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KENYA Railways (KR) celebrated the first day of commercial freight operations on the new standard-gauge Nairobi - Mombasa line on January 1.
SHANGHAI Metro started trial running on an extension to Line 9 and the new Line 17 on December 30 which has expanded the network to 637km and 387 stations, thereby…
UNITED States freight railways transported 27,489,960 wagonloads and intermodal units in 2017, an increase of 3.4% compared with 2016.
BERLIN Transport (BVG) has published a tender requesting planning services for the first major expansion of tram services in the historic centre of Berlin since World War II.
CHENGDU Railway Corporation has awarded two contracts worth a total of €64m to Alstom, its joint venture partner Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (Satee), and Casco, China, to supply traction…
THE Chinese city of Xiamen opened its first metro line on December 31. The 30.3km line runs north-south and links the mainland with Xiamen Island.
BEIJING Metro opened its first maglev and light rail lines along with its first fully automated driverless metro line on December 30.
CATERPILLAR subsidiary Progress Rail has acquired Italian signalling company ECM for an undisclosed sum. The transaction was officially completed on January 2 and ECM will become part of Progress Rail’s…
GERMAN Rail (DB) has received planning approval from the German Rail Authority (EBA) to close and relocate Hamburg Altona terminus station, which is located west of the city centre, to…
US Department of Transportation (USDOT) secretary Ms Elaine Chao has sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, inter-city and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and…
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