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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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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.The PBTS joint venture will deliver an...
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HYUNDAI Rotem says it has developed a bogie which enables low-floor LRVs to operate on tracks with a 15m curve radius, purportedly the tightest in the world.The Korean company says the bogie was developed over...
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SIEMENS unveiled the first Inspiro metro train for Bangkok at its consortium partner Bozankaya’s factory in Ankara on June 19, the first of 22 new four-car sets for the Thai capital’s Green Line extension.Bangkok Mass...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) and Georgian Railway (GR) are looking to strengthen the European and Asian multimodal transport corridors with the signing of an agreement in Berlin on June 12 which lays the foundation for future...
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TAIWAN has officially launched its new Railway Bureau, which will supervise the construction and oversight of the nation’s railways, as well as generate opportunities to export its railway expertise and technology to other nations. The bureau,...
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JAPAN’s Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company has awarded Hitachi a contract to supply five six-car suburban EMUs for Tsukuba Express services on its 58km line from Tokyo’s Akihabara station to the city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki...
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PHILIPPINE National Railways (PNR) has awarded contracts worth $US 46.4m to PT Inka, Indonesia, for two types of train.The contracts comprise a fleet of four DMUs worth $US 21.4m to add to the two DMUs...
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THE Sri Lankan cabinet has approved plans to start the international tender process for a build-operate-transfer (BOT) project to build a rail link to serve Mattala International Airport.The project will involve extending the railway, which...
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Russia’s passenger rail sector is experiencing dramatic changes in its regulatory environment as the government looks to spur a rolling stock renewal programme by encouraging market competition. Ilya Tereshko, deputy head of the Railway Research...
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DHAKA Mass Transit Company (DMTCL) has awarded a $US 500m lump-sum contract to a joint venture of Marubeni, Japan, and Larsen & Toubro, India for the electro-mechanical contract for Line 6, which is the first...

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