Belgium’s STIB to procure 30 additional FLEXITY trams.(www.railway-technology.com)

New South Wales allocates $4.4bn for Sydney Metro West 
The Government of New South Wales in Australia has confirmed A$6.4bn ($4.4bn) of funding for the Sydney Metro West project, as part of its 2019 to 2020 state budget.

Belgium’s STIB to procure 30 additional FLEXITY trams 
Brussels Intercommunal Transportation Company (STIB) in Belgium has placed its second order as part of a previously signed framework contract to procure additional Bombardier FLEXITY trams.

Nexus invites three firms to bid for Tyne and Wear Metro contract 
Nexus, the operator of the Tyne and Wear Metro in the UK, has invited three firms to place their final application for a contract to design, build and maintain a new train fleet.

ERA becomes cross-border rail traffic authority in Europe 
The EU Agency for Railways (ERA) has assumed the responsibility for vehicle authorisation and safety certification.