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Route selected for Taipei – Toucheng direct line TAIWAN's Railway Reconstruction Bureau (RRB) announced on April 22 that it has adopted a preferred route for a direct line between Taipei and the island's East Coast.
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THE SECOND phase of Tehran Metro Line 3 was inaugurated on April 22, when the city's Mayor Mr Mohammad Qalibaf officially opened the 12km extension from Vali-e Asr to Azadegan. The Rials 20 trillion ($US 804m)...
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TAIWAN's Railway Reconstruction Bureau (RRB) announced on April 22 that it has adopted a preferred route for a direct line between Taipei and the island's East Coast. At present Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) services from Taipei...
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THE FIRST of 20 metro trains for Dalian metro Line 2 was unveiled at the CNR Dalian Locomotive & Rolling Stock plant on April 21. The 120m-long six-car type-B trains will accommodate up to 1844 passengers...
IRAN's New Towns Development Corporation (NTDC) has issued an international invitation to prequalify for a contract to finance, design, build, and commission a 40km suburban line running northeast from Mashhad to the new city of...
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NIPPON Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NS&SMC) announced on April 16 that it has upgraded rail production and handling facilities at its Yawata steel works in the Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka to produce and distribute...
SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) issued an invitation to tender on April 11 for a contract to carry out an engineering feasibility study for the Singaporean section of the Singapore – Kuala Lumpur high-speed line. The...
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CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock has unveiled the first of 18 low-floor Flexity 2 LRVs for the first phase of the city of Suzhou's under-construction light rail network. CSR Puzhen is supplying the vehicles under a...
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CHINA Railways Corporation (CRC) has announced it will increase its 2014 investment budget to Yuan 720bn ($US 116.3bn), Yuan 20bn more than previously planned. According to a report in the official Communist Party of China newspaper...
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CHINA Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has selected Siemens in a €15m contract to supply signalling equipment for the 15km completely-underground extension of Suzhou metro Line 2. Siemens will provide its Trainguard MT automatic train control...
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KYRGYZ Railways (KTZ) signed a contract with JSC Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ), Kazakhstan, on March 31 for a second batch of TE33A Evolution Series locomotives. LKZ has already suppled an initial batch of five of the...