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More urban rail projects for Istanbul

More metro projects for Istanbul

The urban rail network of Istanbul will reach 489 km in 2019 and could more than double after 2023, stated Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, at the tunnel completion ceremony for Mecidiyeköy – Tekstilkent metro line section, part of Kabataş – Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey line (M7). “We are talking about 1000 kilometers of rail lines. In the future, we …

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ZUBR container block-train could reach China via Azerbaijan


Latvia is interested in extending the ZUBR container block-train route through Ukraine to Azerbaijan and then to China, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics in a briefing after negotiations with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Feb. 13 (Trend Agency). The discussion highlighted the issue of attracting cargo deliveries …

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Russian Railways launches container train service on China – Mongolia – Russia route


Russian Railways (RZD) in cooperation with SWIFT Transport International Logistic Co. has launched the first container train from China to the European part of Russia, via Mongolia.  The train composed of 57 conventional wagons loaded with consumer goods, electric equipment and car parts traveled from Tianjin Port to Vorsino railway station in Kaluga region.  …

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Baku Metro opens concrete sleeper plant


Baku Metro has established a production plant for pre-stressed concrete sleepers. The plant was equipped by Germany based Vollert company.  In the first phase, the sleepers will be laid on Memar – Ajami and B-03 of Baku Metro’s Purple Line, as well as at Narimanov electric depot’s test lines. The local …

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Tulpar-Talgo wide-bodyshell cars to enter service in December


Tulpar-Talgo wide-bodyshell cars will enter service on Astana – Almaty route this year and starting with early next year on Almaty – Shymkent route. The passenger cars have received the certificate of conformity to requirements of Technical Regulations of the Customs Union. Testing was carried out Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, the UK …

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BMZ delivers TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan


Transmashholding subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ) has delivered two TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan’s TK Zhetysu, chemical products manufacturer.  TEM18DM is six-axle DC electrical diesel locomotive with modernized driver’s cab, HVAC system, microprocessor control and diagnostics system, electric rheostatic brake. This year, BMZ has supplied 93 TEM18 shunting locomotives to various customers in …

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Kazakhstan Railways to launch new rail-air transport services in 2017


Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) is investing in developing rail infrastructure and new services in order to contribute the the national objective of ranking Kazakhstan by 2020 among first 40 countries with the best logistics climate. Currently, the country ranks 77 among the 160 countries in the World Bank’s 2016 Logistics Performance Index (LPI).  KTZ intends to develop …

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InfiNet Wireless provides wireless broadband network solution to Kazakhstan Railways


InfiNet Wireless has successfully provided a wireless broadband network solution to the Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), the first of its kind within the region.  The wireless link has been deployed as part of a pilot project connecting trains and railway stations in a single network covering the Astana to Borovoye section …

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Rail Cargo Hungaria, KTZ Express to cooperate on Asia-Europe rail freight services


KTZ Express, Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) logistics subsidiary, and Rail Cargo Hungaria have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of international intermodal transport on China – Europe route, via the Trans-Caspian international transport corridor.  The parties agreed to create favorable conditions for freight traffic on this route. It is planned to develop and use the technical potential …

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Samsung and Russian Railways sign MoU for Silk Road Project


 Samsung Electronics and Russian Railways have signed in Moscow a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) Project. Samsug will shift from marine transportation to rail transportation via TSR when transporting materials and end products from Korea or China to Eastern Europe. Using TSR will allow Samsung …

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