Australia: RailCorp has awarded a 70: 30 joint venture of UGL and Unipart Rail a contract to provide maintenance and logistics services for its Sydney passenger fleet. The contract is expected to be worth A$14bn over the initial seven-year term.

Germany: DB and Deutsche Telekom have signed an agreement which will see a total of 255 inter-city trainsets equipped with internet access by the end of 2014. Passengers will have free access to HotSpots in station lounges.

Norway: MerMec has signed a NKr50m 10-year contract to modernise and maintain Jernbaneverket’s Roger 1000 track recording vehicle.

Poland: ZKM Gdansk has awarded a consortium of WPRD Gravel and Tor-Kar-Sson a 11·2m złoty contract to modernise a tram depot.

UK: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has appointed Interfleet Technology to provide consultancy services for modernisation of the Glasgow Subway.

USA: RailComm is to provide a wireless turnout remote control system for BNSF’s Longview yard in Washington state.