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China May 24

DHL adds another China-Europe rail link

DHL Global Forwarding is continuing to expand its rail services between China and Europe with a new connection to Belarus.

China May 22

Construction begins on new high-speed rail line to Xiongan

Construction of the Beijing-Bazhou high-speed rail line, a key link for the capital's new airport and the Xiongan New Area, started Sunday, the China Railway Group announced.

China May 17

European MPs caution OBOR could make continent subservient to China

Members of European Parliament (MEP) have expressed concern over real motives of China's mega 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and cautioned that this project could make Europe politically dependent...

Hongkong Apr 25

Hong Kong’s Airport Express rail line on track for 10 per cent fare increase

The cost of a trip on the Airport Express is set to take off after Hong Kong’s rail operator proposed raising fares by 10.3 per cent – the line’s first increase since it opened 19 years ago.

Hongkong Mar 08

Hong Kong’s MTR Corp net profit drops 21.1pc to HK$10.2b on lower property income

MTR Corp plans to offer seven property projects for tender over the next 12 months

Hongkong Jan 13

Driverless train in Hong Kong offers a peek into the future

New York City’s Second Avenue Subway wasn’t the only big public transit project to open over the weekend.

Taiwan Apr 24

Kaohsiung Circular Light Rail Transit aims to attract 4M riders

Taiwan southern city's Kaohsiung Circular Light Rail Transit (高雄環狀輕軌) will become the metropolis third light rail line that will connect all of its different rail networks and significantly boost...

Taiwan Apr 06

Kaohsiung’s 2nd light rail to begin testing in 2018

The second phase of the circular light rail system in Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung will begin testing in September 2018, according to Kaohsiung City's Mass Rapid Transit Bureau.

Taiwan Apr 03

Railway research center is necessary, Taiwan bureau says

The Bureau of High Speed Rail on Tuesday defended the necessity of establishing a railway research and certification center, saying it would serve as the last piece of the nation’s railway...

South Asia Mar 08

India seeks NRI funds from UAE to fuel railway expansion

Indian railways has been in discussion with the World Bank and pension funds to meet the huge investment needs estimated at $140 billion over five years.

South Asia Oct 04

$1.5 Billion ADB Rail Project will Develop Southeast Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $1.5 billion to Bangladesh to build a dual-gauge railway line that will bring key trade and tourism to the southernmost parts of Bangladesh.

South Asia Jun 01

Kuala Lumpur LRT3 preliminary designer chosen

Systra is to undertake preliminary design for Line LRT3 in Kuala Lumpur, the company announced on May 24.

S.E. Asia May 26

Thai-Sino high-speed rail work could start by August

The cabinet will be asked to approve the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project, linking Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, next month, kickstarting construction as soon as August -- more than a year...

S.E. Asia May 24

Significant ‘first order’ for expansion overseas with $4.5b funding

China and Indonesia have officially signed a deal for a Chinese bank to issue a $4.5 billion loan to a high-speed railway in Indonesia, ending months of negotiations on financing the long-stalled...

S.E. Asia May 12

'One Belt, One Road' beneficial, Indonesian president told in HK

The chief executive of Hong Kong, C.Y. Leung, told visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo Monday

N.E. Asia May 26

Japan inc less than excited about Belt and Road

A new survey showed Japanese companies have little interest in the China-led One Belt, One Road initiative, with only 5% saying they would participate.

N.E. Asia May 23

Korail completes trial operation of Korea’s longest freight train

South Korea’s public railway operator Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail) said on Thursday that it has successfully test-run

N.E. Asia May 23

Pushing back against China's One Belt One Road, India, Japan build strategic 'Great Wall'

India and Japan are together embarking upon multiple infrastructure projects across Africa, Iran, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia in what could be viewed as pushback against China’s massive, unilateral...

AUS / NZ May 10

Budget 2017 Includes A $10 Billion Program To Fix Australia's Rail Network

The 2017-18 Federal Budget just unveiled in Australia's parliament includes a huge splash of cash to improve the quality of rail throughout Australia

AUS / NZ Jan 19

Planning approval for Sydney Metro under the Harbour

Construction starts this year with planning approval received for Sydney Metro between Chatswood and Sydenham, including new twin rail tunnels under Sydney Harbour and through the CBD.

AUS / NZ Nov 15

Sydney metro west: New underground link will ease western line congestion

NSW Premier Mike Baird has unveiled plans for a new $10 billion metro rail line from the city to Parramatta snaking through the Bays Precinct and Olympic Parkm.

N.E. Asia May 26

Japan inc less than excited about Belt and Road

A new survey showed Japanese companies have little interest in the China-led One Belt, One Road initiative, with only 5% saying they would participate.

S.E. Asia May 26

Thai-Sino high-speed rail work could start by August

The cabinet will be asked to approve the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project, linking Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, next month, kickstarting construction as soon as August -- more than a year...

S.E. Asia May 24

Significant ‘first order’ for expansion overseas with $4.5b funding

China and Indonesia have officially signed a deal for a Chinese bank to issue a $4.5 billion loan to a high-speed railway in Indonesia, ending months of negotiations on financing the long-stalled...

China May 24

DHL adds another China-Europe rail link

DHL Global Forwarding is continuing to expand its rail services between China and Europe with a new connection to Belarus.

N.E. Asia May 23

Korail completes trial operation of Korea’s longest freight train

South Korea’s public railway operator Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail) said on Thursday that it has successfully test-run

N.E. Asia May 23

Pushing back against China's One Belt One Road, India, Japan build strategic 'Great Wall'

India and Japan are together embarking upon multiple infrastructure projects across Africa, Iran, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia in what could be viewed as pushback against China’s massive, unilateral...

N.E. Asia May 22

Japan would consider joining China-led AIIB if doubts are dispelled, Abe says

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he could be open to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank if questions surrounding its projects’ environmental impacts and other issues are...

China May 22

Construction begins on new high-speed rail line to Xiongan

Construction of the Beijing-Bazhou high-speed rail line, a key link for the capital's new airport and the Xiongan New Area, started Sunday, the China Railway Group announced.

All May 19

Bombardier not ready to take no for an answer from the AMT

Fearing that the Agence métropolitaine de transport could choose a Chinese competitor over 24 homemade trains, Bombardier Inc. isn’t ready to give up.

All May 18

German rail operator DB expands use of 3D printing

The German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) is ramping up its use of 3D printing in manufacturing train parts

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