March 26, 2015
BANGKOK (AP) — Two passenger trains collided north of Thailand's capital late Thursday, injuring more than 20 people, authorities said.
It was not immediately clear what caused the wreck in the central province of Ayutthaya, just north of Bangkok...
March 25, 2015
March 24--DUBAI -- Seven new smart cameras have been installed on Naif Road to catch offenders who drive in the dedicated bus and taxi lane.
Beginning April 1, offenders who are caught driving in the bus and taxi lanes will be fined Dh600, according to...
March 24, 2015
March 24--Industry analysts expect the Greater Bangkok property market will pick up in the second half of 2015.
The growth will be driven by mass-transit lines that are due to start running in the next few years.
Samma Kitsin, director-general of...
March 23, 2015
PARIS (AP) — Paris will cut the number of cars on the road in half beginning Monday and is making public transit free to combat a spike in pollution that has obscured even the Eiffel Tower under a smoggy haze.
The mayor's office announced Saturday...
March 18, 2015
Amid talk of scrapping the BRT corridor, the Delhi Traffic Police told the Lieutenant Governor's office that the project might be flawed but the plan is certainly not a failure.
The traffic police was asked to submit a report on the feasibility of...
March 13, 2015
March 13--JEDDAH -- Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is also the chairman of the ministerial supervisory committee on public transport, has ordered all contracts for the public transport system (including metro and buses) in Makkah, Jeddah and...
March 12, 2015
March 12--A national committee and a public-private joint venture will be set up to take care of the joint ticketing system for the city's public transport, transport permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth said on Wednesday.
The proposal, made by the...
March 12, 2015
March 12--Thai and Chinese authorities have agreed on a 60-40 shareholding plan in their first-ever joint venture to oversee management of the double-track rail routes to facilitate travel from Bangkok to southern China.
Their latest meeting resolved...
March 11, 2015
March 11--A joint venture between Thailand and China will be set up to build a Thai-Chinese train project, Transport Minister Prajin Juntong said on Tuesday.
He was speaking after the third meeting between Thai and Chinese officials on the...
March 11, 2015
March 10--An integrated ticketing system for travel on BTS trains and on expressways is expected to be launched in the Bangkok area in August next year, and will later be expanded to other transport systems, according to the Transport Ministry...
March 10, 2015
March 09--Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has confirmed a number of Thailand's largest business groups including the Charoen Pokphand group (CP) and Thai Beverage Plc are interested in co-investing with the government in the high-speed rail routes...
March 10, 2015
March 10--The government has set this year as the deadline for wrapping up talks with Bangkok Metro Plc (BMCL) over the right to run the extended Blue Line electric rail route.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants talks with BMCL, the current...
February 23, 2015
Four consortia last week submitted their candidacy to take part in the NIS 1 billion NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd. Carlebach railway station tender. The groups are Shikun & Binui Holdings Ltd. (TASE: SKBN) and Shikun u'Binui Solel Boneh...
February 20, 2015
Feb. 20--A PASSENGER rail link between Manama and Doha could be up and running in time for Qatar's hosting of the Fifa World Cup in 2022, it has emerged.
Phase one of Qatar Rail's long distance railway project opened up for pre-qualification...
February 12, 2015
Feb. 12--The government is considering raising the amount in joint investments with the private sector in an ambitious transport infrastructure plan to speed up its development and ease the state's financial burden.
The Public-Private Partnership...
February 10, 2015
Feb. 10--A letter written by UK Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould and sent last Friday to Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz NTA metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd. urges Israel to employ Parson Brinckerhoff (PB), which has for some years been a...
February 9, 2015
Feb. 09--THE Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is quibbling anew on what to do with Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT). It earlier said it would buy out the current operator but it is hamstrung by the fact that Congress did not...
February 3, 2015
Feb. 03--SET-listed BTS Group Holdings Plc, operator of the skytrain, plans to increase the number of Rabbit cardholders by 33% to 4 million by next year.
"BTS plans to diversify the use of the Rabbit card so that cardholders can use it in many...
January 28, 2015
Buses are getting smarter — and greener — in anticipation of smart cities. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's proposal to create 100 smart cities has prompted commercial vehicle manufacturers to line up buses and vans of the likes...
January 23, 2015
NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd. chairman of the board of directors Alex Wiznitzer sent a letter to Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz today announcing that he had decided to resign his position.
January 22, 2015
According to Phuket Governor Nisit Chansomwong, the project is expected to cost 24 billion baht. The project has passed three public hearings, with the first held in December 2013, then in the middle of last year and Jan 8 of this year.
January 9, 2015
The government's strategic public-private partnership plans are about to be finalised, with all regulations expected to be settled early next month.
January 6, 2015
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP)-Nagkaisa will join other groups in holding mass actions against the impending fare hike in the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) and Light Rail Transit.
August 22, 2014
A rail strike in the Republic of Ireland on Sunday and Monday is set to effect thousands of travellers.
August 19, 2014
Dummy commuter trains carrying police officers have been hauled out of retirement to tackle increasing numbers of yobs and vandals on Britain's railways.