Australia: Construction company Built is to refurbish the 'crumbling' historic administration building at Melbourne's Flinders Street station as part of a wider A$100m modernisation (RG 8.14 p52).

Concessionaire GoldLinQ has selected CPB Contractors as preferred bidder to design and build the Gold Coast light rail second phase for opening in 2018.

Brazil: Evraz is to supply more than 23000 tonnes of head-hardened rails to Rumo ALL in 2016-17.

Metro de Madrid is to provide consultancy services for the construction of a 15 km metro line in Porto Alegre.

São Paulo's CPTM has awarded a consortium of Adtranz (51%) and Toshiba (49%) an R$89m contract to supply substations and power distribution networks for the planned Line 13.

Canada: Toronto's Metrolinx has awarded CH2M, Boxfish, Comtech and Turner & Townsend a programme management consultancy contract for its Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects, including the Hurontario and Hamilton light rail projects.

China: Alstom is to replace track circuits on six Hong Kong metro lines by early 2019 under a €28m contract.

Egypt: A 50: 50 consortium of Alstom and Colas Rail has won a €24·7m contract to extend Cairo metro Line 1 by 1·2 km to New El-Marg.

Estonia: Bauschmidt has been awarded a €19·8m contract for tramway construction work in Tallinn.

France: Egis has won an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for Paris metro Line 18. A contract for the design of three stations and a viaduct has been won by a consortium of Benthem Crouwel Architects and Atelier Novembre (stations), Explorations Architecture (viaduct), L'Agence TER (landscaping), 8'18" (lighting), and Jean-Paul Lamoureux (acoustics).

Italy: Colmar has won a €45m contract to supply 141 Type T11000FS road-rail loaders to RFI over four years, its biggest-ever order. The 29 tonne vehicles have a lifting capacity of 12 tonnes, automatically taking into account the gradient and cant.

Malaysia: Turner & Townsend is to provide quantitative cost risk assessment services for Klang Valley Line 2.

Mexico: Rubau is to erect auxiliary depot buildings and supply workshop equipment for the Mexico City - Toluca line under a 924·3m peso contract.

A joint venture of Construcciones Aldesem, Ingeniería y Servicios ADM and Coalvi has been awarded a 599·2m peso contract to build depots and workshops for the Guadalajara light rail network.

Netherlands: VolkerRail and Mobilis have won a €72m contract to convert the 24 km Schiedam Centrum - Hoek van Holland line for metro operation by February 2018. This includes modernisation of six stations, construction of a station at Maaslsluis Steendijkpolder and replacement of the current Hoek van Holland Strand station. A stabling area is to be built at Vulcaanhaven and the electrification changed from 1·5 kV DC to 750 V DC.

Poland: Intop has been awarded a 36m złoty contract to modernise the Biaa Rawska - Strzaki section of the CMK line, while Porr is to modernise the junction at Biaa Rawska under a 22m złoty contract.

Torpol has won a 58m złoty control to modernise the Pozna Wschód - Trzemeszno section of the Pozna - Toru line to permit 160 km/h running and 22·5 tonne axleloads.

ZUE has won a 31·5m złoty contract for modernisation of the Katowice - Zebrzydowice - Czech border corridor.

Singapore: GS Engineering & Construction has won a S$2bn civils contract for the East Coast Integrated Depot, which will have facilities for the East-West, Downtown and Thomson-East Coast lines stacked on top of each other with a bus depot alongside.

Civils contracts have been awarded for three metro stations: Siglap (John Holland-Zhen Hua JV; S$176m), Bayshore (Woh Hup-Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co JV; S$296m), Xilin (Samsung C&T; S$834m).

Spain: ADIF has awarded Thales a 36-month €61·5m contract to continue to maintain control and train protection systems on the Madrid - Sevilla high speed line including the Toledo and Málaga branches.

Sweden: Trafikverket has awarded Strukton a contract to use high-output plant to renew 40 route-km of double track on the line between Boden and Bastuträsk in three phases for completion in October 2017, with an option for a further 8 route-km.

Trafikverket has awarded Skanska a SKr400m contract to expand 3 km of the Mälarbanan between Spånga and Barkarby from two to four tracks and build a new platform by 2019.

Taiwan: CTCI Corp has selected Pandrol CDM Track's QTrack embedded track and Pandrol France's DFF bonded baseplate fastening assemblies for the Danhai tram project.

UK: HS2 Ltd announced on March 18 that it had appointed CH2M, Atkins and Sener as engineering delivery partner for Phase 1 of the high speed line project.

A consortium of Ansaldo STS and Linbrooke is to resignal the 56 km Ferriby - Gilberdyke route using computer-based interlockings under a £34·5m contract.

USA: Track Tec Group has won a contract to supply turnouts to a customer in Detroit; the short timescales required delivery by air, which necessitated the design and manufacture of special packing for elements longer than 12 m.