Network Rail has awarded a £453m ($564.73m) contract to Skanska and its partners, including AECOM, Colas Rail and Mott MacDonald, to upgrade Waterloo station and the UK's southwest train network.

The contract involves the design and construction of Waterloo's international terminal, platform modifications, and upgrades to outlying stations and rail systems.

The Syndicat des Transports d’Ile de France (STIF) has placed an order with Alstom for the delivery of 22 Citadis X05 trams for T9 line in Ile-de-France.

Scheduled for delivery from mid-2019, the Citadis X05 trams are 44m-long and carry more than 314 passengers.

Offering LED lighting, glass windows and free Wi-Fi, the trains are anticipated to enter service by October 2020.

The Sofia-Plovdiv railway line in Bulgaria has received a €151m ($161.97m) grant from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for infrastructure upgrades.

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The CEF is a funding instrument that supports the development of networks and infrastructure across the European Union (EU) in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors.

Aimed at removing major bottlenecks, the project will upgrade the 24.4km stretch between Kostenets and Septemvri.