Swiss firm RMT has set up a French company, RMT France, which provides infrastructure maintenance and renewal services and project support.

In May Antonin Tesarik, the Czech Republic’s First Deputy Minister for Transport, announced plans for a the creation of a joint venture between Skoda and OAO Saint Petersburg Tram-Mechanical Plant to assemble light rail vehicles in the Russian city.

Shanghai-based rail shipping company Yang Cheng Group has set up a Tokyo subsidiary to offer Japanese firms forwarding services in China.

Metpro has completed a R3m upgrade of the hydraulic drive and controls of a rail dynamometer testing facility which the South African firm uses in the development of composite brake blocks. Metpro is currently replacing cast iron brake blocks on Mittal Steel’s rolling stock fleet with composite models.

Memphis-based Limelight Media Group Inc has acquired the assets of InTransit media, which has exclusive rights to manage and market PATHvision, a network of 277 digital signs showing news and advertising on 13 PATH stations in New York and New Jersey.

Faber Maunsell officially opened a new office in Liverpool on June 1.