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INDIA’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has sanctioned six proposals worth Rs 116bn ($US 1.8bn) for track-doubling and electrification works, as well as a new line project, covering the…
THE first completed metro cars for the Jakarta MRT project arrived at the Japanese port of Toyohashi on March 1 in readiness for shippment to Indonesia.
KUALA Lumpur operator Prasarana has awarded a consortium of Siemens and Rasma Corporation a contract for the supply and installation of signalling and train control equipment for LRT3, a planned…
DYNAMIC testing of the first Alstom Prima T8 double-unit electric locomotive for Indian Railways (IR) has begun at the Electric Locomotive Factory at Madhepura in the Indian state of Bihar.
THE board of the Asian Development Bank has approved a $US 360m loan for Bangladesh Railways (BR) to finance the modernisation of the company’s locomotive and rolling stock fleet.
MITSUBISHI Electric has delivered wayside and onboard radio equipment for the first deployment of Communciations-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the Tokyo metro network.
GE Transportation officially presented the first of 1000 Evolution Series diesel locomotives for Indian Railways (IR) to Mr Ashwin Lohani, chairman of the IR board, at a ceremony at Alambagh…
PLANS to extend the 1520mm-gauge network from Kosice, Slovakia, to Vienna by building a €6.5bn 400km electrified freight-only line, have been revived. The line would improve access to Europe for…
INDIA’s Rs 27bn ($US 417m) project to manufacture the first lot of 15 inter-city EMUs under a transfer-of-technology agreement with a foreign partner appears to have hit a roadblock once…
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) signed a new five-year agreement on February 19 with Evraz for the supply of 3.2 million tonnes rail products worth Roubles 111.7bn ($US 2bn) using a formula-based…
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