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Malaysia plans new East Coast Railway THE CEO of Malaysia's Land Transport Authority (Spad) Mr Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah says the authority is currently engaged in a request for information (RFI) process for contracts to build a new East Coast Railway that will connect major towns and cities in the east of the peninsula.
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BANGKOK Mass Transit System (BTS) has awarded contracts worth a total of Baht 10.9bn ($US 305m) for two fleets of metro trains. Siemens will supply 22 four-car Inspirosets while CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, China, will...
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THE Indian government has approved plans by the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) for new metro networks in Varanasi and Kanpur which should enable construction to start by the end of this year. The UP...
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KOREA's national train operator Korail has selected Hyundai Rotem to supply a fleet of 30 HEMU-250 trains for operation on the new Gyeongjeon line to Masan in the south of the country in 2020. The Won...
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CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles plans to start a six-month testing programme with China's first hybrid-power train at the China Academy of Railway Sciences in June. The train is currently undergoing technical debugging in Jilin province. The...
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TRIAL passenger operation began on May 18 on the first metro line in Fuzhou, the capital of China's southeastern Fujian province. Trains are now operating on the Sanchajie - Fuzhou South Railway Station section of the...
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THE inaugural trial run of India's first metro train to be equipped for Unattended Train Operation (UTO) was flagged off by India's urban development minister Mr M Venkaiah Naidu and the chief minister of Delhi...
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THE prime minister of Malaysia Mr Najib Razak confirmed on May 17 that he expects to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with his Singaporean counterpart Mr Lee Hsien Loong in July setting out conditions...
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SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group has awarded a €46m contract to Alstom to modernise 68 metro cars operating on Line 5 of the Shanghai metro and to supply traction equipment for 198 new cars.Shanghai Alstom Transport...
sri-lanka-completes-colombo-electrification-study
THE first phase of a programme to electrify the suburban rail network around the Sri Lankan capital Colombo will cost around $US 300m, according to a recently-completed study. Phase 1 of the Colombo Suburban Railway Project...
malaysia-plans-new-east-coast-railway
THE CEO of Malaysia's Land Transport Authority (Spad) Mr Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah says the authority is currently engaged in a request for information (RFI) process for contracts to build a new East Coast Railway...