THE governor of the state of São Paulo Mr Geraldo Alckman has approved the launch of a Reais 153m ($US 75.4m) international tender for the design of the 47km express rail link between São Paulo and Jundiaí.
SIEMENS and Stadler Pankow have formed a consortium to bid for the contract to supply trains for the forthcoming Berlin S-Bahn Ring Line concession, which is currently being tendered by Berlin Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB).
SENIOR Western Railway managers invited bidders to a meeting at Mumbai Churchgate station yesterday to brief them and answer questions about a Rs 210bn ($US 3.77bn) project to build a mainly-elevated line for commuter services to relieve congestion on the existing Churchgate - Virar line.
THE World Bank has approved $US 300 million in funding for the Kenya's National Urban Transport Improvement Project (Nutrip), which includes plans to develop commuter rail services in Nairobi, Mombasa and the Kisumu region, as well as bus and highway construction projects.
THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Mr. Geraldo Alckmin, has authorised the launch of a tender for the acquisition of 65 eight-car emus for São Paulo commuter rail operator Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM).
BERLIN Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB) has begun tendering for the operation of the Ring Line of the Berlin S-Bahn network. This is the first of three planned concessions for the S-Bahn, and covers 9.4 million train-km per year on lines S8, S41, S42, S46, and S47.