Argentina: Nokia is to supply communications for the extension of Buenos Aires metro Line H.

Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has a awarded a 50: 50 joint venture of Tesur and Panedile a 515m pesos contract to undertake track renewals on 64 km of the metre gauge Belgrano network in the province of Santa Fe.

Australia: TasRail has awarded Gradco and NuGroup a A$2·6m contract to modernise 10 level crossings.

The New South Wales government has appointed Arup as infrastructure technical advisor for the Parramatta Light Rail project in western Sydney.

China: A diagnostic train developed by Russian company Tvema with CSR Qishuyan Locomotive Co has entered service on the Beijing metro.

Finland: Liikennevirasto has awarded Mipro a six-year contract to provide cloud-based inventory management software to control the supply of spare parts for signalling equipment across the national network.

Germany: DB has awarded Arcelor­Mittal a one-year extension of an existing rail supply contract, covering the delivery of 147 000 tonnes from plants in Spain and Poland including 120 m rails from Dbrowa Górnicza.

DB Netz has awarded Nokia a contract to manage telecoms on the 326 km Berlin S-Bahn network, including incident management, technical support and performance management.

Italy: RFI has awarded Ansaldo STS two contracts totalling €74·8m to upgrade signalling on the Roma - Firenze high speed line, including the supply of ETCS Level 2 equipment, telecoms, monitoring systems and associated power supplies.

Philippines: CRRC Dalian has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with Comm Builders & Technology to provide maintenance and construction services.

Poland: PKP PLK has awarded ZUE a 346m zloty 38-month contract to upgrade the 42 km ód Kaliska - Zduska Wola line for 120 km/h operation, reducing journey times by 15 min. Trakcja PRKiI has a 18m złoty contract to modernise 63 track-km around Stalowa Wola by May 2017. A consortium of Trakcja PRKiI, Comsa, ZUE, Strabag and Strabag Rail has won a 373m złoty contract for revitalisation of the 60 km Chybie - Ndza/Turze line.

PKP SA has awarded Dota a 5·9m złoty contract to complete the modernisation of Inowrocaw station, after a contract with P-Bud was terminated.

Portugal: Infraestructuras de Portugal has signed a €16m contract with Mota-Engil for electrification of the 44 km Nine - Viana do Castelo route (RG 8.16 p12), including construction of two 750 m passing loops. Separate contracts cover the construction of a substation (€37m) and resignalling between Nine and Valença (€88m).

Russia: Metrogiprotrans has won a 140m rouble contract for preliminary design of the first phase of the circular St Petersburg metro Line 7 and a 47·5m rouble contract for a southern extension of Line 1 to Pulkovo Airport.

The army has ordered six KPU-1 road-rail track maintenance vehicles from Sinara's Kalugaputmash.

Slovakia: Eurovia has been awarded the eight work packages for the second phase of upgrading the Košice tram network.

Kapsch CarrierCom, AŽD Praha, D-Telematika and Teplotechna Ostrava have rolled-out GSM-R on the 12·5 km line from Znojmo to Šatov under a KC10·2m project.

Spain: ADIF has awarded a joint venture of Duro Felguera Rail and DF Técnicas de Estibación a €218m contract to supply turnouts over 18 months.

Speno International has been awarded a €1096m contract to provide rail reprofiling services on ADIF's 1668 mm gauge network.

Turkey: On September 24 Slovenian telecommunications and IT company Iskratel signed a €1m three-year contract to maintain GSM-R on the 212 km Polatli - Konya high speed line.

UK: Network Rail has awarded Siemens Rail Electrification a contract to provide power supply equipment including cabling and Scada for 15 existing and three new substations as part of the £118m Sussex Route Traction Power Supply Enhancement programme. Commissioning is scheduled for February 2017 to April 2018.

Network Rail has awarded Westwire Harnessing a framework contract for the supply of cables and looms for HPSS turnout operating equipment.

USA: Absher Construction has awarded Granite Construction a $39m sub-contract to construct Sound Transit's Northgate light rail stop in Seattle by December 2018, including 800 m of elevated alignment.