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China to invest $US 418bn in rail CHINA’s premier Mr Li Keqiang has approved plans to invest Yuan 2.8 trillion ($US 418bn) to build 23,000km of new lines during the 13th five-year plan which runs from 2016 to 2020.
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TEMASAEK Holdings, an investment company owned by the Singaporean government, announced on July 20 that it has reached an agreement to acquire all of the shares in Singapore metro operator SMRT Corporation through its Belford...
uitp-forecasts-2200km-of-automated-metros-by-2025
A study of fully-automated driverless metros conducted by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) says that the length of such lines is expected to increase from 789km today to 2200km by 2025. “In the 40...
china-to-invest-$us-418bn-in-rail
CHINA’s premier Mr Li Keqiang has approved plans to invest Yuan 2.8 trillion ($US 418bn) to build 23,000km of new lines during the 13th five-year plan which runs from 2016 to 2020.The plan, which was...
alstom-itcs-for-qinghai-–-tibet-railway
A consortium of Alstom and its Chinese joint venture partner, Casco Signalling, has been awarded a contract by Qinghai – Tibet Railway Company to supply and improve the Incremental Train Control System (ITCS) signalling on...
russia’s-united-grain-company-orders-1500-wagons
UNITED Grain Company, Russia, has awarded a contract to United Wagon Company for the supply of 1500 grain hopper wagons as part of a plan to establish an 8500 wagon fleet.The grain wagons will be...
singapore-kuala-lumpur-high-speed-line-to-open-in-2026
MALAYSIAN prime minister Mr Najib Razak and his Singaporean counterpart Mr Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on July 19 setting out a timeline and implementation structure...
vossloh-wins-large-rail-fastening-systems-order-in-china
JI-QING High-speed Railway Company, China, has awarded a €50m contract to Vossloh Fastening Systems China (VFSC) for rail fastenings for the high-speed line from Qingdao to Jinan City, a section of the 700km connection from...
korea-opens-new-section-of-gyeongjeon-line
KOREA's national train operator Korail opened a newly realigned section of the Gyeongjeon Line, which links the southern provinces of Gyeongsang and Jeolla provinces, on July 15. The new 51.5km Gwangyang - Jinju section took 10...
singapore-lta-acquires-smrt-rail-assets
SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on July 15 that it has reached an agreement with urban rail operator SMRT to transfer ownership of the company's operating assets to LTA. The transfer is part of the...
jr-west-unveils-new-emus-for-osaka-loop-line
THE first of 21 eight-car 323 series suburban EMUs being supplied by Kinki Sharyo for the Osaka Loop Line was unveiled to the media by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) on June 24. The 1.5kV...