Archive for category: Editor’s pick

High-speed railway opens between Hong Kong and China

Photo: MTR Hong Kong.The start of services on the Hong Kong section means that passengers from Hong Kong are now able to connect to 44 mainland destinations using more than 25,000km of high-speed railways.
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Alstom bags its biggest urban rolling stock contract in India

Photo: Alstom.The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited has awarded Alstom a contract worth approximately €315 million to supply 248 metro cars for Mumbai Metro Line 3.
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Pictures: Greater Anglia FLIRT on test

Photo: Greater Anglia.Technicians are checking the performance and operation of the train’s voltage levels, brakes, traction system and pantographs. They are also measuring noise levels and electro-magnetic emissions.
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Newcastle’s first light rail vehicle arrives

Photo: CAF.In July it was transported to the Port of Santander, Spain, where it was loaded onto a special roll-on-roll-off ship bound for the Port of Newcastle.
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RZD International pens light metro agreement with Vietnamese investors

Photo: RZD International.RZD International and Lung Lo Construction have signed a deal to construct a light metro in Vietnam.
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First Kaohsiung tram arrives in Taiwan

Photo: Alstom.The tram, which was manufactured in La Rochelle, France, arrived at the port of Keelung on 2 September and was then delivered to Kaohsiung.
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HS2 phase two MD leaves for job in Canada

Paul Griffiths, the managing director of HS2 phase two, will leave the company at the end of December to become program director for the $40 billion Metrolinx project in Canada.
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Siemens to present world’s first autonomous tram

Photo: Siemens.On a 6km section of the Potsdam tram network, a test tram will drive autonomously in real traffic between September 18-21.
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InnoTrans 2018 Outdoor Display: What to expect?

The Outdoor Display at InnoTrans 2018, which will include around 3,500 metres of track, will feature more than 150 vehicles ranging from regional passenger trains to on-track plant.
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Faster Amsterdam-Berlin train timetabled ahead of InnoTrans

Former German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt opens InnoTrans 2016. Photo: InnoTrans.A spokesperson for NS said it wants to symbolically show it can accelerate the train to Berlin.
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Operations and maintenance contract awarded for Songjiang Tram

Photo: Keolis.This network will open in two phases. The first 13.9km, and its 20 stations, is scheduled to open on December 25.
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