EIB to provide €500m for Bangalore Metro project in India.(www.railway-technology.com)

EIB to provide €500m for Bangalore Metro project in India 
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide €500m to support the construction of the new 18-station Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II’s Reach 6 line in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Alstom unveils first Pendolino high-speed train for Italy’s NTV 
Alstom has inaugurated the first of 12 high-speed Pendolino trains that were ordered by Italian rail operator NTV between 2015 and 2016.

UK to introduce smart ticketing by end of next year 
The Government of UK has unveiled details of a £80m programme to introduce smart ticketing across England and Wales by the end of next year.

WSP selected for North Texas-Houston bullet train project 
Texas Central has selected WSP USA to provide engineering support to the North Texas to Houston high-speed passenger train project, which is currently in the pre-construction phase of development.