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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) signed a new five-year agreement on February 19 with Evraz for the supply of 3.2 million tonnes rail products worth Roubles 111.7bn ($US 2bn) using a formula-based…
A consortium of Team Group, Thailand, and Egis, France, has been appointed project consultant for the Baht 53.5bn ($US 1.7bn) Bangkok Pink Line monorail public-private partnership (PPP) project.
LIGHT Rail Manila Corporation has awarded a contract to Voith, Germany, to replace the traction and auxiliary inverters and the vehicle control systems on 24 LRVs with an option for…
MALAYSIAN engineering firm George Kent announced to the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange on February 12 that it has reached an agreement with Siemens, Alstom, Italian State Railways (FS) and Porr,…
INDIA’s finance minister Mr Arun Jaitley has announced a budget of Rs 1.48 trillion ($US 23.3bn) for Indian Railways (IR) for 2018-19, which is the highest in IR’s history and…
IRJ Pro market researcher Jonny Dearden reviews the winners and losers in the rolling stock market in 2017.
SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group has awarded the Thales SEC Transport (TST) joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric a contract to equip the new Line 14 for driverless operation as…
SOUTH Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Rail Network Authority opened a new section of the Donghae Line from Pohang to Yeongdeok on January 26.
RZD Logistics and its Vietnamese partner, Ratraco, which is 35%-held by Vietnam Railways (VR), have successfully completed a test intermodal rail freight service between the Vorsino Freight Village, southwest of…
JOURNEY times between major cities in southwestern China were reduced dramatically on January 25 with the opening of a new direct line between Chongqing and Guiyang.
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