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World rail market December 2010

12 Dec 2010

Italy: CoFren has ordered a Renk Test System flywheel dynamometer for testing tread and disc brakes at speeds of 500 km/h.

Kazakhstan: IBM has won a US$8m contract to provide KTZ with a z10 mainframe computer and two 'disaster proof' data centres.

New Zealand: Zonegreen is to supply depot management software and its Smart Depot personnel protection system for three KiwiRail depots in Wellington.

Norway: Jernbaneverket is to use HaCon's TPS software for short-notice timetable planning from May 2011.

Switzerland: Hoeft & Wessel has been awarded a SFr9·9m contract to supply SBB with 2700 sets of 'Light & Integrated Shunting Accessory' mobile GSM-R equipment.

UK: Northern Rail has awarded Parkeon a framework agreement for the supply of Astreo and Galexio ticket machines (RG 5.09 p40) for 90 stations.