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Tibet Railway extension inaugurated THE SECOND phase of the railway network in Tibet was inaugurated on August 15 with the opening of the 253km line linking the Tibetan capital Lhasa to the region's second city Xigaze.
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SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the alignment and station locations on August 15 for the Eastern Region Line (ERL), the island's sixth metro line, which will be operated jointly with the Thomson Line as...
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THE SECOND phase of the railway network in Tibet was inaugurated on August 15 with the opening of the 253km line linking the Tibetan capital Lhasa to the region's second city Xigaze. Construction started in September...
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CONSTRUCTION was officially launched in Barru, Indonesia, on August 12 on the first phase of the railway network on the island of Sulawesi. The first line will run north along the coast from Makassar, the provincial...
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CHINA Northern Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation (CNR) has been awarded a contract to supply a fleet of 60 driverless trains for the first metro line in Beijing to be equipped for Unattended Train Operation...
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IZMIR Metropolitan Municipality has awarded Hyundai-Rotem a $US 80m contract to supply 38 low-floor LRVs for two new light rail lines, which will serve the districts of Konak and Karsiyaka. The Karsiyaka line will be 16.6km...
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TRIAL passenger operation began on August 1 on a new suburban metro line in Nanjing, which serves northern districts of the Chinese city. The 45.2km Nangtian Intercity Line, which is otherwise known as Line S8, runs...
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TRTrans, a 50:50 joint venture between Alstom and Transmashholding (TMH), Russia, has obtained certification for its new 2ES5 double-unit 25kV ac electric locomotive for Russian Railways (RZD). The 8.4MW freight locomotive is the first in...
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THE prime minister of Turkey, Mr Recep Erdogan, officially opened the 245km Eskişehir – Istanbul section of the 533km Ankara – Istanbul high-speed line on July 25.High-speed services will initially terminate at Pendik, a suburban...
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THE Management Authority for Urban Railways (Maur) in Ho Chi Minh City has awarded a contract to the Shimizu Maeda Joint Operation, Japan, to construct a section of the city's first metro line. The Yen...
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DELHI Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued an international tender notice for a contract to supply 124 1676mm-gauge metro cars for Delhi metro lines 1,2, and 3, which are being extended as part of the...