Deals this week: State Transport Leasing Company (STLC),Laing O’Rourke and John Holland JV, Nomad Digital


Russia's State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) has signed a contract with the United Wagon Company (UWC) to purchase 5,122 freight cars.

The deal will see STLC receive new freight cars equipped with the 1-VM loading gauge that feature a load capacity of 75t-77t.

The units will be leased to transport firm Vostok 1520 for a period of 180 months.

UWC's is set to manufacture the newly ordered freight cars at its main production facility, Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant (TVSZ).

Laing O’Rourke and John Holland JV has secured a contract worth roughly A$240m ($191m) to carry out the upgrade of Sydenham Station in Sydney, Australia.

"Laing O’Rourke and John Holland JV has secured a contract worth roughly A$240m ($191m) to carry out the upgrade of Sydenham Station in Sydney, Australia."

The JV will be responsible for signalling works, utility relocations and the installation of new train control systems at Sydenham Station under the agreement.

Alstom's wholly owned subsidiary Nomad Digital has secured a deal from UK-based train operator CrossCountry to provide Wi-Fi technology and other associated services by 2020.

Nomad will install digital train technology on-board 58 Voyager trains, five high-speed trains and 29 Turbostar units to enable passengers to receive Wi-Fi connectivity during journeys.

The company is also expected to offer technicians to resolve connectivity issues and provide engineering maintenance as part of the contract.

Additionally, it is set to offer various ancillary support services from the company's central customer service centre, which is located in Newcastle.