Australia: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has selected a joint venture of Salini Impregilo and NRW as preferred bidder for the main works contract to build the A$2bn Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth. Signing is planned by May.
Austria: ÖBB Infrastruktur has awarded SPL Powerlines a contract for the final electrification works at Wien Hbf, including replacing 15·2 km of catenary wires and installation of identification and warning signs.
Ingeteam is to install an Ingeber energy recovery system in a substation near Hardeggasse on Wien metro Line U2.
Europe: Eurotunnel has called tenders for the production of a strategy for implementing ETCS on its network.
France: Ansaldo STS's contract for preventive and corrective signalling maintenance on nine metro and eight tram lines in Paris has been renewed.
Kazakhstan: Almaty Metro is the first metro operator to take delivery of a Tvema road-rail track lubricating vehicle, which offers intelligent controls designed to save time and resources.
Poland: PKP PLK has awarded Viyas y Construcciones a 352m złoty contract for modernisation of the 15·7 km Kraków Mydlniki - Krzeszowice section of corridor E30 to increase speeds to 160 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for freight.
Singapore: Land Transport Authority has awarded civil works contracts for the construction of three stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line by 2023: Tanjong Rhu is to be built by a Bachy Soletanche Singapore and Wai Fong Construction JV for S$294m, Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co is to build Katong Park for S$293m and work on Marine Terrace is to be undertaken by a Ssangyong Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Engineering & Construction JV under a S$361m contract.
Slovakia: The Zdruzenie TEBS consortium has begun upgrading the Dolný Hriov and Žilina section of the Bratislava - Košice corridor for 160 km/h running. The €18m project includes upgrading track, 16 bridges and culverts, resignalling and modernisation of overhead equipment ready for conversion to 25 kV 50 Hz.
Turkey: Dogus Construction has ordered Nexans low and medium voltage Alsecure cables for Istanbul's metro line M5 project.