Australia:The A$550m Victoria Regional Fast Rail project has selected Thales Communications’ Train Protection & Warning System equipment for installation on 500 km of new and upgraded track radiating from Melbourne by 2005.

A Leighton-Kumagai consortium signed the A$324·5m design and build contract for the city section of the A$1·5bn New MetroRail Project in Perth on February 16.

China:Changchun Railway Vehicles Co has ordered 360 low-floor bogies worth €37m from Bombardier, for delivery between February 2005 and the end of 2006.

Czech Republic:CKD Kutn