Ensco announced on May 23 that it had been awarded a $9m contract by the Federal Railroad Administration to design, build and test two automated track inspection vehicles.

Ensco Inc, USA

The KKV pressure control valve for load-proportional braking is a development of Knorr-Bremse’s KE model. When wagons have differing braking performance the KKV will ensure equalisation thoughout the train, as well as reducing the temperature of wheel rims by up to 150íC, protecting against excessive wear and thermal overload.

Knorr-Bremse AG, Germany

Townscape Products has supplied 203 seats for use at 56 stations in eastern England served by operator One. From the company’s Metro range, the seats are made of zinc-plated and polyester-coated mild steel, with wide, flat armrests designed to help mobility-impaired passengers raise and lower themselves.

Townscape Products, UK