On February 12 CEN, CENELEC and the European Union Agency for Railways signed a renewed agreement for co-operation in the provision of technical documents covering safety and interoperability.

Jacobs Engineering Group and Atos have announced a non-exclusive collaboration agreement to provide predictive, condition-based maintenance services

Strukton Rail has completed the acquisition of Eltel's rail activities in Denmark. ‘Strukton Rail Denmark has acquired a new “competence-leg” in the overhead electrification, while strengthening our expertise in signalling and track’, said Jens Christian Jensen, CEO of Strukton Rail Denmark. ‘The maintenance contract for Sund & Bælt will also play a significant role in our continued development of railway maintenance and asset management.’

Sinara Transport Machines and Corporación América have signed a memorandum of co-operation for the joint development of rail projects in Argentina and elsewhere in South America. The scope could include locomotive and track machine construction and maintenance as well as infrastructure works.

Solaris Tram is planning to invest €20m to expand its body welding facility in Środa Wielkopolska to double capacity to 300 vehicles/year for Stadler and Solaris and also outside customers.

UK rail recruitment company Exxell has been renamed Acorn Rail.

Pandrol has signed multi-year distributor partnership agreements with US company Industry-Railway Suppliers and Canadian firm Davanac, both of which are Railway Supply Group companies. The agreements will involve IRS and Davanac distributing Railtech Matweld hydraulic tools and Rosenqvist rail equipment throughout the US and Canada. IRS will also act as a sales agent for Pandrol’s equipment and welding products in the USA.

With support from PA Nova, Newag is using the PDM Autodesk Vault software to digitise its design and production processes.