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Uzbekistan inaugurates Angren - Pap railway THE president of Uzbekistan Mr Islam Karimov and his Chinese counterpart Mr Xi Jinping inaugurated the 123.1km Angren - Pap railway on June 22 in an event which also marked the opening of Asia's longest railway tunnel.
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MALAYSIA's prime minister Mr Najib Abdul Razak officially opened the latest additions to Kuala Lumpur's steadily growing rail network on June 30, a 17.4km extension of the Kelana Jaya Line and a 6.6km extension of...
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CHENGDU Metro Corporation has awarded a €40m contract to Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (Satee) to supply traction equipment for 288 metro cars being built by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles for operation on phases 2...
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A metro connection between Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and the Chinese high-speed rail network began operating on June 28 with the start of passenger services on Shenzhen metro Line 11. The 51.9km 18-station line starts at...
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THE municipality of Eskişehir, Turkey, invites bids by July 21 for the supply of 14 LRVs for operation on the city's 45km EsTram light rail network.The metre-gauge LRVs will be 2300mm wide with a 100%...
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A new fleet of long-distance coaches entered passenger service with Bangladesh Railway (BR) on June 25, when the country's prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed launched the new Sonar Bangla Express service from the capital Dhaka...
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THE president of Russian Railways (RZD), Mr Oleg Belozerov, and the CEO of China Railway Corporation (CRC), Mr Sheng Guangji, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing on June 25 in the presence of President...
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CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) announced on June 25 that it will introduce a new-generation Shinkansen train on the Tokaido and Sanyo lines in 2020. A redesigned nose, which has been developed to reduce air...
uzbekistan-inaugurates-angren-pap-railway
THE president of Uzbekistan Mr Islam Karimov and his Chinese counterpart Mr Xi Jinping inaugurated the 123.1km Angren - Pap railway on June 22 in an event which also marked the opening of Asia's longest...
crrc-nanjing-puzhen-wins-chinese-metro-and-tram-orders
CHINESE rolling stock supplier CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) announced on June 23 that it has signed three contracts with a total value of Yuan 3.15bn ($US 480m) to supply metro trains and trams...
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A TRIAL intermodal train from the Chinese port of Lianyungang to Herne in Germany's Ruhr region arrived at its destination on June 21 having completed the 11,300km journey across Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Poland in...