Canada: The City of Québec and transport authority RTC have awarded Systra Canada a seven-year C$12·5m contract to undertake engineering design for a proposed 23 km tram line. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada is to provide legal services under a separate five-year contract worth C$375 000.
Chile: Metro de Santiago has awarded Colas Rail a €20m contract to electrify a southern extension of Line 2.
China: Siemens Mobility is to supply its Trainguard MT CBTC signalling for Suzhou metro Line 5 and Nanjing metro Line 7, which are scheduled to open in 2021.
Vossloh Fastening Systems China has won a €35m order to supply rail fastenings for a section of the future Ganzhou – Shenzhen high speed line.
Czech Republic: SŽDC has selected a consortium of Skanska, EŽ Praha and AŽD Praha to electrify the 5·6 km Kadaň-Prunéřov – Kadaň line at 25 kV 50 Hz. The KC339m project includes resignalling, modernisation of Kadaň station and construction of a halt at Kadaň-Sídliště. The work is scheduled for completion in January 2021, allowing the launch of direct services from Děčín to Kadaň.
Germany: DB Netz has awarded a €189m contract for construction work on the second S-Bahn city crossing in München to a consortium of Ed Züblin, Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau, Max Bögl Stiftung & Co and Bauer Spezialtiefbau. The Overground West package covers the section from Laim to Donnersberger Brücke.
Malaysia: A joint venture of Malaysian Resources Corp and George Kent has won an 11·9bn ringgit construction contract for the LRT3 light metro in Kuala Lumpur.
Peru: A consortium of Metrotenerife (60%), Trazas Ingeniería (35%) and Green Life SAC (5%) has been awarded a €2m contract to help develop proposals to convert the 41 km Lima – Chosica freight line for mixed traffic operation.
Poland: PKP PLK has selected Frequentis to provide dispatcher terminals and communication nodes as part of the national GSM-R roll-out, including the latest release of the fixed terminal communication system FTS 3020 and the new Dicoa S20 touchscreen operator working position.
Sweden: Trafikverket has selected Portuguese company Efacec and local partner Industrispår to develop and supply a new generation of automatic level crossing protection systems, including control equipment, interfaces, barriers and road signs. The contract is worth €5m/year for an initial five years, and is renewable for up to 30 years.
Turkey: Getzner is supplying 65 000 sleeper pads and 125 000m2 of under-ballast mats for the 406 km Ankara – Sivas line which is to open in 2020.
UK: Network Rail has awarded ESG contracts worth £3·1m to supply overhead electrification monitoring systems for installation on its Mentor monitoring vehicle and a Virgin Trains Pendolino, and to provide 10 years of support.
British Steel has supplied Drax power station with Zinoco corrosion-resistant coated rail for use at a level crossing where significant rail damage had occurred.