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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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A refurbished train entered service on the metro network in the Armenian capital Yerevan at the end of December, coinciding with the launch of 4G internet services on the 15km system. 4G services are being offered...
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THE first completed train for the Taichung MRT Green Line was officially presented to the deputy commissioner of Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems (Dorts) in a ceremony at Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) plant...
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THE first container train from China to Britain arrived at DB Cargo’s London Eurohub terminal in Barking on schedule on January 18, having left Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, southeast of Shanghai...
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CHINA Steel Corporation (CSC) has awarded Thales a contract to supply signalling systems for the light rail Circular Line in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The current line has 14 stations and the extension will add another 23. The...
A video clip on YouTube titled Seven-Minute Miracle has been viewed more than six million times. It is about a marvellous Shinkansen train cleaning crew finishing their job within seven minutes.A high-ranking official from the...
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China has redoubled its commitment to rail infrastructure investment as it seeks to stave off a slowdown in economic growth and boost development in areas that are poorly served by the network. Keith Barrow looks...
JR East is a private company, so generating earnings is important. To grow earnings, we have to be hungrier and step up the pace of measures. In fiscal 2016, our business results were comparatively favourable....
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NANJING added a seventh line to its metro network on January 18 with the start of trial operation on the first phase of Line 4. The 33.8km line links Longjiang in the west with Xianlinhu in...
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ALSTOM, as leader of a consortium with Colas Rail and Thales, signed a contract on January 17 with Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) to supply electrical and mechanical systems for Hanoi metro Line 3. Operation...
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IN 2015, Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) published its Vision: Rising which outlined our mid and long-term goals and strategies. The overall aim is to develop the innovative technologies that will help the railway...