THE managing director of Siemens Rail, Britain, Mr Steve Scrimshaw, says he is confident that Siemens and its consortium partner will achieve closure by late December of a deal to supply a fleet of 1200 emu cars and build two depots for the cross-London Thameslink network.
IN preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City this evening, rail services have been suspended along the eastern seaboard of the United States from Washington DC through Philadelphia and New York to the south of Boston.
MARYLAND Board of Public Works has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $US 205m service contract to operate Maryland Area Regional Commuter (Marc) commuter rail services on the Camden (Baltimore Camden - Washington DC) and Brunswick (Martinsburg - Washington DC) lines from June 2013.
PLANNING approval has been granted by the Australian state government of New South Wales for the start of construction on the North West Rail Link, a 23km line to Rouse Hill to Epping via Castle in the northwest Sydney suburbs.
KENYA Railway Corporation (KRC) has revived an international tender for a design and build turnkey project for a 7km commuter line in Nairobi after it was suspended in the second quarter when Kenya put on hold a planned $US 200m infrastructure bond.
GREATER Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is to order an additional 35 FP class Matangi two-car emus from Hyundai-Rotem for Metlink suburban services, instead of refurbishing the fleet of 44 EM class emus built by Ganz Mavag, Hungary, in 1982.