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BHARAT Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), India, is inviting high-power locomotive manufacturers to pre-qualify by October 12 for a tender to partner with it in the production and subsequent maintenance of…
BANGLADESH Railways (BR) signed a Taka 5.79bn ($US 71m) contract with Indonesian rolling stock supplier PT Inka in Dhaka on September 14 for 200 metre-gauge coaches.
SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on September 15 that it has awarded SMRT Trains a nine-year contract to operate the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), which is due to open…
INDIAN prime minister Mr Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Mr Shinzo Abe officially launched civil works on India’s first high-speed line on September 14, when the two leaders laid…
THE first high-speed rail project in China to be implemented as a public private partnership (PPP) moved a step closer to the start of construction on September 11, when China…
VIETNAM Railways (VNR) is seeking to invest Dong 4.6 trillion ($US 202m) in new locomotives and rolling stock by 2020, according to a proposal submitted a proposal to the Ministry…
THE chief minister of the Indian state of Telengana Mr K. Chandrashekhar Rao has invited India’s prime minister Mr Narendra Modi to inaugurate the first phase of the Hyderabad metro…
CHINA Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC), the procurement arm of China Railway Corporation (CRC) has awarded CRRC Sifang a contract to supply 10 160km/h EMUs for services to Beijing’s new international…
THE Sagami Railway in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture has taken delivery of its first 10-car 20000 series EMU from Hitachi.
THE Philippines National Economic and Development Authority’s (Neda) Investment Coordination Cabinet Committee (ICC-Cabcom) has approved the first phase of the Japanese-funded Mega Manila Subway Project (MMSP) albeit at a higher…
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