Brazil: GEC Alsthom, CAF and Adtranz are to supply 30 commuter trains for São Paulo under a US$205m contract due to be signed last month; manufacture of six of the four-car EMUs will be carried out locally, with Adtranz responsible for traction equipment.

Sécheron has won a contract to supply its SECOS 32 traction control equipment to MPE which is modernising CBTU’s Series 800 EMUs in Rio de Janeiro.

CBTU has called tenders for automatic fare collection equipment for its Belo Horizonte suburban network.

Bulgaria: British Steel Track Products has won a contract to supply 26000 tonnes (353 km) of rail to BDZ.

Canada: GO Transit is to sign a six-year contract this month with Bombardier Inc to maintain 49 GM locos and 331 bilevel cars.