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Taipei metro Line 3 reaches Songshan TAIPEI celebrated the opening of the 8.5km eastern extension of metro Line 3 from Ximen to Songshan on November 15 with a day of reduced fares and free rides for holders of the city's EasyCard contactless smartcard.
mumbai-approves-two-metro-lines
MUMBAI Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has approved the construction of two more metro lines in the city. The 40km 36-station Line 2 will run completely underground from Dahisar in the north to Charkop and Bandra...
hong-kong-reveals-$us-14bn-rail-blueprint
With the latest phase of its rail development set for completion at the end of the decade, Hong Kong is looking to the next stage of network expansion with its 2014 Rail Development Strategy, which...
a-lifeline-for-russia’s-ailing-suburban-services?
Russian suburban services are struggling to achieve what was hoped when the railway market was reformed in Russia in 2001. Vladimir Savchuk, deputy director general of Russia's Institute of Natural Monopolies Research (IPEM), considers what...
CHINA has reportedly begun construction of a 1214km line linking the western Xinjiang Uygar Autonomous Region with the neighbouring province of Qinghai. China's state news agency Xinhua reports that the Yuan 37bn ($US 6bn) line from...
taipei-metro-line-3-reaches-songshan
TAIPEI celebrated the opening of the 8.5km eastern extension of metro Line 3 from Ximen to Songshan on November 15 with a day of reduced fares and free rides for holders of the city's EasyCard...
china-to-provide-loan-for-thai-rail-projects
THE Chinese government has agreed a soft loan for the construction of standard-gauge double-track lines in Thailand, which currently has a metre-gauge rail network. The agreement was signed at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec)...
trial-operation-starts-on-zhuhai-catenary-free-lrt-line
TRIAL operation has begun on a 1.7km section of China's first catenary-free light rail line in Zhuhai in time for the start of the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition. AnsaldoBreda has supplied the...
THERE is little doubt that China is starting to reap the rewards of its long-term railway strategy. This has involved equipping its railway industry with modern technology and expertise, largely through joint ventures with many...
xinjiang-high-speed-line-ready-for-launch
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) confirmed on November 5 that commercial operations will begin on November 16 on the first section of high-speed line in the western region of Xinjiang Uygar. The 530km Urumqi – Hami line...
jr-central’s-chuo-maglev-project-approved
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...