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THE first Alstom Citadis 305 LRV for Kaohsiung left Alstom’s plant in La Rochelle, France, on July 25 on the initial leg of its journey to Taiwan.
Rail freight traffic between China and Europe has grown rapidly since China introduced a range of measures, including subsidies, to make rail more attractive to shippers. David Briginshaw reports from…
CHINA’s top economic planning authority, the National Development and Reform Commission approved the third phase of the Suzhou metro network on August 14, authorising the construction of four lines totalling…
Turkey is transforming its national railway into a modern network with plans in place to extend its two-line 1213km high-speed network to 11,000km by 2023. In an exclusive interview with…
THE Indian Ministry of Railways and Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (Jica) have agreed to work together to improve safety on Indian Railways.
MALAYSIA’s prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed on August 13 that he is seeking to cancel a contract for the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), a year…
GREENBRIER announced on August 8 it has acquired a 68% stake in Turkish freight wagon manufacturer Rayvag, expanding its European operations in an area it says offers a key connection…
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) shaved five minutes off the Beijing - Tianjin journey time on August 8 with the restoration of 350km/h operation on the 117km high-speed line between the…
THE United States Congress is moving towards a one-year ban on the use of federal funding for the purchase rolling stock from Chinese government-owned or subsidised companies, according to Mr…
THE project director of Hong Kong’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) has resigned and MTR CEO Mr Lincoln Leong Kwokkuen is to retire early in the wake of recent issues…
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