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China to study Mongolian mineral line NORTHERN Railways (NR), the rail infrastructure subsidiary of Aspire Mining, Australia, has appointed China Railways 20 Bureau Group, a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation, to carry out a feasibility study for its proposed 547km Erdenet – Ovoot line in Mongolia.
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JAPAN's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT) announced on January 27 that Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) will be listed on the Tokyo stock exchange in the 2016 financial year, becoming the fourth...
BANGLADESH's minister for road transport and bridges, Mr Obaidul Quadar, says a tender to pre-qualify bidders for a contract to supply 24 six-car metro trains will be published on January 31. However, the estimated cost...
china-to-study-mongolian-mineral-line
NORTHERN Railways (NR), the rail infrastructure subsidiary of Aspire Mining, Australia, has appointed China Railways 20 Bureau Group, a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation, to carry out a feasibility study for its proposed 547km...
civils-contract-awarded-for-manila-lrt2-extension
THE Philippine Department of Transport and Communications (DOTC) announced on January 27 that it has awarded Philippine construction company DM Consunji (DMCI) a Pesos 2.27bn ($US 50m) contract to build the 3.9km elevated section of...
mtr-awards-hong-kong-cbtc-contract
MTR Corporation has awarded a consortium of Thales and Alstom a €330m contract to supply and install Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the Hong Kong metro network. The consortium, which is led by Thales, will be...
alstom-selected-for-kochi-metro-systems-contracts
DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has awarded Alstom two contracts worth more than $US 75m to supply signalling, telecommunications, and electrification equipment for the first phase of the metro network in Kochi, India. Alstom will design, supply,...
indonesia-shelves-high-speed-project
INDONESIA's transport minister Mr Ignasius Jonan announced on January 22 that proposals to build a high-speed line linking the country's two largest cities have been put on hold for at least five years. A feasibility study...
china-approves-jinan-metro-phase-1
CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved construction of the Yuan 43.7bn ($US 7bn) first phase of the metro network in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. Phase 1 comprises three lines totalling 80.6km....
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JR EAST has begun deployment of wirelessly-controlled level crossings on the Senseki Line in Japan's northern Miyagi prefecture using its Advanced Train Administration and Communication System (Atacs), which offers a similar level of functionality to...
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To accommodate increasing demand and network extensions, Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) engaged in a project to upgrade its track-circuit based signalling system to communications-based train control (CBTC). Mr L Y Lam, advisor to BTS,...