Interfleet Technology has acquired safety case and risk management consultancy RSE Management Ltd from GB Railways Group plc, which became part of First Group last year. RSEM was formed in April 2003, and provides auditing, project management and environmental services.

All rail-sector companies in the Lloyd’s Register Group, including Lloyd’s Register MHA Ltd, began operating as Lloyd’s Register Rail with effect from February 1.

Vancouver-based hybrid locomotive supplier RailPower Technologies Corp has formed US subsidiary RailPower Corp in Erie, Pennsylvania. On January 21 CSX announced it had signed an extendable 90-day lease for three of the company’s remanufactured shunting locos.

On January 29 IT services company Atos Origin announced that it had completed the acquisition of passenger information systems and fare collection specialist SchlumbergerSema from Schlumberger.