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Indian prime minister inaugurates Kochi metro THE first phase of the metro network in the Indian city of Kochi was inaugurated by Indian prime minister Mr Narendra Modi on June 17.
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THE government of the Australian state of Queensland has given approval for work to begin on Brisbane’s $A 5.4bn ($US 4.07bn) Cross River Rail project, following a commitment in the state budget to fully fund...
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BANGALORE completed the first phase of its metro network on June 18 when India's president Mr Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 12km southern section of the Green Line from Sampige Road to Yelachenahalli. The opening ceremony was...
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AROUND six months later than scheduled, Singapore officially opened the 7.5km Tuas West Extension (TWE) of the East West Line (EWL) on June 16. Commercial services began on June 18 on the four-station elevated extension, which...
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THE first phase of the metro network in the Indian city of Kochi was inaugurated by Indian prime minister Mr Narendra Modi on June 17. Commercial operations began on the 13.3km northern section of the Rs...
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THALES signed two fare collection contracts covering 19 new Cairo metro stations at a ceremony held on June 10 in the presence of Egypt’s transport minister Mr Hesham Arafat. Both contracts are part of the Line...
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CANADIAN prime minister Mr Justin Trudeau announced on June 15 that the federal government will contribute $C 1.28bn ($US 960m) towards the $C 6.04bn cost of constructing Montreal’s Metropolitan Electric Network (REM). The federal government’s decision...
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SHIJIAZHUANG, a city of more than 10 million people and the capital of China’s Hebei province, opened its first metro line on June 14 with the start of trial passenger operation on the Yuan 17.3bn...
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NEW York Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) has announced the launch of the Subway Library, an initiative between the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library, MTA and Transit Wireless, which will provide subway...
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The initial 22km section of Tehran Line 7 from Meydane San’at in the north of the city to Basij in the southeast was inaugurated on June 11. Line 7 has the longest underground section on the...
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ITALIAN State Railways (FS) confirmed on June 9 that it has acquired a 36.7% stake in Milan Metro Line M5 concessionaire Metro 5 from Astaldi, making it the lead shareholder in the consortium. The transaction, which...

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