SLOVENIA: An Incident-Response Management system which Iskratel has implemented for Slovenian Railways detected four cases of overheated wheels resulting from locked brakes in its first month of operation.
ROMANIA: Open access operator Astra Trans Carpatic ran a demonstration Timișoara - Arad - Oradea - Baia Mare service on September 8 using one of the AnsaldoBreda IC2 diesel multiple-units it has acquired from Denmark’s DSB.
RZD International, a subsidiary of Russian Railways (RZD), has signed a partnership agreement with a consortium of Vietnamese investors led by the Lung Lo Construction Company for the Tan Tao-Lin Dong-Long Thanh Airport light-rail transit (LRT) project in Ho Chi Minh City and the Dong Nai Province in Vietnam.
MALAYSIA's economic affairs minister, Mr Azmin Ali, and Singapore's transport minister, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, have signed an agreement to postpone the construction of the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail (HSR) link by up to five years.
HELSINKI Regional Transport (HSL) announced on August 30 that all seven operators that have expressed an interest in running the Finnish capital’s suburban rail network from 2021 onwards will be invited to bid for the contract.