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IRJ at the UIC Global Freight Conference in Tangier: The Mongolian government plans to invite bids by the end of the year for the first phase of a $US 7bn…
A 10-year agreement was signed in Beijing on October 17 between AnsaldoBreda and China Northern Rolling Stock subsidiary CNR Dalian licensing the Italian company's Sirio low-floor LRV for production in…
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) announced on October 16 that it has concluded negotiations with potential buyers of a 25% plus one share stake in its former subsidiary Freight One, with Independent…
INDIAN Railways (IR) has formulated a new public private partnership (PPP) policy that will allow international suppliers to form joint ventures with existing production units and workshops.
CHINA has opened its second high-speed line in three weeks with the launch of commercial services on October 16 on the 131km line between Hefei and Bengbu in the eastern…
THE first of 73 three-car Bombardier Movia C951 driverless metro trains for Singapore's Downtown Line was unloaded today at the port of Jurong, two weeks ahead of schedule.
TRIAL operation began on October 8 on the 921km high-speed line linking Harbin in northeastern China with Changchun, Shenyang and Dalian on the Bohai Straits. Commercial operation is expected to…
THE first of 10 pre-series KZ8A 25kV ac freight locomotives was unveiled today in Belfort, France, by the president of Alstom Transport, Mr Henri Poupart-Lafarge, who was accompanied by the…
TWO consortia consisting of Indonesian state-owned and Japanese companies are in the running for construction of the underground section of Jakarta's first metro line.
THE Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has given bidders an extra month to submit pre-qualification documents for a Pesos 30bn ($US 720m) contract for the civil works to…
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