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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan for the construction of a $US 2.4bn railway, according to provincial governor Mr Awang…
THE Thai cabinet has approved track-doubling of the main line linking Bangkok, Khon Kaen and Nong Khai near the Laos border, and has endorsed a project to build a new…
THE AFGHAN government says design studies have been completed on the country's second international railway link.
MONGOLIA's ambitious plans to build a railway network that will serve its rapidly growing coal export industry appears to have hit the buffers due to financing difficulties and bureaucratic deadlock.
India's Western Railway (WR) completed the conversion of its dc suburban network in Mumbai to ac on February 4, bringing to an end 84 years of dc operation.
PLANS to build a northeast-southwest metro line across Kuala Lumpur took a significant step forward last month with the announcement that Malaysian companies IJM and Ahmed Zaki Resources (AZRB) have…
PAKISTAN Railways is to issue a tender for a third time for procurement of 150 new locomotives.
SIEMENS presented the first completed Desiro Rus regional emu to Russian Railways (RZD) vice-president Mr Valentin Gapanovich at its plant in Krefeld, Germany, on January 27.
The long-awaited official report into the Wenzhou high-speed train crash in July 2011 cites serious design and management failings as the causes of the accident which killed 40 and injured…
KOREA's national train operator, Korail, is fighting government plans to privatise the operation of a new high-speed service between Seoul Suseo and Busan and Mokpo when a new line opens…
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