The Greenbrier Companies has launched a Regulatory Services Group to provide regulatory, engineering, process consulting and advocacy support to tank car users, a customer base which Greenbrier believes ‘offers substantial growth in demand for discrete, unique and value-added asset management services.’

Following ‘relevant requests by interested investors’, the board of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund has extended the deadline for the submission of expressions of interest in the privatisation of rolling stock maintenance business EESSTY from September 12 until October 3.

FS Italiane’s certification business Italcertifer and long steel product manufacturing plant supplier Danieli Officine Meccaniche have signed a memorandum of understanding for co-operation in the international rail market.

On September 14 Siemens AG President & CEO Joe Kaeser, Argentina‘s Minister for Production Francisco Cabrera and Executive Chairman of the Argentinean Investment & Trade Promotion Agency Juan Procaccini signed a letter of intent for co-operation in various sectors including railway electrification, signalling, communications and rolling stock modernisation. Siemens plans to double its business in Argentina by 2020 ‘fostering local content, creating new jobs and expanding training opportunities‘, according to Kaeser.

Following contract wins from Australia, Hong Kong and India, UK-based train washing plant manufacturer Smith Brothers & Webb is investing £250 000 to streamline and expand its capabilities.