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China Feb 20

EU sets collision course with China over ‘Silk Road’ rail project

Probe of Beijing-funded Belgrade-Budapest link hits Xi’s hallmark project

China Feb 20

China set to start work on 35 major rail projects

China is to start building 35 new rail projects this year and has allocated the state rail corporation a budget of 800 billion yuan (£94bn).

China Feb 17

Beijing, Tianjin plan monthly train pass

Beijing and Tianjin are planning a monthly pass for high-speed intercity trains linking the cities, as well as canceling expressway toll fees between the two cities, the mayor of Tianjin said on...

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.

Hongkong Dec 19

MTR Corporation seeks advertising agency for Hong Kong rail system

MTR Corporation is inviting potential partners to express interest in tendering for the advertising agency contract for the Hong Kong railway system through The Moodie Davitt Report.

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.

Taiwan Feb 16

Airport MRT test riders urged to use electronic payment cards

People who plan to test-ride the new mass rapid transit (MRT) line between Taipei and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the country's main gateway, have been urged to use electronic stored value...

Taiwan Feb 16

20 percent of power to come from renewables by 2025, says Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday announced ambitious plans to generate 20 percent of the nation's energy from renewables and phase out nuclear power by 2025.

Taiwan Feb 10

Uber hopes for negotiations with government

Uber, which has succumbed to government pressure and decided to suspend its operations in Taiwan, is keen to negotiate with the government to find a solution that can keep its ride-sharing service...

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 Feb 16

Consortium wins joint development partner contract for KL-Singapore high-speed rail

A three-party consortium has won the joint development partner (JDP) contract for the Kuala-Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project, Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Malaysia’s...

S.E. Asia Feb 14

Vietnam, Alstom to Supply Metro System for Hanoi Metro Line 3

Vietnam, Alstom to Supply Metro System for Hanoi Metro Line 3

S.E. Asia Feb 14

Bearing-Samrong rail line to open early

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith wants a section of elevated rail route linking Soi Bearing and Samrong to be open sooner rather than later despite City Hall's announcement of a possible...

N.E. Asia Feb 17

Japan pitches staff training as part of Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail bid

If the shinkansen system is selected for a high-speed rail project set to connect Malaysia and Singapore, Japan is ready to train local staff, a senior diplomat said.

N.E. Asia Jan 23

South Korea plans 1,000km/h, near-supersonic, ‘hyper-tube train’ that would leave maglev in the dust

South Korea is seeking to develop a train-like public transport concept that is almost as fast as the speed of sound reaching 1,000km/h, the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) said Tuesday.

N.E. Asia Jan 23

Seoul-Busan Bullet Trains Start Nonstop Service in June © This is copyrighted material owned by Digital Chosun Inc. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without...

Bullet trains will start a nonstop premium service from Seoul to Busan in June that will take just an hour and 50 minutes, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday. That will...

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.

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.

China Feb 20

EU sets collision course with China over ‘Silk Road’ rail project

Probe of Beijing-funded Belgrade-Budapest link hits Xi’s hallmark project

China Feb 20

China set to start work on 35 major rail projects

China is to start building 35 new rail projects this year and has allocated the state rail corporation a budget of 800 billion yuan (£94bn).

All Feb 17

South Africa's Transnet Engineers to Go to China for Locomotives Testing

The South Africa state rail company Transnet said Tuesday their engineers will go to China next month to verify locomotives they bought, before commissioning.

N.E. Asia Feb 17

Japan pitches staff training as part of Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail bid

If the shinkansen system is selected for a high-speed rail project set to connect Malaysia and Singapore, Japan is ready to train local staff, a senior diplomat said.

China Feb 17

Beijing, Tianjin plan monthly train pass

Beijing and Tianjin are planning a monthly pass for high-speed intercity trains linking the cities, as well as canceling expressway toll fees between the two cities, the mayor of Tianjin said on...

Taiwan Feb 16

Airport MRT test riders urged to use electronic payment cards

People who plan to test-ride the new mass rapid transit (MRT) line between Taipei and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the country's main gateway, have been urged to use electronic stored value...

S.E. Asia Feb 16

Consortium wins joint development partner contract for KL-Singapore high-speed rail

A three-party consortium has won the joint development partner (JDP) contract for the Kuala-Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project, Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Malaysia’s...

Taiwan Feb 16

20 percent of power to come from renewables by 2025, says Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday announced ambitious plans to generate 20 percent of the nation's energy from renewables and phase out nuclear power by 2025.

China Feb 15

China to Supply Next-Generation Bullet Trains for Moscow-Kazan Line by 2020

China is expected to supply next-generation bullet trains for Russia's Moscow-Kazan line by 2020. These trains are capable of traveling at 400 km per hour and could enhance China as the world's...

China Feb 15

China plans to invest over 800 billion yuan in building new railway lines in 2017

While 2016 may have been yet another banner year for railway construction in China, Chinese officials are hoping to see an even more mind-boggling amount of track get laid this year.

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