Bulgaria: The Ministry of Transport has appointed a consortium of Shysler Plan, Gama Management and Vector Bul to develop a TSI implementation strategy.

Europe: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants is to develop an investment feasibility study for the proposed broad gauge line from Košice in Slovakia to Wien in Austria. Construction is scheduled for 2013-15.

Hungary: MÁV has awarded Funkwerk IT a €3·5m contract to integrate traffic management and monitoring systems using its Travis platform.

Poland: Spanish firm IDOM has been awarded a 49m zloty contract to undertake a feasibility study for a 450 km Y-shaped high speed line linking Warszawa with Poznan and Wroclaw via Lodz.

UAE: DB international and Al Masaood Group signed a memorandum in Abu Dhabi on March 29 for a strategic partnership to plan, build and operate future railways in the region (p52).

UK: Network Rail has awarded Telent two telecoms framework contracts covering its Western and South East territories.