Chile: Zenitel and Sometec are to supply and maintain communication links between train drivers and the control centre on two extensions to Santiago metro lines 1 and 5.

China The Ministry of Railways has awarded HLS Systems and Hitachi a contract to provide control systems for the 105 km Guangzhou – Shenzhen high speed line. Beijing-based HLS values its share of the work at US$29m.

Germany: Hamburger Hochbahn has completed its transition to an operations control and monitoring system developed by Funkwerk Information Technologies. 130 modular controllers from Mitsubishi Electric gather data from key systems at 51 stations on two of the three metro lines.

Israel: Malam Systems has been awarded a two-year contract worth 20 million sheqels to deploy SAP enterprise resource planning software at ISR.

Singapore: Andrew and IntraWave are installing 3G wireless coverage on the North East Line.

USA: Accenture is to develop company-wide resource planning systems for Amtrak.

CSX is to deploy WebEOC ST crisis information management software supplied by BCG to assist with emergency planning and incident response.