Network Rail has awarded contracts worth £800m for the haulage and operations of its engineering trains and seasonal treatment services.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has completed the installation of 1,000 high-definition (HD) surveillance cameras across the Red and Blue line subway stations to help reduce the crime rate.
British telecom major Vodafone has launched a live trial of its 5G cellular mobile communication technology at Birmingham New Street rail station.
UK-based rail firm Virgin Trains has teamed up with students from Solihull College & University Centre to develop virtual reality technology that will be used for health and safety training for on-board and catering teams.
Captrain Belgium, a subsidiary of the French Group SNCF Logistics, has acquired Belgian rail freight operator Railtraxx for an undisclosed amount.
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PT Industri Kereta Api Indonesia, a state-owned train manufacturing firm, has broken ground for the construction of a rolling stock factory in Banyuwangi, Indonesia.
Bombardier Transportation has won an A$361m ($255m) contract from the Queensland Government to deliver modifications to the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains.
Canadian National Railway (CN) will invest nearly C$245m ($182.64m) to strengthen its rail network in Quebec province in 2019, in order to improve safety and facilitate efficient service.
A consortium led by Italian engineering firm Salini Impregilo has secured a €608.1m ($683.4m) contract to build a section of a high-capacity rail line between the Italian cities of Naples and Bari.
Swiss railway vehicle manufacturer Stadler has been awarded a $600m contract by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for the supply of 127 trains for Atlanta Metro in the US.