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January 12, 2017

Deals this week: Protran Technology, Warsaw Metro Line-2 extension, LK Comstock

Denver's Regional Transportation District has appointed Harsco Rail division Protran Technology to install enhanced safety systems across the full regional railway fleet, comprising 400 rail units, in Colorado, US.

Denver's Regional Transportation District has appointed Harsco Rail division Protran Technology to install enhanced safety systems across the full regional railway fleet, comprising 400 rail units, in Colorado, US.

Designed and produced by Protran, the safety systems include a new roadway worker protection system (RWP) and collision avoidance system (CAS).

The entire installation work will be completed during the second half of 2016.

The EU has announced a €432m ($458m) Cohension Fund for the extension of Warsaw Metro Line 2, which connects eastern and western parts of Poland.

The investment is part of the EU's low-emission mobility strategy, and will be used to construct six metro stations on both the north-east and west sections of the line.

The line will also receive funds for construction of a technical terminal, purchase of rolling stock and other preparatory works.

New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has awarded a $223.3m contract to LK Comstock, a subsidiary of RailWorks, to upgrade the signalling system on the Queens Boulevard Line.

"It received a construction grant of $1.187bn through the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant programme."

The contractual scope includes installation of new signal, fibre-optic and communication-based train control (CBTC) systems, and track on the four-track solution.

Other works include new signal rooms construction, and upgrading the existing facilities and systems to match the new CBTC systems.

Works will begin towards the end of the month and will be completed in 2021.

The Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles County has received $1.5bn in new grants and loans to extend the line from its existing terminus at Wilshire/Western station to Beverly Hills and Century City.

Managed by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the extension project will become part of the region’s Metro Rail System. It also received a construction grant of $1.187bn through the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant programme and federal funding of $169m through the congestion mitigation and air quality programmes.

The US Department of Transportation has also approved a loan of $307m for the project.

Mexican rail consortium Ferromex has appointed Alstom to provide preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance for 219 freight locomotives manufactured by Electromotive Diesel Corporation (EMD) and GE.

Under the contract, Alstom will provide condition-based maintenance (CBM) technologies, oil and vibration analyses services. The vehicles will be maintained at Ferromex depots located in Torreon, Chihuahua and Guadalajara.

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