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Korea opens Suseo high-speed line KORAIL subsidiary Supreme Railways launched commercial services on the Suseo high-speed line on December 9, providing a much-needed rail link for the south-eastern areas of Seoul and Gyeonggi province under the Super Rapid Train (SRT) brand.
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KORAIL subsidiary Supreme Railways launched commercial services on the Suseo high-speed line on December 9, providing a much-needed rail link for the south-eastern areas of Seoul and Gyeonggi province under the Super Rapid Train (SRT)...
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INDIA's cabinet gave the go-ahead on December 7 for the 31.2km first phase of the metro network in the city of Pune in Maharashtra state. The Rs 114.2bn ($US 1.8bn) project is due to be completed...
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BOMBARDIER announced on December 6 that it won its first contract in China as part of the Bombardier and New United Group Signalling Solutions (BNS) joint venture. The $US 33m contract is from Changzhou Metro to...
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TESTING of the first metro line in the Indian city of Lucknow was officially launched on December 1, when Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mr Akhilesh Yadav flagged off a trial run on the initial 8.4km...
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INDIA’s cabinet granted approval on November 30 for the Rs 109.5bn ($US 1.6bn) Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase 3 (MUTP 3) project, which aims to expand rail infrastructure in the Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad...
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COMMERCIAL operations began on the first high-speed line to serve China’s Three Gorges region on November 28 with the opening of the 247km Chongqing - Wanzhou line. The new line is designed for 250km/h operation and...
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CRRC Corporation confirmed in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on November 28 that its CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive subsidiary has entered negotiations regarding the potential acquisition of a 100% stake in Škoda...
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THE president of Turkmenistan Mr Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and his Afghan counterpart Mr Ashraf Ghani attended a ceremony at the Immamnazar border crossing on November 28 to mark the opening of a new rail link between...
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CHINA’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) gave the go-ahead on November 18 for a Yuan 247bn ($US 36bn) project to improve rail links between Beijing and surrounding towns and cities. The 1104km Beijing and Tianjin...
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THE first Silkworm low-floor LRV for the initial phase of the light rail network in the Songiang district of Shanghai was delivered on November 21 in readiness for the start of testing on Line T2. Shanghai...