Vossloh Switch Systems will deliver the points between October 2014 and November 2015, while Vossloh Fastening Systems will deliver the fastenings. The contract is worth €60m.

TSO and ETF also signed an agreement with Vossloh Locomotives at last week's InnoTrans show to purchase 10 G1206 locomotives to support their high-speed line construction activities in France.

The new four-axle 1500kW diesel-hydraulic locomotives will complement TSO's existing fleet of four G1206s and will be used for heavy shunting and mainline operations. ETF agreed to purchase an additional two G 1206s at InnoTrans taking its total fleet of Vossloh locomotives to 12.

• Contrary to press reports, the high-speed locomotive mock-up displayed by Vossloh at InnoTrans has not yet been named. Vossloh Rail Vehicles was keen to point out that it is capable of producing such products, and is cooperating with Talgo on Middle Eastern projects, but that no final design has yet been concluded for a push-pull train suitable for desert operations. The 1:1 scale mock up served as an innovation centre during the show in which key customers could view the company's latest offerings.