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First North East Line trains arrive in Singapore THE first of 18 driverless metro trains being built in China by Shanghai Alstom Transport (Satco) for the North East Line has arrived in Singapore.
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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...
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IZMIR Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey, is trying to obtain a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to fund the acquisition of additional light metro trains. If the loan application is successful, Izmir plans...
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THE first of 18 driverless metro trains being built in China by Shanghai Alstom Transport (Satco) for the North East Line has arrived in Singapore. The trains are part of a larger order for 42...
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STADLER Rail has formed a joint venture in Azerbaijan with local partner International Railway Distribution as part of its strategy to increase sales in the CIS region. Stadler will hold a 51% share in the new...
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With new high-speed railways being built in areas susceptible to natural disasters, it is imperative that these railways' emergency management strategies minimise the impact of such situations on passenger safety. With Taiwan experiencing one of...
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TAIWAN Railways Administration (TRA) launched through electric services between Taipei and Taitung on July 16, following the completion of electrification on the 166km section of the East Coast Main Line between Hualien and Taitung. Line speeds...
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KIROW, Germany, has secured its first orders for rail cranes from Japan with contracts to supply vehicles for both the conventional 1067mm-gauge network and standard-gauge Shinkansen lines. Itochu Construction Machinery has ordered two Multi Tasker 810...
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OUTLINING structural reforms for India's rail network by splitting the policy making and operational functions, India's BJP-led NDA government has backed the previous UPA government's initiatives to allow 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the...
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JR EAST has released artist's impressions of its forthcoming E235 EMU, which will enter service from next year on the Yamanote Line, one of the busiest commuter lines in Tokyo, which carries around 3.8 million...