Argentina: Tracklaying has started on metro Line H in Buenos Aires, where 7·3 km of track is to be installed. 54·4 kg/m rail is being laid on twin-block sleepers.

Canada: On December 2 the City of Ottawa agreed to purchase for C$12·6m the 13 km CP corridor from the Prince of Wales bridge, through Dows Lake tunnel to Leitrim Road for expansion of the O-Train diesel light rail route. Conversion is due to begin in 2006.

Czech Republic: On November 11 a consortium of Metrostav, Skanska and Subterra began boring tunnels for the KC13bn extension of Praha metro Line C from L