Strukton to upgrade traction for Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Australia.(www.railway-technology.com)

Strukton to upgrade traction for Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Australia
Strukton has been contracted to provide new static inverters for B-Class trams operated by Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Australia.

Transport for NSW gains approval for Panania railway station upgrade
Australia’s Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has received planning approval for a major upgrade of Panania railway station on the East Hills line.

Deals this week: Astaldi JV, škoda Transportation
A new €1bn ($1.12bn) contract to construct a major section of the Brenner Railway Tunnel in Italy has been awarded to an Astaldi-led joint venture that also comprises Ghella, Oberosler, COGEIS and PAC.

UK Office of Rail and Road approves Hitachi’s ETCS for passenger trains
UK industry regulator Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved Hitachi Rail Europe’s new European Train Control System (ETCS) for use on passenger services.