BRITAIN's Department for Transport is contributing £80m towards a £188m contract awarded to Bombardier for 130 emu cars to increase capacity on the commuter network operated by Southern. The new trains will start to enter service in December 2013.
RUSSIAN wagon leasor Brunswick Rail has expanded its fleet to more than 20,000 after purchasing 2000 open wagons from Ukranian and Russian manufacturers on November 24.
HITACHI is reportedly seeking a domestic partner to set up a joint venture assembly plant in India.
VTG Rail, a subsidiary of VTG, Germany, has acquired SC Leasing, United States, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation of America, and its 2000 freight wagons, doubling VTG Rail's North American customer base.