US FRA releases Northeast Corridor FUTURE Record Of Decision.( 

UK’s Network Rail and Resonate to trial new traffic management system on GWR 
UK’s Network Rail and British signalling and train control specialists Resonate are set to trial a new traffic management system known as Luminate on the Great Western Railway (GWR) main line, which runs between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway.

Siemens presents first prototype train for Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) 
Siemens has unveiled the first prototype of an electric multiple-unit train for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) at its test and validation centre (PCW) in Wegberg-Wildenrath, Germany.

Deals this week: Thales, SPL Powerlines, Budimex 
The Gülermak-Kolin joint venture has awarded a contract to Thales for the modernisation of a 36km rail section between Sincan and Kayas in Turkey.

US FRA releases Northeast Corridor FUTURE Record Of Decision 
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released the Northeast Corridor (NEC) FUTURE Record of Decision (ROD), marking the completion of the Tier 1 environmental review process.