Istanbul Ulam has called tenders for 75 four-car trainsets to operate on the future Line M7.

The first three sponsors for Kuala Lumpur’s Station Naming Rights Programme are AirAsia, Bank Rakyat and Suez Capital.

Nippon KOEI has carried out a feasibility study for a 35 km metro linking Gabtoli and Vatara in Dhaka.

Owing to a strike by construction unions, Metro de Santiago is to retender civil works for part of Line 3 following the cancellation of its contract with a consortium led by Isolux Corsán.

Brazil’s Federal District has appointed a consortium of Logit and Tecton to develop a master plan for transport in Brasília. The R$5·26m contract has a duration of 24 months.

A memorandum of understanding for the creation of a special purpose vehicle to build a metro in Chandigarh has been formalised.

China Communications Construction Co and China Potevio Co have set up a fund to finance urban rail projects in Harbin and Qingdao.