Alstom unveils first Régiolis train for Léman Express line.(www.railway-technology.com)

UK selects Abellio to run East Midlands Railway franchise 
The Department for Transport (DfT) in the UK has selected Abellio as the winning bidder to run the East Midlands Railway franchise.

Alstom unveils first Régiolis train for Léman Express line 
Alstom has unveiled the first Régiolis unit to operate as the Léman Express regional train for the trans-border Cornavin to Eaux-Vives to Annemasse (CEVA) line between Switzerland and France.

FTA approves Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link Extension 
US public transit agency Sound Transit has secured key approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to advance the Federal Way Link Extension to the engineering phase.

Mauritius light-rail to begin operations by September 
The development of the Mauritius light-rail system is the first phase of the Metro Express Project, which is expected to become operational by September.