BOMBARDIER has appointed Mr Lutz Bertling as president and chief operating officer of Bombardier Transportation with effect from June 3. Bertling succeeds Mr André Navarri who will continue as strategic advisor to Bertling until he retires on June 1 2014.
THE Thai cabinet will consider a plan on March 19 to borrow Baht 2 trillion ($US 65bn) to fund infrastructure projects during the next seven years, of which 80% will be allocated to rail. If the cabinet approves the plan, a bill will be presented to parliament by the end of March.
AURIZON and GVK Coal Infrastructure, Singapore, a subsidiary of GVK Hancock, have signed a non-binding agreement to develop port and rail infrastructure that will unlock coal reserves from GVK Hancock's mines in Queensland's Galilee Basin, as well as support the next phase of growth in the Bowen Basin.
NEW South Wales transport minister Ms Gladys Berejiklian announced last week that three groups made up of 33 companies have been shortlisted for the surface and viaduct civil contract of Sydney's North West Rail Link project.
REPRESENTATIVES from the United States' leading freight railways told the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) during a conference in Washington, DC, this week that a full implementation of Positive Train Control on around 96,500km of track will not be possible by the federally-mandated deadline of 2015.
"AUSTERITY and economy in expenditure" with "no wastage permitted" was the remedy prescribed by India's minister for railways Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal for Indian Railways (IR) at today's 2013-14 budget announcement to parliament after he revealed that IR will record a loss of Rs 246bn ($US 4.53bn) in the financial year which ends on March 31.