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70% of shortlisted subcontractors for ECRL work are Bumiputeras

A total of 331 construction companies will be eligible to take part in tenders to be called in the fourth quarter of 2019.

GPS approach at Seletar Airport involves cost for Firefly, says Loke

He says the amount involved will be a commercial decision by Firefly.

Siemens steels itself for EU rejection of rail merger with Alstom

The EU Commission is due to announce its decision by Feb 18, with indications the merger will be rejected.

German rail services disrupted due to strike

Pay negotiations between Deutsche Bahn and the EVG railworkers' union, demanding a 7.5% salary rise for 160,000 employees, ended without agreement on Saturday.

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

The accident took place in Yilan County near the coast, with several carriages overturned on a railway popular among tourists.

Junta critic: Thailand needs hyperloop, not Chinese rail

Thailand’s military government has focused on major transport projects under an effort to catalyse investment and bolster the economy.

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

The train travels the 26 kilometres (16 miles) through Hong Kong to Shenzhen across the border in China in just 14 minutes

British ex-FM Johnson attacks government on taxes, rail

The former minister has become a thorn in the side of Theresa May since he resigned as foreign minister over her Brexit plan.

May 2020 a fair date to both parties to resume Singapore-KL...

Malaysia will have to reimburse Singapore for wasted costs if project does not resume in 2020.

HSR rail project: Azmin holds meeting with Singapore minister

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan will take whatever was discussed to Singapore Cabinet for decision.

Half of 2,250 staff involved in ECRL lose jobs

News report says only 30% of the workforce are foreigners and those who lost their jobs are locals.

The Mahathir Doctrine: A new deal between Malaysia and China

It is to China’s benefit to deal with a Malaysian government that is not perceived to be anyone’s client state.

French MPs adopt signature Macron rail reform

Members of the lower house of parliament, where the ruling party has a large majority, adopted the bill by 452 votes for to 80 against and 27 abstentions.

Shipping better than using rail, say analysts

As such, they say cancelling East Coast Rail Line is unlikely to have much effect.

China to take aim at diesel vehicles in new smog push

The Chinese government will throw its support behind the use of rail for freight deliveries.

Rumblings in Singapore and Beijing have begun

Common sense says we must ask basic questions, such as: how are costs shared, who gets the most benefit, is one side taking advantage of another, what if the agreements are unfair?

JB-S’pore Rapid Transit System rail link still on

But Malaysia intends to negotiate with Singapore on the RM4 billion bill it will have to foot.

A closer look at Malaysia’s 3 mega rail projects

Transport expert Goh Bok Yen urges Pakatan Harapan to give more details of MRT3, HSR and ECRL to help the public decide whether these are beneficial.

No need for high-cost transport projects, says group

The transport body says ECRL, HSR and Penang Tunnel are too expensive.

Falling numbers at French anti-Macron protests

Striking rail workers, civil servants and students demonstrated across France on Thursday against Emmanuel Macron's public sector reforms but in markedly lower numbers than a month ago as unions struggle to rally the president's opponents.

Macron faces mass protests as opponents join forces

French President Emmanuel Macron faces mass protests Thursday as trade unionists seek to galvanise angry students, public sector workers and striking train drivers into joining forces against him almost a year after he came to office.

Project delivery partners picked for KL-S’pore high-speed rail

They will be responsible for designing and delivering the civil works for the KL-Singapore rail project at an agreed cost and schedule.

Segamat declared new ECER development area

Prime minister says taking into account Segamat's link with the districts of Mersing and Rompin, it was suitable for Segamat to be included in the ECER development area.

LRT service for Kuching by 2024

The 62.4km Kota Samarahan-Damai stretch, including rolling stock, will cost RM4.5 billion, the 82km Serian-Senari route RM5.4 billion, and 10.8km City Dispersal Line RM819 million.