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São Paulo to develop inter-city rail plans THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Geraldo Alckmin announced on March 28 that the state will push ahead with plans to develop an inter-city passenger rail network after receiving assurances of federal support for the project.
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ALSTOM has begun delivering a batch of 70 additional Metropolis metro cars to Panama Metro, which will be used to increase capacity on Line 1. The first three-car train was delivered to the line’s depot in...
são-paulo-to-invite-bids-for-lines-5-and-17-concession
THE government of São Paulo has announced that bidding will open on July 4 for the public-private partnership (PPP) concession to operate lines 5 and 17 of the Brazilian city’s metro network. Governor Mr Geraldo Alckmin...
alstom-to-renew-buenos-aires-line-b-power-supply
BUENOS Aires Metro (SBase) has awarded a €17m contract to Alstom to renew the power supply on Line B.The line is 12.5km long and runs from the city centre to Juan Manuel de Rosas with...
metro-car-market-primed-for-further-growth-says-report
ACCORDING to a study by SCI Verkehr, Germany, the world market for metro cars is set to grow at an annual rate of 1-2% from what it describes as a very high current market volume...
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THE CEO of Italian State Railways (FS), Mr Renato Mazzoncini, signed an agreement in Rome on April 7 with Mr Guillermo Dietrich, Argentina’s minister of transport, for FS to provide technical assistance for the Buenos...
são-paulo-to-develop-inter-city-rail-plans
THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Geraldo Alckmin announced on March 28 that the state will push ahead with plans to develop an inter-city passenger rail network after receiving assurances of...
cuba-evaluates-lightweight-railbus
RUSSIAN manufacturer Muromteplovoz has built the prototype of a new railbus design for minor branch lines in Cuba. The new railbus is named “Alisa” and is smaller than the SV-10 DMUs which are currently being assembled...
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A major revamp of suburban rail services in Santiago was officially completed on March 17, when Chilean president Mrs Michelle Bachalet and minister of transport and communications Mrs Paola Tapia made an inaugural trip on...
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CUBAN authorities and Russian Railways (RZD) announced further details of a plan to upgrade Cuba's railway network on March 8 following the conclusion of a study conducted by RZD International. The work was carried out under...
global-rail-traffic-forecast-for-continued-growth
ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...

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