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India's first driverless metro train on test in Delhi THE inaugural trial run of India's first metro train to be equipped for Unattended Train Operation (UTO) was flagged off by India's urban development minister Mr M Venkaiah Naidu and the chief minister of Delhi Mr Arvind Kejriwal in a ceremony at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's Mukundpur depot on May 17.
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THE Fast consortium, which is constructing lines 4, 5 and 6 of Riyadh's new 176.6km six-line metro, says it has completed 40% of the project and is on course to open the three lines at...
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RIO de Janeiro reached a milestone in its transport preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games on May 23, when the first test train traversed the new metro Line 4. The 16km six-station line links Jardim Oceânico...
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BANGKOK Mass Transit System (BTS) has awarded contracts worth a total of Baht 10.9bn ($US 305m) for two fleets of metro trains. Siemens will supply 22 four-car Inspirosets while CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, China, will...
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THE Indian government has approved plans by the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) for new metro networks in Varanasi and Kanpur which should enable construction to start by the end of this year. The UP...
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Significant passenger growth in the past 12 years is forcing Munich Transport (MVG) to engage in a variety of projects in order to continue to offer a high-level of service. CEO Herbert König reflects on...
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TRIAL passenger operation began on May 18 on the first metro line in Fuzhou, the capital of China's southeastern Fujian province. Trains are now operating on the Sanchajie - Fuzhou South Railway Station section of the...
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THE inaugural trial run of India's first metro train to be equipped for Unattended Train Operation (UTO) was flagged off by India's urban development minister Mr M Venkaiah Naidu and the chief minister of Delhi...
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SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group has awarded a €46m contract to Alstom to modernise 68 metro cars operating on Line 5 of the Shanghai metro and to supply traction equipment for 198 new cars.Shanghai Alstom Transport...
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THE first of 37 Budapest metro trains being refurbished by Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash was handed back to Budapest Transport Company (BKV) at a ceremony in the Hungarian capital on May 11. Metrowagonmash was awarded a €219.2m...
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MALAYSIA's Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT) has awarded two systems and two civil works contracts worth Ringgits 4.2bn ($US 1bn) related to the construction of Line 2 in Kuala Lumpur.HAP Consortium comprising Hyundai Rotem and Posco...