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China opens Hefei - Fuzhou high-speed line JOURNEY times between the capitals of China's Anhui and Fujian provinces were cut in half on June 28 with the launch of commercial services on the 813km Hefei - Fuzhou high-speed line.
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MTR says the Express Rail Link project to construct a high-speed line from West Kowloon in Hong Kong to the Chinese border and Shenzhen is expected to exceed its budget by 30%, or $HK 20bn...
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MALAYAN Railways Corporation (KTMB) has placed its first order for rails with Evraz, Russia.The batch of 2000 tonnes of type 54 E1 rails will be produced at Evraz ZSMK steel plant in Western Siberia and...
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JOURNEY times between the capitals of China's Anhui and Fujian provinces were cut in half on June 28 with the launch of commercial services on the 813km Hefei - Fuzhou high-speed line. The line has been...
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CHENNAI became the seventh Indian city to launch a metro network on June 29, when the chief minister of Tamil Nadu Dr Selvi Jayalalithaa inaugurated the 9km elevated section of Line 2 from Koyambedu to...
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DELHI Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded Bombardier a contract worth around Rs 15bn ($US 228m) to supply 162 broad-gauge metro cars. The vehicles will be assembled in India at Bombardier's Salvi plant in Gujarat with...
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MITSUBISHI Electric has completed the installation of all-silicon carbide (SiC) power modules on an N700 Shinkansen train which JR Central has started to test.These are believed to be the first 3.3kV 1500A tractions systems of...
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THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to provide about $US 6bn to help fund road, rail and regional connectivity projects in Bangladesh.In 2016, ADB will provide support for implementation of phases 1 and 2 of...
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TOKYO Metro and Tobu Railway have decided to have a common design of train which will be introduced on their two networks between 2016 and 2019.The new seven-car EMU, which will be classified series 13,000...
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THE Indian government's Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the prime minister Mr Narendra Modi, has approved a revised cost estimate for the Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) projects of Rs. 814.6bn...
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STATE Railway of Thailand (SRT) has invited bids for a Baht 4.4bn ($US 131m) tender to supply a fleet of new trains for the airport rail link between Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport. SRT requires seven four-car...