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Odebrecht pulls out of Quito metro consortium THE mayor of Quito Mr Mauricio Rodas announced on May 3 that international lenders have accepted changes to the contracting structure for the Quito metro project after Brazilian construction company Odebrecht pulled out of the consortium building the line.
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ARGENTINA’s transport minister Mr Guillermo Dietrich and the chief of government of Buenos Aires Mr Rodríguez Larreta officially launched construction on a project to elevate part of the city’s San Martín Line on June 8. The...
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BRAZILIAN mining company Vale and GE Transportation announced on June 5, an agreement to install GE’s Trip Optimizer on 114 Vale locomotives across Brazil. The automated system, which records data, analyses route topology and conditions, and...
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SINARA Transport Machines (STM) handed over the first class TGM8KM diesel hydraulic locomotive for Cuban Railways Union Railways (UFC) at its plant in Lyudinovo, Russia, on May 30. STM is supplying 60 of the four-axle single-cab...
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A batch of 20 CRRC locomotives for Argentina’s 1676mm-gauge San Martín Railway was unloaded at the port of Buenos Aires on May 30. The six-axle units were built at CRRC’s plant in Qishuyan, China, and are...
OVER the last year, Brazil’s already-struggling railway construction programme has endured a rough ride as political turbulence and a fiscal crisis have restrained government spending. However, these are not the only issues holding back expansion...
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ARGENTINA’s minister of transport Mr Guillermo Dietrich visited the port of Buenos Aires on May 24 to witness the delivery of a batch of 156 Chinese-built wagons for Argentinean Trains Cargo. CRRC is supplying 107 diesel...
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THE Brazilian city of Salvador added four stations to its metro network on May 23 with the start of commercial operations on the 6km section of Line 2 from Rodoviária to Pituaçu. Services on Line 2...
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THE Argentinean government signed a $US 49.5m loan agreement with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in Tokyo on May 19, which will finance the rollout of Automatic Train Stop (ATS) on the Buenos Aires...
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A’REX, the Korean consortium which operates the 58km express rail link between Incheon Airport, Gimpo Airport and Seoul, has expressed interest in the Reais 8bn ($US 2.6bn) Brasilia - Goiânia passenger rail project to Brazil’s...
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A tender notice for contracts to build and operate an 18.5km light rail line in the Brazilian city of Salvador was published in the official journal of the state of Bahia on May 3. The 21-station...

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