Australia: Public Transport Victoria has selected current operator NTT Data to manage the Myki smart card ticketing system for seven years from January 1 2017 under a new contract worth A$700m.

Egypt: MidaRec is supplying Thales with control room communications voice recording equipment as part of the upgrade of the Cairo – Alexandria route.

India: Mobatime has been awarded a contract to supply time signals and clocks for the Navi Mumbai Metro.

Netherlands: Trans Link Systems, which manages the OV-chipkaart national multi-modal fare collection system, has awarded Scheidt & Bachmann, Octopus Applications and BlueBridge Transactions a contract to convert the technology from a smart card to an account-based system where calculations and billing are undertaken in the back office. This will permit the use of EMV bank cards and other contactless identifiers for ticketing.

UK: Expedia Group has announced that it will use SilverRail’s SilverCore technology platform to sell National Rail tickets through its website from autumn 2016.

USA: New York MTA has introduced m-ticketing on its Long Island Rail Road and Metro North commuter rail networks using technology provided by Masabi.