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DALIAN’s metro network reached 160km on June 7 with the start of trial operation on three newly-completed extensions.
PAKISTAN Railways (PR) signed a contract with GE Transportation in Islamabad on June 7 for 20 1676mm-gauge C20EMP diesel locomotives.
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has rolled out the first of 40 Citadis low-floor LRVs for Chengdu light rail Line 2.
THE first rail consignment of Volvo S90 cars built in Daqing, China, arrived at a distribution centre in Zeebrugge on May 31, coinciding with a visit by Chinese premier Mr…
SEOUL metro operators, Korea, Seoul Metro and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT) merged on May 31 following a majority vote from the unions of both corporations in November 2016.
TRACKLAYING has reportedly commenced on a 1213km line connecting China’s western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with the neighbouring province of Qinghai.
THE government of the Indian state of Haryana has approved the construction of a 4.9km northern extension of the Delhi metro Red Line from Narela to Kundli.
THE first of 1000 1676mm-gauge Evolution Series locomotives for Indian Railways (IR) was unveiled at the company’s plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, on June 1.
KAZAKHSTAN’s president Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev inaugurated a new main station in the country’s capital Astana on May 31.
CHENGDU metro Line 4 almost doubled in length on June 2 with the opening of two Phase 2 extensions, which have a total length of 20.3km.
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