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THE first test run along the full length of the 643km Xi’an - Chengdu high-speed line took place on November 22, marking a milestone in the construction of the first…
MALAYSIA High-Speed Rail Corporation (MyHSR) published a tender notice on November 22 for a Project Delivery Partner (PDP) to support the planning and delivery of civil infrastructure works on the…
THE Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications has awarded Mitsubishi Corporation and CAF a €225m contract for 30 LRVs for Manila Light Rail Transit Authority’s Line LRT1.
SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has signed a contract with Alstom for the supply of communications-based train control (CBTC), which will support driverless operation on the 4km stage six and…
With India’s railway network suffering from overcapacity, the railway is exploring methods to improve efficiency, as Abhay Sharma, with Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS), explains.
A launch ceremony was held at the Tehola intermodal terminal in Kouvala, Finland, on November 10 to mark the departure of the first Finland - China rail freight service.
A proposal for a new standard-gauge line linking China’s national railway network with cities in northern Vietnam has been included in a bilateral memorandum of understanding on trade which was…
THE government of Uzbekistan has signed a $US 80m loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to finance the electrification of the 145.1km Pap - Namangan - Andijan line in…
UZBEKISTAN Railways (UTY) has launched a tender for 24 electric locomotives divided into 16 freight and eight passenger units to address what it describes as a chronic shortage of locomotives…
METRO-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (Mega) has awarded Hyundai Rotem a Won 177.1bn ($US 159m) contract to supply 96 metro cars for Ahmedabad metro Line 1.
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