Etihad Rail partners with Egis to develop Emirates rail network.(www.railway-technology.com) 

Etihad Rail partners with Egis to develop Emirates rail network 
Etihad Rail has partnered with engineering, project structuring and operations services firm Egis for the development of the United Arab Emirates’s national railway network.

Thales to supply ETCS to Bangkok’s suburban train network 
Thales has secured a contract to deliver the European Train Control System (ETCS) on two sections of the Bangkok Red Line network in Thailand.

M&As this week: Hitachi, Wabtec Corporation, Transtech 
Japanese multinational firm Hitachi intends to acquire the remaining 49.23% stake in Ansaldo STS, an Italian railway transportation services provider.

Deals this week: JV Rail, Metro, Ethiopian Railways 
The JV Rail joint venture of Fulton Hogan and John Holland Australia has secured an NZ$49m ($34.05m) contract from KiwiRail to upgrade the overhead electric line system of the Hutt Line.

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