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KOREA's national operator Korail opened the 23.3km-long Seohae Line in Gyeonggi Province on June 16, with the new commuter line located east of the capital and connected to the Seoul…
SHENZHEN Airport has awarded the CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS) joint venture a Yuan 453m ($US 69.9m) contract to install a Bombardier Innovia automated peoplemover (APM) 300 system.
HYUNDAI Rotem says it has developed a bogie which enables low-floor LRVs to operate on tracks with a 15m curve radius, purportedly the tightest in the world.
SIEMENS unveiled the first Inspiro metro train for Bangkok at its consortium partner Bozankaya’s factory in Ankara on June 19, the first of 22 new four-car sets for the Thai…
GERMAN Rail (DB) and Georgian Railway (GR) are looking to strengthen the European and Asian multimodal transport corridors with the signing of an agreement in Berlin on June 12 which…
TAIWAN has officially launched its new Railway Bureau, which will supervise the construction and oversight of the nation’s railways, as well as generate opportunities to export its railway expertise and…
JAPAN’s Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company has awarded Hitachi a contract to supply five six-car suburban EMUs for Tsukuba Express services on its 58km line from Tokyo’s Akihabara station to the…
PHILIPPINE National Railways (PNR) has awarded contracts worth $US 46.4m to PT Inka, Indonesia, for two types of train.
THE Sri Lankan cabinet has approved plans to start the international tender process for a build-operate-transfer (BOT) project to build a rail link to serve Mattala International Airport.
Russia’s passenger rail sector is experiencing dramatic changes in its regulatory environment as the government looks to spur a rolling stock renewal programme by encouraging market competition. Ilya Tereshko, deputy…
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