line has 31 stations, including interchanges with all other metro lines...
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THE distance by rail between central and western Uzbekistan was reduced significantly on December 1 with the official completion of the 355km direct line from Navoi north of Bukhara to Miskin near the border with...
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CRRC Qingdao Sifang has completed the delivery of the nine high-speed trains it is supplying to MTR in Hong Kong for operation on the new Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL). The...
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TURKEY’s transport, maritime and communications minister Mr Ahmet Arslan announced on November 29 the start of a project to build 500 main line electric locomotives by 2023. The E-5000 locomotive will be produced by Tubitak Marmara...

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