Latvian Railway opens bids for Phase I of electrification project.(www.railway-technology.com) 

Rail passengers to face 3.5% rise in rail fares from January 
Rail fares in the UK are predicted to rise by 3.5% from January 2019 as a consequence of growing inflation over the past few months.

Latvian Railway opens bids for Phase I of electrification project 
Latvian Railway (LDZ) has launched a tender for the first Phase of the procurement programme aimed at expanding the country’s electrified network.

Canada and Quebec to fund rail bridge project over Mistassini River 
The Government of Quebec in Canada and the federal government have agreed to invest more than C$36.1m ($27.5m) to develop a rail bridge over the Mistassini River in Dolbeau-Mistassini.

Transport for West Midlands to purchase 50 new battery-powered trams 
UK public transport company Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has unveiled plans to expand its battery-powered tram network by adding up to 50 new trams.

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