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A new section of the Chengdu Metro in Western China has begun commercial service. Phase 2 of Line 4 – which is 20.3km long with 14 stations – was official opened today (June 2), 18 months after Phase 1 was

INDIA’s minister of urban development Mr Venkaiah Naidu and the chief minister of Delhi Mr Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the 5.2km northern extension of the Delhi metro Violet Line from ITO to Kashmere Gate on May 28. The extension includes new

BANGLADESH: The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese contractors to regauge and double-track the Dhaka – Chittagong main line via Akhaura and Comilla. According to Railways Minister M Mazibul Hoque, the work is to be undertaken by

SHANGHAI Metro has placed a Yuan 543m ($US 78m) contract with the CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport joint venture for additional cars for Line 2. Delivery is scheduled to start in January 2018 and should be completed by November 2018.The

GE Transportation announced on April 12 that it has completed the acquisition of a 50% stake in JSC Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ) from Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ). Established in 2009 as a 50:50 joint venture between KTZ and Transmashholding, Russia, LKZ

A record-breaking high-speed train is under construction between Tokyo and Nagoya City, a distance of 286 kilometres, with a planned extension to Osaka, another 139km. Called Chuo Shinkansen and under construction since 2014, the bullet-train line is expected to connect

GE Transportation has delivered the first seven of 55 Evolution Series locomotives to Pakistan Railways. Designed for the harsh environmental conditions of Pakistan, the locomotives have a capacity of 4,500hp, an 8,000l fuel tank, and are each capable of pulling

The Japanese government is set to start this year a full-fledged program to train specialists to run and maintain India’s first high-speed train service, which is to be operated from 2023 with Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train technology. It is estimated

Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the delivery of the first BOMBARDIER INNOVIA automated people mover (APM) 300 vehicle to the city of Shanghai. The first of its type in China, the vehicle is from an order placed in June 2015 by

THE preferred route alignment for Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link was revealed on March 8, when prime minister Mr Najib Razak visited the offices of the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) in Kuala Lumpur to officially launch a three month