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DHAKA Mass Transit Company (DMTCL) has awarded a $US 500m lump-sum contract to a joint venture of Marubeni, Japan, and Larsen & Toubro, India for the electro-mechanical contract for Line…
TAIWAN Railway Administration (TRA) has awarded a Won 909.8bn ($US 850m) contract to Hyundai Rotem for 52 10-car 130km/h EMUs to be delivered by 2024.
Lee Seungho, CEO of Supreme Railways, Korea’s first open-access high-speed operator, is a firm believer in the benefits of competition, but as he explained to David Briginshaw in an exclusive…
MALAYSIA’s newly-elected prime minister Mr Mahathir Mohamad announced on May 28 that his government will abandon its commitment to the construction of a high-speed line linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore,…
CHENNAI opened extensions to both of its two operational metro lines on May 25, when Tamil Nadu chief minister, Mr Edappadi Palaniswami, and India’s minister of housing and urban affairs,…
NIPPON Signal, Japan, has awarded Thales a sub-contract to install ETCS Level 1 on rolling stock and the two sections of the Red Line commuter rail line in Bangkok which…
CHINA Railways Corporation (CRC) achieved a 53% increase in pre-tax profit to Yuan 60.8bn ($US 9.5bn) in 2017 compared with 2016, while the profit after tax soared by 69% to…
TRANSMASHHOLDING, Russia, and Hitachi, Japan have agreed to set up a joint venture in Russia to produce traction inverters for passenger trains for Russia, central Asia and Europe.
BANGLADESH Railways (BR) has awarded a Taka 2976m ($US 35m) contract to Hyundai Rotem for the supply of 10 metre-gauge diesel-electric locomotives funded by the Asian Development Bank.
China’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative is promising to restore the ancient Silk Road trading route and provide significant regional economic development. Kevin Smith examines the political and financial challenges…
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