Alpha Trains extends fleet with addition of two new Vectron locomotives.(www.railway-technology.com)

Alpha Trains extends fleet with addition of two new Vectron locomotives 
Rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains has received the final two Vectron Multisystem locomotives as part of a contract originally signed for the supply of ten units.

Thales wins third LRT project contract in Taiwan 
Thales has secured a new contract from the China Steel Corporation (CSC) for the planned Ankeng Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Taiwan, which forms a part of the wider transportation expansion plan in the Greater Taipei region.

Alstom inaugurates first service of Lucknow Metro in UP, India 
French company Alstom has inaugurated the first service along the Lucknow Metro network in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

UK launches technology competition to improve rail services 
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £7.9m for the development of new ways to improve the rail network for passengers as part of the next round of the Accelerating Innovation in Rail (AIR) scheme.