Australia: Railway Services Authority of New South Wales has called tenders for the supply and installation of help point equipment at 63 stations on the Sydney suburban network.

Canada: Canadian National and General Electric have opened a Locomotive Reliability Centre at Symington Yard in Winnipeg, augmenting similar depots in Edmonton and Toronto. CN staff will maintain and service 118 Dash-8 and Dash-9 diesel locos under GE supervision.

China: Hong Kong MTR Corp has started the procurement of rolling stock and electrical and mechanical work on the planned extension to Tseung Kwan O. Prequalification bids are due by January 12, and tenders for the 17 contracts are to be issued over the following 12 months.

GEC Hong Kong has selected Cegelec Projects’ Transportation & Industrial Power Supplies Division to commission the power supply equipment for MTR Corp’s Airport Railway, being supplied by Cegelec under a contract awarded in March 1995. The 13 substations for the 1.5 kV DC traction supply and the local feeds to the seven passenger stations have a total installed capacity of over 180MW.

Denmark: Ansaldo Trasporti has ordered DC substation equipment worth ?“5.2m from PMES Ltd of Rugeley, Great Britain, for installation at 15 substation and depot locations on the K?