ADB is to provide $225 000 to support the creation of the Greater Mekong Railway Association, which will aim to develop railway institutional capacity and support connectivity and inter-operability in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

EIM has voted to revise its statutes to allow all European rail infrastructure managers to join the association, regardless of their organisational structure, ownership and size.

SNCF and Israel Railways have signed a strategic co-operation agreement. Future co-operation would include the establishment of a training programme for ISR drivers and modernisation of stations, passenger information systems and wagons.

German transport authority SPNV-Nord has selected Rhenus Veniro to operate services on the Bullay – Traben-Trabach Moselweinbahn from December 2014, using modernised RS1 diesel railcars.