A joint venture led by Fluor and comprising Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Herzog Contracting Group and the Middlesex has been awarded a $2bn design-build contract by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for the Green Line Light Rail Extension project in Boston, US.

The JV will undertake construction of seven stations under the initiative, including relocated Lechmere station, as well as a new vehicle storage and maintenance facility.

The arrangement also includes the construction of a mainline branch of MBTA’s Lowell Line from the relocated Lechmere Station in Cambridge to Medford, in addition to a branch line for the MBTA Fitchburg Line to Union Square in Somerville.

Services are expected to commence on the Green Line extension in 2021 and ridership is forecast to reach 45,000 a day by 2030.

"Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply the signalling system for Singapore Circle Line (CCL) stage six, which represents the project’s final phase."

Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply the signalling system for Singapore Circle Line (CCL) stage six, which represents the project’s final phase.

Alstom is scheduled to deliver the Urbalis driverless signalling system and related equipment for the existing line’s new trains and locomotives under the deal, as well as carry out the upgrade of the Automatic Train Supervision system (ATS).

The capacity at the existing Kim Chuan Depot is anticipated to be doubled upon installation of the new Alstom-supplied stablings.

The 4km-long CCL stage six is scheduled to be completed by 2025 and will comprise the Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward stations.

Transport for London (TfL) has signed a deal with the Cubic Corporation’s Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division to extend the provision of operational and maintenance services to London’s Oyster and contactless ticketing system until 2025.

The $185m contract extension is expected to result in $26m total savings for TfL.

US-based company DB Engineering & Consulting has been awarded a contract by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to serve as the early train operator for the first high-speed railway service in the US.

Construction on the 119mi California high-speed rail project is currently underway, with initial passenger services planned to operate between Silicon Valley and Central Valley.

DB Engineering & Consulting will assist in the planning, design and implementation of the project and serve as the lead operator, while its partner Deutsche Bahn will act as guarantor for the development.

The performance-based contract is not expected to exceed $30m in value during the first phase.