Asia

image
Leaders inaugurate Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway HEADS of state from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia convened at the Port of Baku on October 30 for a ceremony marking the official completion of the 826km Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway.
lta-selects-alstom-for-circle-line-cbtc-contract
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 final extension of the Circle...
indian-railways-seeks-operational-efficiencies-through-digitalisation
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.INDIAN Railways (IR) is the lifeline of the national economy, transporting...
first-finland-china-intermodal-service-launched
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. The departure ceremony for the first Railgate...
china-and-vietnam-to-study-standard-gauge-rail-link
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 signed on November 13 as...
loan-agreed-for-uzbek-electrification-project
THE government of Uzbekistan has signed a $US 80m loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to finance the electrification of the 145.1km Pap - Namangan - Andijan line in the east of the country. The...
uzbekistan-launches-tender-for-electric-locomotives
UZBEKISTAN Railways (UTY) has launched a tender for 24 electric locomotives divided into 16 freight and eight passenger units to address what it describes as a chronic shortage of locomotives and to cater for traffic...
ahmedabad-orders-hyundai-rotem-metro-trains
METRO-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (Mega) has awarded Hyundai Rotem a Won 177.1bn ($US 159m) contract to supply 96 metro cars for Ahmedabad metro Line 1. The vehicles will be assembled at Hyundai Rotem’s plant...
first-noida-metro-train-set-for-december-delivery
THE first metro train for the Noida – Greater Noida Aqua Line left CRRC Nanjing Puzhen’s plant in China on November 2 on the first leg of its journey to India. Trials are expected to begin...
tendering-begins-for-kuala-lumpur-line-mrt3
MALAYSIA’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) issued a tender notice on November 6 for a turnkey contract to construct and equip Kuala Lumpur’s Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Line 3 (MRT3). The winning bidder will...
guangzhou-sets-up-$us-15bn-rail-development-fund
THE Guangzhou Industrial Investment Fund Management (GIIFM) and some local companies have set up a Yuan 10bn ($US 1.52bn) fund to finance the development of the Chinese city’s urban rail network with an initial capital...

Get the latest rail news

Global news and analysis from IRJ, Railway Age and RT&S by email