China: CSR Sifang has awarded Paul Wurth Group a contract to automate a bogie assembly line in Qingdao to increase productivity to 10 bogies per shift

Poland: Ernst & Young has been retained to advise on options for restructuring Polish regional train operator Przewozy Regionalne. Preliminary conclusions are expected in September.

UK: Mechan is to supply two traversers for Hitachi Rail Europe’s Newton Aycliffe rolling stock plant.

USA: West Virginia University has awarded Thales a contract to modernise its 7 km guided personal rapid transit network in Morgantown, supplying new SelTrac CBTC, fare collection and passenger information systems.

New York MTA has selected Masabi to provide mobile ticketing for the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road, and Virginia Railway Express is to use mobile ticketing developed by Bytemark and GlobeSherpa.