Beijing starts new airport rail line project

Work has begun on a fast transit railway linking south Beijing to the city’s upcoming new airport. The 41.36-kilometer new airport line will allow trains to run at maximum 160 kph, the fastest intra-city rail transit in China. The line is being built by a public private partnership and will open in 2019 with the…

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Bangalore Airport may benefit a rail link

The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has engaged RITES, a Government of India entity, to prepare a feasibility report on upgrading rail infrastructure between the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) serving the city of Bangalore, and the Yesvantpur railway station, in the Indian state of Karnataka. This is one of the many options the government…

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China and Malaysia partner for railway expertise training

China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) signed an agreement with Malaysian partners on a joint railway expertise training program to facilitate Malaysia’s railway development. The training programme, which is sponsored by CCCC and operated by Malaysia Rail Link Company and Universiti Malaysia Pahang, would nurture skilled workers for Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) electric…

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Moscow to convert radial lines

The Moscow city authorities, together with Moscow Region, Russian Railways and the Ministry of Transport will discuss a possibility to convert radial railway lines into thorough diametres. “Every diametre, for example, from Zelenograd to Balashikha or Podolsk, will work like the Moscow Central Circle (MCC),” Sergei Sobyanin said. Beside this project, Moscow will improve traffic…

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Ukrzaliznytsia and General Electric could launch locomotive production in 2018

“Ukrainian Railway Company (Ukrzaliznytsia) and General Electric Transportation could launch in 2018 the production of locomotives, with localization in Ukraine”, announced Ukrainian Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman.   According to the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelian, a final agreement on the establishment of a joint-venture could be signed this November. The Minister of Infrastructure said…

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German rail industry to annually grow by 3.4%

Germany’s market volume for products and services will rise by an average of 3.4% per year over the next five years, according to the latest report made by SCI Verkehr GmbH. The market volume for infrastructure, system technology and rolling stock will increase from EUR 12.5 billion (in 2016) to EUR 14.6 billion by 2021.…

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Indian Railways to improve digital services for passengers

The Indian Railways will launch soon a revamped website and a new Android-based Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) mobile app to ensure faster and easier ticket-booking and help passengers plan their journeys better. The new website will be passenger-friendly, clutter-free with easier log-in and navigation and will not have the problem of getting…

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