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HYPERLOOP Transportation Technologies (TT) has announced plans to launch a Chinese entity and begin work on China’s first hyperloop, starting with a commercial agreement with Tongren Transportation and Tourism Investment…
SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group announced on July 18 that it has taken delivery of the city’s 5000th metro car.
CHINA’s top economic planning authority, the National Development and Reform Commission has approved the construction of the western section of a high-speed line linking Baotou, the second-largest city in Inner…
The rapid expansion of China’s high-speed rail network has gone hand-in-hand with the development of the Chinese Train Control System (CTCS). Dr Mo Zhisong, director of the signalling division at…
BANGLADESH Railway (BR) started work on the Padma Rail Link project on July 3 after signing a $US 2.6bn loan with Chinese Exim Bank for the project on April 27.
TEST operations have begun on the Hanoi metro Line 2A between Cat Linh and Ha Dong in the Vietnam capital, with the line connected to the national power grid at…
TAIPEI City Government’s Systemwide E&M Project Office (Sempo) has awarded Alstom and Taiwanese engineering and contracting services company CTCI a contract to supply an integrated metro system for Taipei metro…
SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) saw a 139% increase in the number of passengers on its trains during the second quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year with…
AFTER a 45-year hiatus, Cambodia Royal Railway restored passenger services between the country’s capital and the Thai border on July 4 with the inauguration of the final section of the…
SRI LANKA’s Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development announced on July 1 that land acquisition has begun for the first light metro line in Colombo following the completion of a…
TESTING of the first driverless metro train for Singapore’s Thomson-East Coast Line is underway at Mandai depot in the north of the island in preparation for the opening of the…
JOURNEY times between the Pearl River Delta and the western part of China’s Guangdong province were shortened significantly on July 1 with the opening of a new 200km/h line from…
ALSTOM presented the first Prima T8 AZ8A electric freight locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) on June 27 during an event at its site in Astana, Kazakhstan.
HYUNDAI Rotem has been awarded a Won 542.4bn ($US 484.5m) contract to produce 80 driverless metro cars for Taoyuan, a city in the northwest of Taiwan. Earlier this year, the…
A memorandum of understanding on the construction of a rail link between Tibet and Nepal was signed in Beijing on June 21 by China’s president, Mr Xi Jinping, and Nepalese…
GERMAN Rail (DB) has signed a framework agreement with CRRC Zhuzhou for 20 “AZLok” hybrid shunting locomotives to be used by infrastructure manager DB Netz, possibly as maintenance and emergency…
AFTER a three-year hiatus, passenger services resumed between Tabriz in northwest Iran and Van, Turkey on June 18.
THE Delhi metro network reached the city of Bahadurgarh in Haryana state on June 24 with the opening of the 11.2km western extension of the Green Line (Line 5) from…
KOREA's national operator Korail opened the 23.3km-long Seohae Line in Gyeonggi Province on June 16, with the new commuter line located east of the capital and connected to the Seoul…
SHENZHEN Airport has awarded the CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS) joint venture a Yuan 453m ($US 69.9m) contract to install a Bombardier Innovia automated peoplemover (APM) 300 system.
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