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China Dec 02

Asian Bank, World Bank funds to put Mumbai’s MUTP-III rail projects on right track

The ambitious Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) III infrastructure projects worth more than Rs10,000 crore will be jointly financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the...

China Dec 02

China suggests the construction of rail lines linking Afghanistan and Pakistan

China has proposed that a railway line be built linking the Pakistani city of Quetta to the Afghani capital of Kabul, as well as from the Pakistani city of Peshawar to Kabul, according to Afghan...

China Dec 01

Pakistan, China start direct rail and freight service

First cargo train departs from south-western Yunnan province’s capital Kunming for Karachi.

Hongkong Oct 24

Hong Kong’s MTR opens Whampoa and Ho Man Tin stations, much to local commuters’ excitement

Hong Kong was hit by railway ­mania on Sunday, with excited crowds flocking to the MTR’s brand new Whampoa and Ho Man Tin ­stations as the long-awaited Kwun Tong Line extension began operating.

Hongkong Sep 28

First High-Speed Train for the Express Rail Link Arrived in Hong Kong

The first of the nine high-speed trains for the Hong Kong Section of the GuangzhouShenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (“XRL”) project arrived Hong Kong from Qingdao by sea, having completed...

Hongkong Sep 09

MTR celebrates Hong Kong tunnel breakthrough

HONG Kong’s MTR Corporation held a ceremony on September 8 to mark the breakthrough of the 11km Tai Wai - Hung Hom tunnel section of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) metro project.

Taiwan Dec 01

First train for Taipei Metro Circular Line arrives in New Taipei for testing

The train, made in Italy, has arrived at Taipei Harbor in Bali District, New Taipei City

Taiwan Nov 23

1st domestically built tram completed, unveiled to public

The first domestically built tram for a light rail transport system in northern Taiwan has been completed and was introduced to the public Wednesday by New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫).

Taiwan Oct 07

Danhai light rail project to upgrade local rail sector

The goal of the project for a light rail system serving New Taipei's Tamsui District is to upgrade Taiwan's rail industry by building trains locally for the new rail system, the city's Department of...

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.

South Asia May 30

World Bank to finance Indian station upgrades

THE World Bank has agreed to provide a $US 500m seed capital loan with a seven-year repayment moratorium to kick-start Indian Railways' (IR) station redevelopment programme

S.E. Asia Dec 02

BMA to postpone test run

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has postponed the planned test run of the first station of the skytrain's southern extension from Bearing to Samrong by four months to March 1.

S.E. Asia Dec 01

KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail agreement likely to be inked on Dec 21

The High-Speed Rail (HSR)’s Bilateral Agreement (BA) between Malaysia and Singapore will be signed as scheduled by the end of the year.

S.E. Asia Nov 28

Bangkok-KL high-speed train under consideration

Thailand and Malaysia will discuss building a 1,400km Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur high-speed railway that will make the trip in six hours, and later connect to China.

N.E. Asia Nov 29

Korean rail firm still eyeing HSR project

South Korea hopes to clinch the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project despite intense lobbying by two Asian powerhouses.

N.E. Asia Nov 25

Indian Govt to begin work on bullet train next year

The government will begin work on the 508-km Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed train, modelled on famed Shinkansen or bullet train, with ground breaking in 2017, followed by the construction of the super...

N.E. Asia Nov 24

Japanese private-rail ridership up 1.2% in April-Sept half

Passenger volume among 16 Japanese private railway operators rose 1.2% on the year to 5.17 billion in the six months through September, bolstered by foreign tourism and urban redevelopment.

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.

AUS / NZ Nov 11

Fortitude Valley railway station hub set for $500m upgrade

Plans have been lodged with Brisbane City Council to revitalise one of Fortitude Valley's most run-down locations with a $500 million residential, retail and business hub.

AUS / NZ Nov 04

Australia: Replacement of 35 Year Old Rail Fleet Accelerated

Replacement of the 35-year-old regional rail fleet, starting with new XPTs, will be accelerated with an extra $50 million funding.

S.E. Asia Dec 02

BMA to postpone test run

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has postponed the planned test run of the first station of the skytrain's southern extension from Bearing to Samrong by four months to March 1.

China Dec 02

Asian Bank, World Bank funds to put Mumbai’s MUTP-III rail projects on right track

The ambitious Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) III infrastructure projects worth more than Rs10,000 crore will be jointly financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the...

China Dec 02

China suggests the construction of rail lines linking Afghanistan and Pakistan

China has proposed that a railway line be built linking the Pakistani city of Quetta to the Afghani capital of Kabul, as well as from the Pakistani city of Peshawar to Kabul, according to Afghan...

China Dec 01

Pakistan, China start direct rail and freight service

First cargo train departs from south-western Yunnan province’s capital Kunming for Karachi.

S.E. Asia Dec 01

KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail agreement likely to be inked on Dec 21

The High-Speed Rail (HSR)’s Bilateral Agreement (BA) between Malaysia and Singapore will be signed as scheduled by the end of the year.

Taiwan Dec 01

First train for Taipei Metro Circular Line arrives in New Taipei for testing

The train, made in Italy, has arrived at Taipei Harbor in Bali District, New Taipei City

All Nov 30

Deputy PM of Russia Dvorkovich laments lack of money for metro construction

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Arkady Dvorkovich, announced that metro construction is planned only in the Russian cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg over the course of the next years.

China Nov 30

Chinese train manufacturer wins contract for Australian metro

A metro project in Melbourne, Australia worth AU$2 billion ($1.5 billion) has been given in part to CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, a subsidiary of Beijing-based CRRC Corporation.

China Nov 30

CRRC on track to take over Czech firm

Group shifts focus to overseas markets

All Nov 29

Germany’s KfW Agrees on 1.2 Billion-Euro Iran Rail Loan

Germany agreed to provide Iran with a 1.2 billion euro ($1.27 billion) credit line to help finance a rail project , according to an official at the Central Bank of Iran.

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