Swedish state-owned transport administration agency Trafikverket has awarded a contract worth €65m ($73.74m) to Nexans.

Based in France, Nexans offers cabling and connectivity solutions to customers.

The communication systems across the Swedish rail network will be strengthened with the installation of Nexans’ optical fibre cable solutions.

The solutions to be deployed will be compatible with the existing Swedish rail network.

The delivery of the optical fibre solutions is expected to start in 2019 and scheduled for completion by 2029.

Angel Trains, a train leasing company based in the UK, intends to facilitate the development 3D-printed interior rail components in collaboration with Stratasys and ESG Rail.

The 3D-printing technology will be used for the production of the approved armrest, grab handle and seat-back table components.

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The developed components will be tested on passenger trains from 2019.

The additive manufacturing process allows operators to carry out mass manufacturing of rolling stock with longer operational life.

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has selected Alstom for the supply of communications-based train control (CBTC) system.

“The scope of the €100m ($113.45m) contract includes the installation of Urbalis 400 CBTC signalling technology on the Mumbai Metro Line 3.”

The CTBC system will be deployed on Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro.

The scope of the €100m ($113.45m) contract includes installation of Urbalis 400 CBTC signalling technology on the Mumbai Metro Line 3.

Urbalis 400 is custom-designed for heavy ridership of metros and will ease the traffic congestion.

Story Contracting has been awarded a £135m ($169.69m) contract by Network Rail for its renewal and enhancement projects in Scotland.

Story Scotland will collaborate with Network Rail in the rehabilitation of a number of rail projects.

Story Contracting will be responsible for the infrastructure replacement works, station improvements, and other associated works.

Caltrain plans to acquire additional electric multiple units (EMUs) from Stadler by exercising an option of the original contract.

The purchase increases the 16 six-car electric train fleet of Caltrain to 19 seven-car trainsets.

The $174.6m deal is expected to be finalised by the end of 2018.

The new fleet is intended to enhance Caltrain’s seating capacity and minimise the number of diesel trips across the rail network.