Thameslink retires final Class 319 train in UK.(www.railway-technology.com) 

Deals this week: Bombardier Transportation, Thales 
Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a $143.7m contract by London Underground (LU) as part of the Central Line Improvement Programme (CLIP).

Foundation stone set to be laid for bullet train project in India 
The foundation stone for India’s first bullet train project is set to be laid near Sabarmati railway station this month.

Thameslink retires final Class 319 train in UK 
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operated rail network Thameslink, which offers services between Bedford, Brighton, Wimbledon, Sutton and Sevenoaks, has retired the last of the operating 29-year-old Class 319 trains.

HS2 seeks construction teams for London stations 
High Speed Two (HS2), the company responsible for the development of the UK’s high-speed rail network, has launched a bidding process for construction teams to assist in the delivery of new stations at Euston and Old Oak Common in London.