Alstom gets approval for operation of Coradia Lint in Poland.(www.railway-technology.com)

Alstom gets approval for operation of Coradia Lint in Poland
French multinational firm Alstom has received approval for its Coradia Lint 41 regional trains on the rail network of Poland.

Dutch firm Beacon Rail Leasing agrees to buy Ascendos
Dutch company Beacon Rail Leasing has entered an agreement to acquire European firm Ascendos Rail Leasing from Everest Babcock & Brown Opportunities Fund, BOSSAF Rail, and the BBSFF EU Rail Lessor.

Metro-North Railroad to develop new track inspection vehicle
MTA Metro-North Railroad in New York has decided to enter a contract with US-based engineering company Ensco to design, build, and deliver an advanced track-inspection vehicle.

ORR approves applications for new train services between London and Edinburgh
UK regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved applications submitted by Virgin Trains East Coast and FirstGroup for new services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML)