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CONSTRUCTION was officially launched on the 113.5km Dunhua - Baihe high-speed line in China’s northeastern Jilin province on August 8.
TRIAL operation began on the initial phase of Beijing maglev Mentougou Line (Line S1) on August 5.
THE first fully-painted ES43ACmi Evolution Series diesel locomotive for Indian Railways (IR) has emerged from GE Transportation’s plant in Erie, Pennsylvania on August 3 and is due to be shipped…
THE autonomous region of Inner Mongolia joined China’s high-speed network on August 3 with the opening of the 126km Hohhot - Ulanqab section of the 287km Hohhot - Zhangjiakou high-speed…
INDIA’s cabinet gave the go-ahead on August 3 for three track-doubling and electrification projects in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which have a total value of Rs 36.2bn ($US…
PRASARANA Malaysia has awarded a Ringgits 1.56bn ($US 360m) contract to supply 42 driverless trains for Kuala Lumpur metro Line LRT3 to a consortium of CRRC Zhuzhou, Siemens China, and…
CHINA’s bold Belt and Road Initiative to develop new rail links to Europe and southeast Asia poses difficult questions regarding the title and security rights of rolling stock crossing borders,…
THE first low-floor LRV for Foshan’s light rail Nanhai Line was officially unveiled at the CRRC Qingdao Sifang plant in China’s Shandong province on July 28.
TRIAL operation began on the first light rail line in Wuhan on July 28, with the launch of 28 days of free travel on the 16.8km Line T1, which serves…
THE Thai cabinet has approved a Baht 101bn ($US 3bn) project to double the length of the Purple Line of the Bangkok metro by adding 23.6km from Tao Poon south…
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