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ALSTOM announced on October 11 that it has begun production at its new locomotive manufacturing facility at Madhepura in the Indian state of Bihar, which will build a new generation…
ALSTOM managing director for west and central Asia Mr Bernard Peille presented the first of 10 type AZ4A Prima passenger locomotives for Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) to ADY deputy chairman Mr…
THE first train for the Lahore metro Orange Line was officially unveiled by Mr Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of the Pakistani province of Punjab at a ceremony at the line’s…
INDIAN Railways (IR) plans to build a hydrogen fuel cell and battery powered 300kW broad-gauge locomotive, and Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi has invited tenders by November 22 for components for…
GUANGZHOU Metro announced on September 30 that it has begun testing on four new sections of line which will add 81.4km to the network by the end of the year.
INDIA’s minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Mr Hardeep Singh Puri and the chief minister of the state of Kerala Mr Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the 5km five-station section of Kochi…
CHINA celebrated the completion of a key north-south rail artery in the west of the country on September 29 with the start of commercial operations on the final section of…
CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) previewed its next generation Shinkansen train, the N700S, on October 1, when journalists were invited to view a driving car bodyshell and interior mock-ups…
JUST two years after the start of construction, testing was officially launched on the first metro line in the Indian city of Nagpur on September 30, when the first trial…
THE noise over the India government’s reported move to write-off the Rs 175bn ($US 2.8bn) contract for 1000 diesel locomotives it signed last November with GE died down on September 28,…
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