Bangalore Metro Rail has awarded a $120m contract to the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and its joint venture (JV) partner URC Construction.

The scope of the contract includes the construction of a 6.3km-long elevated corridor and five elevated stations, as part of the fully-elevated, 18.82km R V Road to Bommasandra section of the Bangalore Metro Rail Phase-2 Project.

The five new stations are set to be built at Central Silk Board, BTM Layout, Jayadeva Hospital, Ragigudda and RV Road.

German rail operator Bremer Straßenbahn (BSAG) has contracted Siemens for the delivery of 67 Avenio trams, with an option for an additional 17 trams.

The trams are currently scheduled for delivery in early-2019 and will be operated on Bremen city’s seven-line 79km network, which comprises a total of 163 stations.

Siemens' new air-conditioned trams will replace the current GT8N-series vehicles, and are designed to facilitate speedy boarding and alighting. They will also feature more spacious interiors than previous models.

"Polish rail operator PKP (Polskie Linie Kolejowe) has awarded a $93m contract to a JV comprising Astaldi (95%) and CLF (5%)."

The transport authority of Sweden's Skane region, Skånetrafiken, has awarded an eight-year contract to Arriva to operate Pågatågen train services until December 2026.

The new $624m deal will add new trains to the network and offer more connected services to the users.

Arriva will also be responsible for fleet maintenance as part of the agreement.

Polish rail operator PKP (Polskie Linie Kolejowe) has awarded a $93m contract to a JV comprising Astaldi (95%) and CLF (5%).

The JV will upgrade a section of the E-59 Warsaw-Poznan railway line (Lot IV) by reconstructing a 35km length of track systems.

The deal also includes construction of two railway stations at Rawicz and Bojanowo, and refurbishment of the line’s viaduct system, as well as the construction of two additional viaducts.