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Trial operation begins on new Taipei Taoyuan airport line TRIAL operation began on February 2 on the new express metro link between Taipei and Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan’s busiest, ahead of the start of a limited service on February 16 and full operation on March 2.
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INDONESIAN president Mr Joko Widodo and the governor of Jakarta Mr Basuki Tjahaja descended beneath the streets of the capital on February 23 to mark the completion of tunnelling for the first phase of the...
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TUNNEL boring on the Red Line of the Tel Aviv metro started four months ahead of schedule on February 19. Half of the 24km line will be underground.Eight tunnel boring machines will work in pairs...
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BRUSSELS Transport (Stib) has awarded a consultancy contract to a consortium of Systra, Geste and Tractebel to assist with the introduction of communications-based train control (CBTC) on metro lines 1 and 5. The six-year contract covers...
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THE Iranian city of Mashhad added a second line to its metro network on February 20 with the inauguration of an 8km section of the north-south Line 2 from Shohada to Kashfrood. When it is completed,...
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THE Prime Minister of Denmark Mr Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the mayor of Copenhagen Mr Frank Jensen witnessed the completion of tunnelling on the Cityringen orbital metro line on the morning of February 20, when...
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SIEMENS has won a €40m contract to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the initial two lines of the Nagpur metro in India.Using its Trainguard MT system, Siemens will install CBTC on the two lines...
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PANAMA Metro has invited expressions of interest for a contract to carry out a pre-feasibility study for lines 4 and 5. The study will examine physical, socioeconomic and urban development factors and will also consider suitable...
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NORTH Milan Railways (FNM) confirmed on February 14 that it is talks with Milan urban transport operator Milan Transport (ATM) regarding a possible merger. Following media reports, FNM issued a statement confirming it had begun “preliminary...
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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the United States’ largest public transit agency. Kevin Smith reflects on outgoing chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast’s recent interview with Railway Age editor-in-chief William Vantuono, where he outlined...
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MASS Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has signed six contracts with a total value of Baht 79.2bn ($US 2.3bn) for the construction of the metro Orange Line. The 22.6km line will connect Thailand Cultural Centre...

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