Union Pacific’s PS Technology subsidiary acquired the TrainMaster division of PI Engineering in July, giving it the capability to offer 3D simulation training for train crew. TrainMaster is used by UP and BNSF, and the US Federal Railroad Administration is currently reviewing a simulation programme for training operators to use remote control locomotives.

TQ Education & Training has acquired UK rail training company Catalis from its administrators.

Steel Authority of India is investigating setting up a wagon factory in West Bengal through a joint venture with Rites.

UK power engineering firm HVMS has acquired Trakside Systems, which provides mechanical and electrical engineering services including AC and DC electrification work, equipment installation and commissioning.