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Deals this week: Downer EDI Works, AB Transitio, Thales 23 September 2016 Downer EDI Works has secured a contract from the NSW Government to upgrade Homebush Station on the main suburban line in Sydney....

Network Rail completes track installations on Oxford-London Marylebone line 23 September 2016 The UK's Network Rail has completed the final track installations on the line that connects Oxford city centre with London Marylebone....

Bombardier delivers first MOVIA train for Delhi Metro 23 September 2016 Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first of 162 MOVIA rail cars for operation on the Delhi Metro in India....

UK's RSSB says railways need to do more to cut alcohol incidents 22 September 2016 UK independent safety body Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has released a report stating that deaths at station platform edges can be reduced with an industry-wide approach to...

Stadler and Solaris to form light rail vehicle partnership 22 September 2016 Stadler Polska and Solaris Bus & Coach are making plans to form a partnership to bid for light rail vehicle tenders in Poland and other European...

Thales wins maintenance contract for Saudi Arabia's NSR project 22 September 2016 Thales has secured a maintenance contract for the 2,400km route of the North South Railway (NSR) project across Saudi Arabia....

Alstom reveals zero-emission Coradia iLint train 21 September 2016 Alstom has unveiled its zero-emission train Coradia iLint, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and an alternative to diesel-powered rail vehicles....

Nokia's communications network selected for Buenos Aires Metro line H 21 September 2016 Nokia has been selected to supply Consortium Techint Dycasa UTE with communications networks for the Buenos Aires Metro line H extension in Argentina. ...

Nokia to operate communications network for S-Bahn Berlin 20 September 2016 German infrastructure provider DB Netz has appointed Nokia to operate the communications network for Berlin's suburban railway system....

Downer EDI wins contract for Homebush Station upgrade in Australia 20 September 2016 New South Wales (NSW) Government in Australia has awarded a contract to Downer EDI Works to perform major upgrades of Homebush Station as part of the state's transport access programme....

GE and Intel launch platform solution for locomotive efficiency 20 September 2016 GE Transportation and Intel have partnered to introduce a new platform solution for locomotives, designed to turn trains into mobile data centres and help make them run faster....

Watford derailment highlights need for greater monitoring of rail network, says 3D Laser Mapping 19 September 2016 A recent passenger train derailment in the UK has highlighted the need for more robust monitoring of the country's rail network to help prevent such incidents in future, geospatial...

NIB and AB Transitio sign €73m loan deal for 33 new passenger trains 19 September 2016 Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Swedish company AB Transitio have signed a Skr695m (€73m) loan agreement for 20 years to finance the acquisition of 33 new passenger trains in central Sweden....

Thales wins signalling deal for Ceneri tunnel in Switzerland 19 September 2016 AlpTransit Gotthard has awarded a €57m signalling contract to Thales for the Ceneri tunnel in Switzerland. ...

Deals this week: Evolution Rail consortium, CAF 16 September 2016 Evolution Rail consortium has been chosen by the state of Victoria in Australia to deliver the High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) public-private partnership (PPP) project for the Melbourne...

Victoria shortlists two parties for Metro Tunnel's signalling and communications 16 September 2016 Two consortia have been shortlisted by the Australian state of Victoria to provide up to $1bn of signalling and communications systems for the Metro Tunnel Rail Systems Alliance (RSA)....

China Railway Group subsidiaries win $1.2bn deal for Boten-Vientiane railway project 16 September 2016 Three subsidiaries of China Railway Group (CRG) have secured a CNY8.1bn ($1.2bn) contract from Laos-China Railway to perform civil works on sections I, II and III of the Boten-Vientiane...

New Zealand Government to contribute funds for Auckland’s City Rail Link 15 September 2016 The Government of New Zealand has agreed to fund half of the NZ$2.8bn-NZ$3.4bn required to build Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL)....

US FTA to provide $1bn to expand San Diego rail service 15 September 2016 The US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is to provide a $1.04bn federal grant to San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to help extend the existing Blue Line Trolley service...

TfGM to finish works on Manchester Metrolink line by year-end 15 September 2016 Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is set to complete construction works on a new Metrolink line through Manchester city centre by the year-end, with the final rails already in place....

Transdev North America installs SmartDrive on Cincinnati Bell Connector trams 14 September 2016 Transdev North America has installed its SmartDrive Rail video safety system across the Cincinnati Bell Connector tram network, managed by Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, US....