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Budapest-Belgrade railway line modernisation agreement signed

MÁV continues its modernisation with HUF 3 bn worth IT projects

Hungary and China have signed an agreement for Budapest-Belgrade railway modernisation, representing a first major cross-border CEE investment project financed by China. The document was signed on the 5th of November during a China-CEE summit in Riga. The total cost of Budapest-Belgrade railway modernisation project could reach up to HUF 700 billion (EUR 2.3 …

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Russia and China to sign agreement on transport corridors

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Russia and China are planning to sign an agreement on the development of two  transport corridors linking China’s northeast with the ports of the Russian Far East, primarily Primorye (Maritime Territory). The volume of external trade between Russia’s Primorye and China’s Heilongjiang province via Primorye-1 transport corridor will top around …

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Ballard equips world’s first hydrogen fuel cell tram

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The world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered fixed rail electric tram was presented at a ceremonial event held in March at the head office, production and testing facility of the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CSR Qingdao Sifang Company (CSR Sifang), based in Qingdao, Shandong province. Ballard’s FCvelocity® fuel cell module is integrated into the …

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HXN3B, China’s most powerful shunting locomotive

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CNR Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company has presented two units of the country’s most powerful AC drive shunting locomotive. HXN3B shunting locomotive is a 4400 hp AC Drive Electric Locomotive, providing a maximum speed of 100km/h. The locomotive’s power is three times more compared to conventional DC locomotives, starting tractive effort was increased by 16%, …

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Containers on rail: China’s opportunity in supply-chain logistics

The transportation of containers by rail could grow substantially in China, especially if the nation continues adopting the kind of operating practices and regulatory reforms that have boosted the development of the North American rail network, according to a new World Bank research paper. Those measures include the ability of …

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Bombardier expands rail control and signalling presence in China

Bombardier Transportation and the New United Group (NUG) have finalised their agreement to establish a new joint venture (JV) for signalling and rail control in China. Each company will have a 50% share in the new venture, which will be known as Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions Company Limited. The new …

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Chinese railway equipment exports strengthen with 22.6% climb

China exported 26.77 billion yuan (USD4.36 billion) worth of railway equipment last year, surging 22.6 % year on year, according to data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC). In December alone, the export value came in at 2.81 billion yuan, a surge of 42.3 percent from the same period …

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Two possible routes for Moscow-Beijing high speed railway

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Two potential routes are being assessed for the planned Moscow – Beijing high speed railway line, either through Kazakhstan or Russia’s Altai territory, stated Russian Railways (RZD) First Vice President Alexander Misharin.  “There are two options for the 7,700-km route: through Kazakhstan (the Chinese colleagues are designing everything already) and through …

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China CNR Corp and CSR Corp to merge

China CNR Corp and CSR Corp to merge

CSR Corporation and China CNR Corporation agreed to merge into a new company, according to a CSR Corp. announcement filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange. CSR proposes to merge with CNR by way of absorption and a share for share exchange. The merger will take place in the form of the CNR to be …

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First freight train between China and Spain arrives in Madrid

First freight train between China and Spain arrives in Madrid

The first Yiwu – Madrid freight train has arrived on Tuesday at Adif’s Madrid Abroñigal railway logistics terminal, its final destination. The “Yixinou” pilot train left Yiwu, the  largest wholesale hub for small consumer goods in China, on the 18th of November and traveled in 21 days over 13,000 km, passing through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France.  The distance covered by …

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