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Cambodia revives rail link to Thai border CAMBODIA moved a step closer to the restoration of rail links between its capital Phnom Penh and Bangkok on April 4 with the launch of passenger services on the 48km section of the Northern Line between Sisophon and Poipet on the border with Thailand.
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QINGDAO opened its first suburban metro line on April 23 with the start of passenger operation on Line 11. The 58.4km line runs northeast from an interchange with Line 2 at Miaoling Road and passes through...
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THE government of Macau special administrative region announced on April 11 that MTR Corporation has been selected for a contract to operate and maintain the Macau LRT Taipa Line. Under the Pataca 5.88bn ($US 730m) 80-month...
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TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has awarded a €340m contract to Siemens to supply 10 more Velaro high-speed trains and to maintain them for three years.This latest order will increase TCDD’s fleet of 300km/h Velaro trains...
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INDIAN Railways’ (IR) Rs 780bn ($US 12bn) plan to install ETCS Level 2 across its entire 67,368km network has run into a hurdle after India’s prime minister Mr Narendra Modi rejected the proposals on cost...
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CAMBODIA’s minister of public works and transport, Mr Sun Chanthol, officially opened a new rail link to Phnom Penh International Airport on April 10. The project involved constructing a 1.6km branch off the Phnom Penh -...
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SHENYANG opened the first addition to its metro network for more than four years on April 8 with the start of trial passenger operation on the 5.3km four-station northern extension of Line 2 from Hangkong...
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INDIAN Railways (IR) plans in mid-April to re-float a global tender for a Rs 27bn ($US 415.5m) contract to manufacture 15 inter-city EMUs in collaboration with a foreign partner, after the Stadler-Medha consortium emerged as...
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MYHSR, which is responsible for building the Malaysian portion of the 350km Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed line, has selected two consortia as project delivery partners to design and implement the civil works for the...
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CAMBODIA moved a step closer to the restoration of rail links between its capital Phnom Penh and Bangkok on April 4 with the launch of passenger services on the 48km section of the Northern Line...
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THE first Nippon Sharyo metro cars for the initial phase of the Jakarta MRT project were unloaded at the Indonesian port of Tanjung Priok on the evening of April 4 after completing their sea voyage...

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