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Malaysia unveils East Coast Rail Link alignment THE preferred route alignment for Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link was revealed on March 8, when prime minister Mr Najib Razak visited the offices of the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) in Kuala Lumpur to officially launch a three month public consultation on the project.
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KAZAKHSTAN Railways (KTZ) and Uzbekistan Railways (UTY) held a ceremony on March 22 in Tashkent to mark the arrival of a new twice-weekly overnight service between Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty and the Uzbek capital using...
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THE president of Taiwan Mrs Tsai Ing-wen pledged support on March 18 for the construction of a tram-train link between Taipei and the neighbouring port city of Keelung. Tsai said the Executive Yuan and the Ministry...
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JAPAN’s Tokyu Corporation announced on March 17 that it has ordered three 10-car commuter EMUs for the 31.5km Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, which links Shibuya station in Tokyo with the city’s south western suburbs and Chuo-Rinkan...
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CONSTRUCTION of the 331km high-speed line between China’s eastern cities of Hangzhou and Wenzhou began on March 9. The project is being implemented as public-private partnership, led by the National Development and Reform Comission. The line...
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GE Transportation has unveiled the final design for the 700 3.36MW and 300 4.47MW locomotives it is delivering to Indian Railways (IR). The unveiling coincides with the Hindu festival Holi and GE says that the bright...
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KOREAN national operator Korail tested a 580m, 40-wagon freight train on March 8 between Obong station in Gyeonggi Province and Busanshinhang station in Busan. The test train arrived at Busanshinhang station at 11:28 after departing Obong...
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THE preferred route alignment for Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link was revealed on March 8, when prime minister Mr Najib Razak visited the offices of the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) in Kuala Lumpur to...
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CRRC Qingdao Sifang announced on March 9 that it has been awarded a contract to supply eight hydrogen fuel cell trams for a new light rail line in the Chinese city of Foshan. The 70km/h vehicles...
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ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...
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RZD Logistics, the logistics arm of Russian Railways (RZD), processed more than 56 million tonnes of freight in 2016, a 5% increase year-on-year, with intermodal traffic in particular experiencing significant growth. In total 95,000 TEUs were...

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