Australia: On February 10 Queensland Rail ordered 38 heavy-haul diesel locos from Evans Deakins’ subsidiary Clyde Engineering for A$132m to work coal trains in the Bowen basin; EDI’s Manufacturing & Construction Division will supply 350 coal wagons for A$34m. ANI will build 700 wagons and supply bogies and components for A$146m.

NSW Freightcorp has ordered 120 coal wagons from Goninan. Varney Engineering is to refurbish another 200.

China: KCRC has called tenders for a passenger emergency assistance network for its East Rail route.

Great Britain: North Western Trains has selected Mouchel to design and manage an integrated information and security system giving passengers at over 300 stations information on timetables and delays, and access to telephone-based help points.

Interfleet Technology is to provide engineering support for the 30 four-car Class 375 EMUs being built by Adtranz for Connex South Eastern.

Hungary: Siemens has awarded a HF2bn contract to MAV Vasjarmu Kft for supply of catenary masts for the Balatonszentgyorgy - Murakeresztur, Szekesfehervar - Szombathely and Rakospalota - Vacratot routes totalling 256 km.

Budapest Transport has signed a HF1·1bn contract with a joint venture of Ganz-Hunslet and its own rolling stock maintenance division to refurbish 40 metro cars.

India: Southern Railway’s Golden Rock workshop in Tiruchchirappalli is to build 47 low-height container wagons for Rs42m and 100 double-deck car transporter wagons for Rs150m. The works is also to supply 10 metre-gauge diesel locos to Tanzania Railways Corp.

Iran: Wagon Pars has completed a batch of 447 oil tank wagons ordered by Syrian Railways for US$18m; work is now getting under way on an option for a further 112 vehicles.

Slovakia: ZSR is due to take delivery this month of 32 Type Sdgnss piggyback wagons ordered from Tatravagónka Poprad for SK96m to operate on the Cierna nad Tisou - Otrokovice and Bratislava - Lovosice routes.

Spain: SFM is to call tenders later this year for resignalling of its Palma - Inca route at an anticipated cost of Pts100m.

Turkey: Izmir’s mass transport operator Izulas has re-called tenders for a stored-value automatic fare collection system.TCDD has ordered 40000 tonnes of Type S49 rail from Moravia Steel Trinec of the Czech Republic at a cost of US$17m.

Ukraine: The Tatra-Yug joint venture established by Inekon and CKD Dopravní systémy of the Czech Republic is to undertake final assembly of 105 Type T6B5 trams ordered for Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Dniprodzerzhinsk and Kiev at a cost of US$30m.

USA: On February 3 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ordered 10 more push-pull commuter coaches from Bombardier Transit Corp for US$12·9m.

Long Island Rail Road has ordered 224 bogie frames and bolsters from Bombardier Transit Corp for $8·3m. The railway is undertaking bogie replacement as part of its M-1 EMU overhaul programme.

Under a two-year contract, Remediation Technologies Inc is to provide Union Pacific with on-site emergency response, environmental engineering and consultancy services for derailments and other incidents posing toxic hazards.