Tuesday , September 19 2017

Asia

Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Line, China

The 1,318km Beijing-Shanghai high-speed line connects the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, travelling across the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu. The line connects two of the country’s most prominent economic areas and forms the busiest railway route. It was opened in June 2011, only 38 months after ...

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Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project, Saudi Arabia

The Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Line (MMMP), which is part of the Makkah (Mecca) Metro, is an 18.1km line constructed to connect the holy cities of Mecca, Arafat, Muzdalifa and Mina. The line was opened in November 2010 and became fully operational in November 2011. The Mecca monorail project ...

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Doha Metro, Qatar

Doha Metro in Qatar’s capital city will be one of the most advanced rail transit systems in the world when Phase I becomes operational by the end of 2019. The emirate had originally planned the metro in 2007, in a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Doha. ...

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Bangkok Metro, Thailand

Bangkok Metro is the underground metro rail system of Bangkok city in Thailand. It is officially known as the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and is a part of the Bangkok Rail Transit Network (BRTN). The other transport systems of BRTN include the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS Skytrain) and the ...

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Chennai Metro, India

Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is India’s fourth-largest city with a population around eight million. Chennai is part of a wave of metro development in India, all founded on a rationale of rapid urban expansion, unacceptable and unpredictable journey ...

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Jakarta Mass Rapid Rail Transport, Indonesia

Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia will witness construction of its first mass rapid rail transport system in 2012. The new commuter rail project will stretch approximately 110.3km and will involve construction of the north-south and the east-west corridors. The project is being implemented by the provincial government Daerah Khusus ...

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Hong Kong East Rail, China

Hong Kong’s heavy rail network is primarily arranged on two axes. Patronage of the East Rail route has soared almost six-fold since electrification in 1983. A fleet of 451 GEC-Alstom-built EMU vehicles share the same tracks as trains continuing to Shanghai and Beijing, as well as commercially vital freight, mainly ...

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Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus, Hong Kong

West Kowloon Terminus (WKT) is a new railway station being constructed on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link(XRL) in Hong Kong. It is the only station in Hong Kong on the XRL. The station is situated at Jordan, Kowloon, and will extend underground to the future West Kowloon Cultural District. ...

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