DENMARK's infrastructure manager Banedanmark has shortlisted six bidders for civil works contracts on the country's first high-speed line, which will link Copenhagen to Ringsted.
Rift Valley Railways (RVR), the concessionaire which operates the Kenya-Uganda Railway, has received the first $US 49m tranche of a $US 168m loan secured from the International Finance Corporation last year. CEO
CAF has secured a Riyals 553m ($US 147.5m) contract with Saudi Railways Company (SAR) to supply five push-pull diesel passenger trains for the North-South Railway.
The Swiss Federal Council has recommended payments of SFr 6.62bn ($US 7.44bn) to maintain Switzerland's railway infrastructure under the terms of the 2013 - 2016 performance agreement with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).
Harsco has secured orders worth over $US 25m from customers in the United States, Canada and Australia for Mark VI ballast tampers, ballast regulators, and track stabilisers.
Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has secured an $US 83.1m loan guarantee from the Export-Import Bank of the United States to purchase six EMD locomotives built in the United States,
Plans to invest $US 2.33bn in 167 new metro trains are likely to be abandoned because the abolition of the city's car ownership tax has caused a funding shortfall.
THE Japan International Cooperation Agency has signed a Yen 18bn ($US 223m) loan agreement with the Uzbek government to fund the electrification of the 325km line from Karshi to Baysun and Termez in the south of the country.