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Korea opens Suseo high-speed line KORAIL subsidiary Supreme Railways launched commercial services on the Suseo high-speed line on December 9, providing a much-needed rail link for the south-eastern areas of Seoul and Gyeonggi province under the Super Rapid Train (SRT) brand.
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INDONESIAN president Mr Joko Widodo and the governor of Jakarta Mr Basuki Tjahaja descended beneath the streets of the capital on February 23 to mark the completion of tunnelling for the first phase of the...
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INDIAN Railways (IR) will adopt Japanese best practice in rail safety under a Memorandum of Cooperation signed by the two countries on February 21. Following a spate of derailments and other accidents, India’s railways minister Mr...
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THE Iranian city of Mashhad added a second line to its metro network on February 20 with the inauguration of an 8km section of the north-south Line 2 from Shohada to Kashfrood. When it is completed,...
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CRRC Dalian, China, has shipped the first two units from a new batch of metre-gauge diesel locomotives for Myanmar Railways. The 100km/h mixed-traffic locomotives are designed specifically for Myanmar with three two-axle bogies to enable operation...
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SIEMENS has won a €40m contract to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the initial two lines of the Nagpur metro in India.Using its Trainguard MT system, Siemens will install CBTC on the two lines...
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LATVIAN Railways (LDZ) freight subsidiary LDZ Logistika has announced plans for the trial operation of a new largely rail-based container service connecting Riga with Mumbai in India. The planned trial will involve transporting containers by sea...
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SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on February 16 that it, along with MyHSR Corporation has appointed a consortium comprising WSP Engineering Malysia, Mott MacDonald Malaysia and Ernst & Young Advisory Services as joint development...
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KNORR-Bremse announced on February 15 that it will supply braking systems to Alstom’s 800 new Prima-E double locomotives for Indian Railways (IR). Alstom will supply the locomotives in a deal awarded in November 2015 worth Rs...
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MASS Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has signed six contracts with a total value of Baht 79.2bn ($US 2.3bn) for the construction of the metro Orange Line. The 22.6km line will connect Thailand Cultural Centre...
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THE president of Azerbaijan Mr Ilham Aliyev officially reopened Baku Central station on February 10 following the completion of a two-year renovation and modernisation project. The facade of the main building, which dates from 1884, has...

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