Deals this week: SMRT Trains, Siemens, Cowi and Multiconsult JV, Strukton Rail.(www.railway-technology.com)

Virgin Trains to auction empty First Class train seats through new app
UK-based Virgin Trains has introduced a new service on its East Coast operations to auction unsold First Class tickets to its passengers through the new Seatfrog smartphone app.

Deals this week: SMRT Trains, Siemens, Cowi and Multiconsult JV, Strukton Rail 
SMRT Trains has secured a S$1.7bn ($1.26bn) contract from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to operate the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) in Singapore for an initial period of nine years starting from 2019.

Aecom to invest in Heathrow Airport rail link project 
Global infrastructure firm Aecom has agreed to invest in the Heathrow Southern Railway (HSRL), a private sector venture formed to improve rail access to London’s Heathrow Airport.

Siemens to supply trains for Bangkok Blue Line extension 
Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM) and CH Karnchang Public Company have awarded a contract to a consortium of Siemens and ST Electronics (Thailand) to deliver metro trains and associated equipment for extending Bangkok’s Blue Line Metro.