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Alstom consortium to complete Cuenca LRT THE Autonomous Municipal Decentralised Government of Cuenca, Ecuador, has selected the ACTN Consortium to complete the civil works for a 10km light rail line with 27 stations in this Unesco world heritage city.
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BUENOS Aires City Council and Argentina’s Ministry of Urban Development and Transport inaugurated a 1km extension of metro Line H to Faculty of Law-Julieta Lanteri on May 17.The new station is expected to generate considerable...
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THE Brazilian government has revised the technical terms for the 1142km Ferrogrão project in an attempt to reduce costs and make the concession more attractive for private sector bidders. By amending the technical requirements, the government...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, inaugurated a 3.5km extension of metro Line 2 from Mussurunga to Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport on April 26. The completion of the airport...
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CRRC Qingdao Sifang confirmed on April 24 that it has signed a $US 277.9m contract with Argentina’s Ministry of Transport to supply 200 EMU cars for the Buenos Aires suburban network. The 1676mm gauge vehicles will...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Márcio França announced on April 17 that work will resume shortly on the 4.5km extension of Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) Line 9 (Emerald Line)...
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TRANSMASHHOLDING subsidiary TMH-Argentina has won a $US 29.7m contract for the maintenance of Chinese-built locomotives and rolling stock used by Argentinean Trains (TA) to operate services on the San Martin Line from Buenos Aires to...
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ITALFERR, a subsidiary of Italian State Railways (FS), has been appointed under a €41m contract by the G&S consortium as main designer for the project to upgrade the 37km Sarmiento line in the Argentine capital...
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RANDON Implementos, Brazil, inaugurated a new road trailer and railway wagon production facility at Araraquara in the state of São Paulo on March 28. The company has invested Reais 100m ($US 30m) in the 25,000 m²...
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PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) is set to open São Paulo suburban Line 13 (Jade) on March 31, which will provide a direct rail link to Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil’s busiest, for the first time. The...
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THE municipal government of Sorocaba, a city of 660,000 inhabitants in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, announced at Brazil’s first Seminar on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Infrastructure on March 15 that it will launch...

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