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Mongolia gives green light for new line to Russia THE government of Mongolia has approved a new national rail policy, which includes an extension of the existing line from Erdenet to Ovoot and Arts Suuri on the Russian border that will provide a direct link to Russia's coal coking plant in the Ulug Khem Basin.
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CONSTRUCTION of the first phase of JR Central's Chuo Shinkansen maglev project linking Tokyo and Nagoya has been approved by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The 285.6km first phase will cost...
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KUALA Lumpur's Mass Rapid Transit Corporation has selected a joint venture of Gamuda and MMC as the contractor for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 project from Sungai Buloh to Serdang and Putrajaya,...
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DHAKA Mass Transit Company has appointed British architects John McAslan & Partners (JMP) to design stations for the first phase of the metro network in the Bangladeshi capital. Line 6 will run for 20.1km from Uttura...
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THE government of Mongolia has approved a new national rail policy, which includes an extension of the existing line from Erdenet to Ovoot and Arts Suuri on the Russian border that will provide a direct...
alstom-wins-kochi-metro-contract
DELHI Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded Alstom an €85m contract to supply 25 standard-gauge three-car trains for the initial phase of the metro network in the Indian city of Kochi. The 2.9m-wide 65m-long air-conditioned trains...
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CHINA Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has begun procurement for 10 packages to supply onboard Chinese Train Control System (CTCS) equipment for 740 high-speed trains operated by China Railway Corporation (CRC). Procurement is divided into two lots,...
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PRASARANA and CSR Zhuzhou, China, signed a contract for 30 additional six-car metro trains for Kuala Lumpur's Ampang Line at a ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton on October 21. Deliveries will commence next May and...
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STATE Railway of Thailand (SRT) signed a contract with CNR Corporation for 115 metre-gauge long-distance coaches at a ceremony in Bangkok on October 17. The order for stainless steel-bodied coaches includes first and standard class sleeper...
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MALAYAN Railway Corporation (KTMB) is considering measures to reduce its mounting losses and reliance on government subsidies, which could include discontinuing services on unprofitable routes, introducing higher tariffs for railfreight services and increasing passenger ticket...
china-approves-rail-links-to-myanmar-and-laos
CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans for the construction of the country's first rail links to Laos and Myanmar, together with a major project to increase capacity for coal traffic from...