Australia: SRANSW has called tenders for technical support in its timetable planning and train control activities over three years.

Belgium: Siemens has won a DM28·5m contract to modernise marshalling yard control equipment at an Antwerpen yard, including MSR32 radio-control equipment for shunting locos.

Brazil: CPTM and Renfe have signed a technical co-operation agreement following CPTM’s order for 30 suburban EMUs placed with a consortium of GEC Alsthom Transporte, Adtranz and CAF (p142).

Canada: CP announced on February 10 that it was to buy 101 three-phase motored diesels for delivery in 1997-98, at a cost of C$260m. General Electric will supply 91 AC-44CWs of 4400hp, whilst 10 SD-80s of 5000hp will come from General Motors Locomotive Group.

CN Rail has ordered 1000 wagons for US$50m under a lease agreement with Greenbrier Co: 600 covered hoppers and 400 lumber cars.

Czech Republic: CD has called tenders for rebuilding a section of its Brno - Vranovice Corridor 1 between Km119 and Km137·9 for 160 km/h running.

Europe: Intercontainer-Interfrigo is due to begin commissioning 180 Mega300 swap body wagons shortly, each able to carry containers with an external height of up to 3·3m.

Five groups have tendered for the railway works on the Øresund fixed link, including track, catenary, signalling and power supplies: Banverket, Cegelec Alcatel, Cogifer, Interscan Rail Link and Spie Enertrans/NCC. Sainco of Spain won a DKr65m contract for Scada and traffic control equipment on February 11.

France: SNCF has chosen Cegetel, with Mannesmann and British Telecom, to negotiate proposals to develop the railway’s telecommunication network as a business venture.

Germany: Spanish contractor Abengoa has submitted a bid for the electrification of the K