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METRO-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (Mega) has awarded Siemens a €76m contract to provide electrification systems for Phase 1 of the metro network in Ahmedabad, India.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Philippines on January 5 to mark the start of preliminary construction on the first phase of the Manila North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project.
CHINA added nearly 700km to its high-speed network at the end of December with the opening of three new lines.
SHANGHAI Metro started trial running on an extension to Line 9 and the new Line 17 on December 30 which has expanded the network to 637km and 387 stations, thereby…
CHENGDU Railway Corporation has awarded two contracts worth a total of €64m to Alstom, its joint venture partner Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (Satee), and Casco, China, to supply traction…
THE Chinese city of Xiamen opened its first metro line on December 31. The 30.3km line runs north-south and links the mainland with Xiamen Island.
BEIJING Metro opened its first maglev and light rail lines along with its first fully automated driverless metro line on December 30.
GUANGZHOU’s metro network reached 390.6km on December 28 with the start of trial passenger operation on three new lines and an extension of the existing Line 4.
THE first metro line in Guiyang, the capital of China’s southwestern Guizhou province, began carrying passengers on December 28 with the start of trial operation on the initial phase of…
WUHAN added 55.3km to its metro network on December 26 with the opening of two new lines and an extension.
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