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Japan breaks maglev speed record CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) set a new maglev world speed record on April 16, when a manned seven-car L0 series train reached 590km/h on the company's test track between Uenohara and Fuefuki in Yamanashi prefecture.
trials-begin-on-taipei-airport-metro-line
DYNAMIC testing has begun on a new express metro link between Taipei and Taiwan's busiest airport, Taoyuan International, which was used by 35.8 million passengers last year. Construction began in 2006 on the 35km Taoyuan International...
first-fuzhou-metro-train-emerges
THE first of 28 six-car trains for the initial phase of the metro network in Fuzhou, the capital of China's Fujian province was ceremonially rolled out of the CNR Tangshan Railway Vehicle plant in nearby...
manila-metro-line-3-gets-signalling-upgrade
THE government of the Philippines has allocated Peso 1.21bn ($US 27.35m) from its 2015 budget to the Department of Transportation and Communications to fund upgrades to Manila metro Line 3. Specifically the money will fund a...
frauscher-to-supply-axle-counters-for-delhi-cbtc-project
NIPPON Signal, Japan, which is installing communications-based train control (CBTC) on the new Line 8 in Delhi, has awarded a contract to Frauscher India to supply ACS2000 axle counters as a fall-back track vacancy detection...
china-approves-hohhot-metro-plan
A construction plan for the first phase of the metro network in the Inner Mongolian capital Hohhot was approved by China's State Council on April 15. By 2020 Hohhot plans to build two lines totalling 51.4km...
funding-agreed-for-jakarta-airport-rail-link
INDONESIAN Railways (PT KAI) and its Railink subsidiary have secured syndicated loans worth a total of Rs 2 trillion ($US 155m) to fund construction of a rail link between central Jakarta and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. KAI...
RUSSIA's prime minister Mr Dmitry Medvedev has instructed the minister of transport Mr Maxim Sokolov to remove all obstacles to allow the start of construction of the Russian section of a rail link across the...
indian-railways-to-order-200km-h-trains
INDIAN Railways (IR) says it is preparing to launch a tender for a fleet of fixed-formation 200km/h trains and will hold a pre-bid conference for prospective suppliers this month. Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, and Talgo are expected...
presidential-opening-for-almaty-metro-extension
KAZAKH president Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev inaugurated the southern extension of Almaty metro Line 1 to Moskva on April 18. The 2.9km extension from Alatau runs underground for its entire length and includes one intermediate station at...
japan-breaks-maglev-speed-record
CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) set a new maglev world speed record on April 16, when a manned seven-car L0 series train reached 590km/h on the company's test track between Uenohara and Fuefuki in...