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Go-ahead for 80km of metro lines in Chengdu CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed on May 18 that it has approved the next phase of the metro network in Chengdu, which encompasses the construction of 79.1km of new lines by 2020.
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CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed on May 18 that it has approved the next phase of the metro network in Chengdu, which encompasses the construction of 79.1km of new lines by 2020. Line...
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THE government of Panama announced on May 14 that it has selected Consorcio Linea 2, a consortium of Constructora Norberto Odebrecht, Brazil, and FCC Construcciones, Spain, to build the second metro line in Panama City. The...
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A shortage of suitable DMU stock means operators on many regional and suburban routes inBritain are struggling to cope with an inadequate fleet of ageing trains. One solution could be the conversion of former London...
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CONTRACTORS working on Rome metro Line C completed a 5.4km, six-station extension of the driverless line from Parco di Centocelle to Lodi on April 30. Rome metro is currently carrying out line tests ahead of...
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CONSTRUCTION of the first phase of Hyderabad's metro network reached a milestone on May 8 with the first trial run on the 4.4km northern section of Line 1 between the depot at Miyapur and Kukatpally. According...
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THE Economic, Budget and Finance committee of the Legislative Council of the federal district of Brasilia has approved a bill allowing the local government to proceed with a Reais 737.1m ($US 241.1m) loan agreement to...
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MORE than 7100 passengers took part in six hours of complimentary trial operations on Dalian metro Line 2 on April 30, with 11 trains carrying out more than 100 pilot runs.   The 20.6km line runs from...
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BUENOS Aires metro authority Sbase president Mr Juan Pablo Piccardo has announced that the authority is set to launch a tender this year to construct the first stage of metro Line F from Constitution Plaza...
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MILAN celebrated the opening of five stations on the 7.4km east-west extension of Line 5 on April 29, just two days before the inauguration of Expo 2015. The new stations are: Domodossola FNM, Lotto, Segesta, San...
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THE FIRST of 22 Alstom Metropolis trains for the Los Teques metro has left the French port of Le Havre on its three-week sea voyage to Venezuela. The six-car trains are being assembled at Alstom's Valenciennes...