Victoria fast tracks $307m Hurstbridge Line upgrade works.(www.railway-technology.com) 

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.

Victoria fast tracks $307m Hurstbridge Line upgrade works 
The Government of Victoria in Australia has expedited the A$395m ($307m) Hurstbridge Line upgrade project with the commencement of associated works for the new Grange Road bridge development.

Indian cabinet approves MoU with Switzerland on collaboration in rail sector 
The Government of India’s union cabinet has approved the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Railways and Switzerland concerning technical collaboration in the railway sector.