Saturday , November 17 2018

Asia

PBTS wins $270m monorail contract in China

PBTS is a joint venture (JV) between Bombardier Transportation and Chinese company CRRC. Bombardier owns 50% of the shares in PBTS, which is consolidated by the company’s partner firm CRRC Nanjing Puzhen. The Wuhu’s monorail system is scheduled to open in 2020 and will comprise two lines. The 30.3km Line ...

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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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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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