Indian Railways has awarded Knorr Bremse’s Sydac subsidiary an A$30m contract to build and equip training centres in 12 cities over the next three years. Sydac will provide 12 full-cab simulators for driver training plus 72 smaller simulators, maintaining the equipment for eight years.

Spanish Development Minister Ana Pastor and Argentinian Interior & Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo signed a two-year co-operation agreement in Madrid on June 27. The accord paves the way for the two governments to co-operate on railway development, including technical, commercial and policy issues.

Spanish maintenance contractor GMF, part of the Comsa group, has awarded Portuguese consultancy Fernave a contract to provide ‘modular training services’ at its workshops in Tarragona focusing on maintenance of wagon and track machine components.

Politechnika Slaska announced on July 10 the closure of its Department of Rail Transport. It is the last remaining specialist railway university in Poland.