Alstom Transport UK-led consortium to develop prototype braking system.(www.railway-technology.com) 

Alstom Transport UK-led consortium to develop prototype braking system 
Alstom Transport UK has formed a research consortium with TRL and the University of Huddersfield’s Institute of Railway Research to develop a prototype train braking system, which is expected to utilise electro-magnetic technology and offer all the standard benefits of conventional systems.

Bombardier delivers final 141 Movia Metro cars for Singapore’s DTL 
Bombardier Transportation has delivered 141 new Movia Metro cars for the final phase of Singapore’s underground Downtown Line (DTL), which will form part of the region’s mass rapid transit (MRT) network.

Keolis secures second metro contract in China 
Keolis has secured a contract via its Chinese joint venture (JV) Shanghai Keolis to operate and maintain Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s new Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) automated metro system.

GE Transportation to install ‘Trip Optimizer’ on Rumo’s locomotive fleet 
GE Transportation has signed an agreement to install its ‘Trip Optimizer’ system on-board Brazilian rail operator Rumo’s locomotive fleet that runs on the North and São Paulo Lines, covering nearly 2,000km of track.