To take advantage of next year’s expansion of the EU, Holland Railconsult has launched a Warszawa-based arm under the name Movares Polska. Further international expansion will also use the Movares brand, and the firm’s Braunschweig branch has become Movares Deutschland.

A Transportation Division has been launched by FaberMaunsell, combining the consultancy’s Infrastructure and Planning businesses into a single structure. It employs 700 staff, and has a turnover of over £42m.

Siemens Transportation Systems has merged its light and heavy rail divisions into a single Mass Transit division with effect from October 1.

Bharat Earth Movers and National Aluminium Co expect to sign this year a memorandum of understanding to build a prototype aluminium-bodied suburban coach for Indian Railways.

On October 7 German Minister for Transport, Construction & Housing Dr Manfred Stolpe officially opened Pfleiderer Track Systems’ €4m Brandenburg-Kirschm