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Cambodia completes Phnom Penh - Poipet reconstruction 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 reconstructed Phnom Penh - Poipet line.
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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 Mongolia, with Yinchuan, the capital...
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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 China Railway Corporation, who was...
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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.Officials told The Financial Express the...
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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 the beginning of July. Hanoi Metro...
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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 Line 7 phase one. The...
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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 an extra 46,000 passengers using...
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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 reconstructed Phnom Penh - Poipet...
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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 feasibility study commissioned by Japan...
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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 first phase of the line...
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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 Jiangmen to Maoming. The 271km line...

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