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China opens Nanchang – Changsha HSL CHINA opened another high-speed line on September 16 with the launch of commercial services on the 342km line from Nanchang to Changsha.
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MITSUBISHI Electric says its Station Energy Saving Inverter (S-EIV) has saved approximately 600kWh of electricity per day, equivalent to the power consumption of 60 households since it was installed at Tokyo Metro's Myoden station in...
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INDONESIAN Railways (PT KAI) has placed an order with GE for 50 additional class CC206 diesel locomotives, which will be used on passenger and freight services on the 1067mm-gauge networks in Java and Sumatra. The 1.67MW...
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IRANIAN Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) says it has completed the rollout of Automatic Train Control (ATC) on the Tehran – Mashhad line as part of a broader programme to deploy the system on the Iranian...
hong-kong-reveals-$us-14bn-rail-blueprint
HONG KONG's Transport and Housing Bureau has unveiled a blueprint for the development of the region's rail network, which proposes the construction of seven new lines or extensions at an estimated cost of around $HK...
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CHINA opened another high-speed line on September 16 with the launch of commercial services on the 342km line from Nanchang to Changsha. The line is designed for operation at up to 350km/h and reduces the journey...
bangkok-pink-line-awaits-government-review
THAILAND's Office of Transport and Transport Policy and Planning (OTP) says that the construction plan for the 34.5km Pink Line monorail in Bangkok is currently awaiting approval from the government ahead of a bidding process...
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THE Philippine Department of Transport and Communications (DOTC) has awarded a PPP contract for the 11.7km southern extension of the city's LRT1 light metro line from its existing southern terminus at Baclaran to Cavite. Light Rail...
CSR Zhuzhou, China, announced on September 10 that it has signed a $US 49m contract with Navi Mumbai City and Industrial Development Corporation to supply a fleet of three-car trains for the initial phase of...
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THE first two CAF Urbos catenary-free low-floor LRVs for the light rail circle line under construction in Taiwan's second-largest city Kaohsiung was unloaded at the port of Taichung on September 11 following a five-week sea...
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CONSTRUCTION is set to begin by the end of the year on the fifth metro line in the Chinese city of Hangzhou following the approval of the project by the Zhejiang provincial government. The 48.6km 36-station...