White House pushes ban on Chinese-made buses, rail cars

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; September 6, 2019 The White House wants China to stay out of the U.S. mass…

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Congress Moves Toward Ban on Buying Chinese Buses, Railcars Over Spy Fears

By Trefor Moss in Shanghai and Lindsay Wise in Washington, The Wall Street Journal; July 23, 2019 China’s push to…

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Senators Threaten To Withhold Federal Funding If Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Buys Chinese Railcars

By Jordan Pascale, WAMU 88.5; April 15, 2019 Metro won’t get $150 million annually from the federal government if it…

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Southeast Asia pins hopes on rail to ease chronic congestion

By SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; March 19, 2019 JAKARTA — Indonesia’s first high-capacity commuter rail network is…

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Vietnam: Plans proposed for building Lao Cai-Hanoi-Hai Phong railway

From Vietnamnet.vn Bridge; March 3, 2019 The existing railway running from Lao Cai to Hai Phong has an average speed…

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Are East Africa’s new railways viable?

By Shem Oirere, International Railway Journal; January 31, 2019 THE value of current railway projects in East Africa has risen…

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China gets tough on train ‘seat robbers’ who refuse to move

By Mandy Zou, South China Morning Post; December 14, 2018 Two Chinese rail passengers have been detained for disrupting public…

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When Are Truly High-Speed Trains Coming To Amtrak?

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 30, 2018 This month, Germany inaugurated the world’s first hydrogen-fuel-cell powered train. France’s TGV…

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A passenger train to link Shanghai and Antwerp is in the works

By Kenny Ong, Time Out Shanghai; September 28, 2018 If you’re someone who swoons at the thought of taking a…

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How new rules jeopardize China’s subway projects

By BEN HEUBL, Data Journalist, Nikkei Asian Review; September 10, 2018 LONDON — In an effort to rein in spending…

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China Makes it Harder to Get OK to Build Subways, Light Rail

By Sun Lizhao and Denise Jia, Caixin; July 13, 2018 China is raising the financial bar for cities seeking approval…

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Six of the world’s longest journeys: bus, train and ferry voyages that last days

By Tim Pile, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; March 28, 2018 Chinese freight trains and Belt and Road initiatives…

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China builds ambitiously in Africa as US sounds the alarm

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press, The Virginian-Pilot; March 9, 2018 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The sleek, green-and-white trains glide…

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Ctrip partners with Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)

A press release from Ctrip.com International, Ltd.; March 8, 2018: BERLIN, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ctrip Group [CTRP], China’s…

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What’s the Longest Train Service in the World?

By Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics; February 16, 2018 Have you ever wondered what the longest train journey is? Many potential…

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Canadian Pacific bolsters presence in Asia, opens new office in Shanghai

A press release from Canadian Pacific Railway: SHANGHAI, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP)…

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Last leg of Beijing-London link: Gebze-Halkalı railway in Turkey to start operating in December 2018

From DAILY SABAH WITH WIRES; November 13, 2017 Turkey’s Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan has said that…

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Chinese city crowdfunds new train services to fill passenger demand

From Global Times; October 10, 2017 Rail authorities in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province are adding extra service based on demand by…

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Opinion column: China’s fastest bullet trains pose threat to domestic airlines, prompting them to speed up global expansion

By Laura He, South China Morning Post; October 9, 2017 With China having recently launched the world’s fastest bullet train…

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Bombardier could eventually join Siemens-Alstom, says French finance minister

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; October 4, 2017 MONTREAL — The merger between European railway manufacturers hasn’t ended with…

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Alstom-Siemens Mobility merger won’t leave Bombardier out in the cold

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal, September 27, 2017 SEPTEMBER 26 brought a double-dose of bad news for Bombardier, with…

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Bombardier, Siemens rail merger de-railed by control issues: sources

By Arno Schuetze and Allison Lampert, Reuters, September 28, 2017 FRANKFURT/MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) missed out on…

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Alstom, Siemens to merge rail businesses to counter China’s CRRC

By Alexander Hübner and Cyril Altmeyer, Reuters, September 26, 2017 MUNICH/PARIS (Reuters) – German industrial group Siemens AG and French…

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Alstom, Siemens Forget High-Speed-Rail Feud Amid Asian Onslaught

By Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg, September 27, 2017 Alstom SA’s merger with the train-making arm of Siemens AG will mark the end…

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