Canada: Track Tec’s KolTram business is to deliver turnouts and other track components for the construction of Vancouver’s Evergreen Line.
China: CNR has received orders to supply 16 ‘rail ambulance’ 160 km/h catenary repair vehicles.
Denmark: Banedanmark has appointed Systra and COWI to develop a delivery strategy for its DKr4bn electrification programme.
India: The Hindustan Construction/Samsung JV has appointed Mott MacDonald as geotechnical, civil and structural engineering consultant for Delhi Metro Phase III contract CC34.
Netherlands: Betuwe Route infrastructure manager Keyrail has awarded VolkerRail a contract to maintain the 160 km freight line for five years from October 1. Bidders were asked to suggest innovative ways of optimising total cost of ownership, and VolkerRail said it would use monitoring and measurement technology to minimise disruption.
Norway: Sporveien Oslo has awarded Siemens Rail Automation a £3·2m contract to supply signalling for Phase 3B of the Oslo T-bane Kolsåsbanen reconstruction.
Veidekke Entreprenør has signed a NKr634m contract to build the 2·7 km Lagunen – Sandslivegen extension of the Bergen Bybanen tram line including three tunnels totalling 1·9 km.
Poland: PKP PLK has awarded OHL ŽS a 53m złoty contract to rehabilitate Sandomierz station and 15 km of route where speed limits were imposed following flooding in 2010.
Singapore: On June 25 CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive signed its second contract to supply metro engineering and maintenance vehicles to LTA. The latest 18 are to be delivered from the end of 2014.
Spain: ADIF has awarded a joint venture of Tecsa, Guinovart, Ferrovial Agromán, Acciona, Comsa and Vías y Construcciones a €22·7m, 24-month contract to maintain track and infrastructure on 397 km of high speed line between Madrid and Valencia. Copasa, Cosfesa, Neopul, Iberovías and Coalvi have a €16·8m contract to maintain 240 km of high speed line between Gabaldón and Alacant.
Bombardier is to supply Interflo 200 interlockings worth €17m for ADIF’s upgrade of the San Vicente - Tarragona section of the Barcelona - Alacant line.
UK: Transport for London has selected Dragados SA to undertake a major upgrade of London Underground’s Bank station. An ‘innovative contractor engagement’ process is being used for the first time, ‘to allow bidders to bring their expertise and knowledge to drive innovation that will reduce cost and risk’.
USA: New York MTA awarded the final contract for the Second Avenue Subway on June 13. The $208m deal covering station finishing, ancillary buildings and entrances for 86th Street station was awarded to the 86th Street Constructors JV of Schiavone Construction Co and John P Picone.