A Thales-led consortium also comprising Leonardo, Ingegneria & Software Indistriale (I&SI) and SE.GI has secured a contract to install new security systems at 61 stations operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) in Italy.

The consortium are set to install a variety of security systems under the deal, including closed-circuit TV, access control / intrusion detection, smoke detection, protection fences, power efficiency and lighting.

It will also offer data transmission and wiring services for each of the stations.

"Switzerland-based rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has been awarded a €170m ($201m) contract by Arriva Netherlands for the delivery of 18 two-car units of the WINK locomotive."

The consortium has also agreed to provide maintenance for an additional five-years period as part of the arrangement.

The five-year contract forms part of RFI’s long-term strategic plan to modernise Italy’s entire rail network.

Switzerland-based rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has been awarded a €170m ($201m) contract by Arriva Netherlands for the delivery of 18 two-car units of the WINK locomotive.

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The new WINK train will have a length of 55.5m, width of 2.82m and height of 4.12m, while its design includes a central PowerPack unit combined with energy generation, traction elements and auxiliary systems.

WINK trains are able to accommodate up to 135 people and attain a maximum speed of 140km/h with maximum traction of 1000kW.

The vehicles are expected to be put into operation along the Leeuwarden-Groningen route from 2020.

The initial design of the train comprises bi-modal two-car multiple units, which are to be powered by a Deutz diesel engine fuelled with hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO).

In addition, the locomotives will be fitted with batteries to store regenerated braking energy to allow the diesel engines to be turned off when the trains stop at stations for extended periods.

They are planned to be switched to a zero-emissions operational configuration following the completion of the partial electrification of the Leeuwarden-Groningen route, which is scheduled to be finalised by 2025.

German transportation services provider Deutsche Bahn AG has successfully closed a public offering of international bonds due 2024.

The company has raised a total of €300m ($356.46m) via the offering.