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February 21, 2012
Rio Tinto plans world-first driverless rail network
Sydney (AFP) Feb 20, 2012
Miner Rio Tinto will use driverless trains to deliver its iron ore to ports in Western Australia in what it said Monday will be the world's first automated, long-distance, heavy-haul rail network. Rio said a US$518 million investment would see the launch of the first driverless train in the vast and mineral-rich Pilbara region in 2014 with the full project scheduled for completion a year later. "Expanding Pilbara iron ore production is a high-return and low-risk investment for Rio Tinto that wil ... read more

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CSR Corp, whose state-owned parent made the bullet trains involved in July's deadly crash, said it will raise up to 9.0 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) in a private placement of shares. ... more
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A new online system designed to make it easier for people to buy train tickets home for the Lunar New Year is struggling to cope with huge demand from millions of travellers across China. ... more
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Argentina expands railroad network
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China to punish 54 over fatal train crash
China said Wednesday that 54 people would be punished for design flaws and poor management it blamed for a fatal July crash on the nation's flagship high-speed rail network that sparked public fury. ... more
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China unveils high-speed train despite safety woes
China has unveiled a prototype train capable of reaching speeds up to 500 kilometres (310 miles) an hour, state media said Tuesday, as the nation pushes ahead with high-speed rail despite a fatal crash. ... more
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China to cut railway spending in 2012: Xinhua
China will cut spending on its railways next year, state media said Friday, after authorities borrowed heavily to fund the rapid expansion of the country's massive network. ... more
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For Midwesterners, more boxcars mean cleaner air
Shifting a fraction of truck-borne freight onto trains would have an outsized impact on air quality in the Midwest, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Much of that impa ... more
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For Midwesterners, more boxcars mean cleaner air
Shifting a fraction of truck-borne freight onto trains would have an outsized impact on air quality in the Midwest, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Much of that impa ... more
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China train crash probe remains under wraps
An investigation into a high-speed rail crash in China that killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 200 has ended, but the findings will not immediately be made public, the government said Tuesday. ... more
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Finmeccanica signs $1,334 million contract with Hawaii
Italian defence industry group Finmeccanica said on Tuesday it had signed a contract worth $1.334 million (1.0 billion euros) to design, construct and operate the new driverless metro in Honolulu in Hawaii. ... more
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China and the United States will announce on Monday the outcome of key trade talks that are likely focused on Beijing's currency policy and market access restrictions. ... more
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China bullet trains back in service after recall
Fifty-four bullet trains recalled after a deadly high-speed rail accident in China are to resume operation on the new Beijing-Shanghai line after problems were fixed, state media said Monday. ... more
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China railways ministry to get 200 bn yuan
China's cash-strapped railways ministry will receive 200 billion yuan ($31.5 billion) in financial support to help fund projects, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday. ... more
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Shanghai has suspended work on a new metro line on safety concerns, a month after a train collision in the Chinese city injured more than 280 people, state media and the builder said Wednesday. ... more
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Philippines revives major Chinese-backed rail project
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China's railways ministry has ordered delays to ongoing rail projects following a deadly high-speed accident, a move likely to impact foreign participation in the industry, state press said Saturday. ... more
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China metro crash renews safety fears
A metro crash in China's commercial capital Shanghai sparked fresh fears Wednesday that safety may have been compromised in the country's rush to develop its vast transport network. ... more
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China metro crash injures 271
Two metro trains collided in Shanghai on Tuesday, injuring more than 270 people, the city government said, just months after a deadly high-speed rail crash that shocked China. ... more
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China train maker reports surge in H1 profit
A Chinese train maker said Friday its first-half net profit surged 145 percent from a year earlier after the opening of the flagship Beijing-Shanghai high-speed line. ... more
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China train maker signs deal with Estonia: report
A Chinese train manufacturer has agreed to sell railway equipment to Estonia, marking China's first such sale in the European Union, state media reported Wednesday. ... more
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China to halt more high speed rail services
Chinese rail authorities said they would stop more high-speed rail services, just as a magazine published claims that a big safety flaw had been discovered on a bullet train made by a state-owned firm. ... more
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