CFR Calatori has awarded Hewlett Packard Romania a €22m contract to provide a computerised ticket sales and seat reservation system, which is expected to handle 86% of the Romanian operator’s sales.

Russian Railways plans to introduce twice-weekly Moscow - Grozny through services from May 30, taking 46 h northbound and 43 h southbound.

Sissons is supplying Hellenic State Railways with custom-designed stainless steel toilets for the refurbishment of 11 trains in readiness for this year’s Olympic Games.

Following an initial order from Union Carriage & Wagon, Booyco Engineering has won a further contract to supply heating, demisting and ventilation equipment for seven EMU motor cars and 21 trailer vehicles of Class 5M2A which are being upgraded to South African Rail Commuter Corp’s 10M standard.

Network Rail has awarded Photo-Scan an £8m contract to expand CCTV coverage and recording at 10 London stations.

Refurbished Eurostar trainsets will have floor coverings supplied by Solutions E2 Ltd under a €1m contract.

Bell Canada is to provide mobile telephone coverage at five stations on Montréal metro’s Green Line. If the pilot is successful, it will be extended across the network.

East Japan Railway and JAL Group have combined their loyalty schemes, allowing passengers to spend e-money credited from train journeys and flights on the other operator’s products and services.

South Africa’s Acting Transport Minister Jeffrey Radebe opened the new R10·5m station at Kapanong on the Mabopane - Pretoria route on April 1.

Refurbished TGV Réseau trainsets are to be used on SNCF’s Paris - Metz services from December 2005. Pending the opening of TGV Est, they will run on the existing line in the present timings.

Amsterdam city council is considering plans for a public-private partnership agreement to manage and maintain the city’s metro stations.

In its first major contract from Bombardier, the ABTrain joint venture of BMT Reliability Consultants and ABRO is machining axlebox bearings for GNER’s inter-city carriage refurbishment programme.