Australia: CFCL Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co, has purchased 13 ex-Australian National 2240 kW EL class locos, which it plans to refurbish for long-term lease to a freight or passenger operator.

Sinclair Knight Merz has acquired the Engineering Services Group from Victoria’s Public Transport Corp.

Brazil: Vibratech is to supply rotary shock absorbers for São Paulo metro cars ordered from Alstom Transporte.

Trinity Rail do Brasil and Companhia Comercio e Construcoes have started production of 300 covered hopper wagons for Ferronorte.

Canada: GO Transit has invited prequalification bids for a contract to refurbish 29 F59PH locomotives.

China: Beijing Railway Bureau has awarded a US$6·5m contract to Beijing CS Signal Controlling System Co Ltd for supply of 900 UM71