Bulgaria: CKD Dopravni systemy of the Czech Republic is seeking to establish a joint venture in Sofia to manufacture trams for the Balkan market. The company is currently delivering 17 T6A2 tramcars to Sofia Tramway.

Great Britain: CEDG Ltd, the former British Rail Civil Engineering Design Group purchased by British Steel, becomes Corus Rail Consultancy from January 5. BSC’s former Rail & Track Products division has recently been renamed as Corus Rail.

Romania: No bidders came forward at the auction of 76% of the shares of Astra Vagoane held on November 18. A further round of bidding was to be held 15 days later.

USA: Spanish air-conditioning equipment manufacturer Albatros has opened a factory in Albany, New York.