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Shanghai expands metro network to 637km SHANGHAI Metro started trial running on an extension to Line 9 and the new Line 17 on December 30 which has expanded the network to 637km and 387 stations, thereby maintaining its position as the world’s largest metro network.
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CHINA’s urban rail trackage surpassed 5000km at the end of 2017, according to statistics published by the China Urban Rail Transit Association. Following a flurry of openings in the final week of the year, a total...
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SEOUL Metro, the operator of metro lines 1-8 in the Korean capital, has signed an agreement to support the construction and operation of an urban rail line in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang. Under the...
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A full-size mock-up of the next generation of rolling stock for the Brussels metro has gone on public display as part of the WeAreMobility exhibition, which is being held alongside the Brussels International Motor Show...
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SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) is set to introduce its first Fleet of the Future cars into passenger service within the next few days after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted conditional...
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A bilateral agreement setting the terms for the development of a cross-border urban rail link between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, was signed by the transport ministers of the two countries on January 16 in...
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IRJ Pro market researcher Jonny Dearden looks at the big projects likely to hit the headlines this year. Singapore - Kuala Lumpur HSLOriginally proposed in the 1990s, plans for a high-speed rail link between the Malaysian...
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BARCELONA metro operator TMB has signed an agreement with a group of Korean companies and technological institutions to carry out trials with vertically-opening platform screen doors at one of its stations. The Vertical Platform Screen Door...
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THE Municipality of Amsterdam announced on January 11 that construction has been completed on the North-South Line, 15 years after work began on the project and more than a decade after it was due to...
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METRO-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (Mega) has awarded Siemens a €76m contract to provide electrification systems for Phase 1 of the metro network in Ahmedabad, India. In addition to the 750V dc third rail electrification...
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SHANGHAI Metro started trial running on an extension to Line 9 and the new Line 17 on December 30 which has expanded the network to 637km and 387 stations, thereby maintaining its position as the...

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