Siemens has secured a supply contract from Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) for the delivery of an additional 25 Vectron locomotives.
The scope of the contract covers the supply of ten multisystem (MS) locomotives, which are intended for operation between the Netherlands and Southeast Europe.
Delivery of the vehicles is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
In addition, the deal includes ten vehicles for deployment along the Rhine-Alps Corridor, which are to be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS).
MRCE will receive these locomotives in the second half of 2019.
The remaining five units are slated to be deployed in Italy and will be direct-current 5,200kW Vectron DC locomotives.
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US-based construction consultancy services provider Hill International has secured two contracts featuring a combined value of approximately $4bn.
The first deal is a project management contract for the doubling of a 120km rail line in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, which was awarded by Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL).
The second contract will see Hill International collaborate with Italferr and Vogue Construction to provide the required infrastructure for the 397km Sahnewal-Khurja section of the World Bank-funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.
It will also cover the supply of dual-line electrified railway track for the 46km-long Khurja-Dadri section.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has contracted STV to provide design services for the Green Line Light Rail Extension (GLX) project.
The deal comprises the construction of a vehicle maintenance facility, administration building and viaduct, as well as six new stations, six bridges and a community path.
MBTA expects the proposed extension to reduce traffic congestion and journey times for commuters.
The construction of the $1.3bn project is scheduled to start in the second half of this year and is slated for completion in 2021.
Ahern Painting Contractors has secured a $45m contract from New York City Transit (NYC Transit) to repair the steel infrastructure on a section of the elevated 7 train line.
The deal will cover repairs along rail section between 72nd and 104th Streets in Queens.
It is set to include dirt and grease removal work, as well as the painting of steel structures.
The repairs are expected to be completed in 2020.
Texas Central has awarded a contract to Bechtel to offer project management services for its bullet train project.
Bechtel will assist Texas Central in developing the high-speed bullet train project throughout the implementation phase under the agreement.
The project is anticipated to reduce the travel time between Houston and North Texas.