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First Guadalajara Line 3 train heads for Mexico THE first of 18 three-car Metropolis trains for Guadalajara metro Line 3 has left Alstom’s Santa Perpetua de Mogoda plant near Barcelona for the nearby port of Tarragona on the first stage of its journey to Mexico.
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BRAZIL’s National Transport Agency (ANTT) invites funding offers by January 27 to enhance a technical and economic feasibility study conducted last year into a public-private project (PPP) to construct a 209km passenger railway between Brasilia...
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SIEMENS announced on January 4 that it will provide traction power supply equipment for the first 9km section of metro Line 1 in Lima. Graña y Montero awarded the €25m contract in December 2016 and design...
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ALSTOM announced on January 9 that it has been awarded a contract by Mexican railway operator Ferromex to provide maintenance for 219 locomotives for five years. The locomotives will be maintained at Ferromex depots located in...
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BRAZIL’s Ministry of National Integration announced on December 20 that the federal government will release Reais 430m ($US 134m) to restart construction on the 2304km Transnordestina Railway, which will connect the northeastern states of Pernambuco,...
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THE Secretariat for Urban Development in the Brazilian state of Bahia has launched a public consultation on a PPP project to build, operate and maintain an 18.5km light rail line in the state capital Salvador. The...
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BOLIVIA’s Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing and the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Works and Communications signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on January 2 pledging to carry out preliminary studies into a rail...
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SANTIAGO Metro has instructed CAF to deliver four additional five-car metro trains for deployment on lines 3 and 6 which are currently under construction in the Chilean capital.   The order follows the initial order for 37...
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THE Latin American Association of Mehn Networks & Subways (Alamys) announced on December 9 that its principal member, Santiago Metro, won a tender from the Colombian Ministry of Transport to assist with the project to...
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THE Brazilian city of Salvador opened the initial section of its second metro line on December 5, when passenger services began operating on the 2.2km three-station western section of Line 2 from Accesso Norte station...
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PRODUCTION of pre-stressed concrete sleepers has started at a new plant built in Bolivia by Bolivian Cement Company (Soboce) and equipped, set up and tested by Wegh Group, Italy.The new plant can produce more than...