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Argentina to renationalise railways ARGENTINEAN president Mrs Christina Kirchner announced on March 2 that the government will present a bill to Congress to renationalise all of the country's railways, bringing to an end more than a quarter of a century of private operation in Argentina.
THE dramatic fall in oil prices has already claimed its first railway casualties, including Mexico's troubled high-speed project, and it could have serious consequences for rail if the cost of road transport remains at a...
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THE president of Alstom Transport, Mr Henri Poupart-Lafarge, inaugurated the company's new €15m Citadis LRV production line at Taubaté in the Brazilian state of São Paulo on March 3.The first vehicles to be manufactured at...
argentina-to-renationalise-railways
ARGENTINEAN president Mrs Christina Kirchner announced on March 2 that the government will present a bill to Congress to renationalise all of the country's railways, bringing to an end more than a quarter of a...
brazil’s-cosan-proceeds-with-all-takeover
COSAN Logistics has been granted approval by Brazil's anti-trust regulator Cade to proceed with a takeover of the country's largest railway operator Latin American Logistics (ALL) through its Rumo Logistics subsidiary, which is expected to...
brazil-increases-vehicle-production-in-2014
THE Brazilian Railway Industry Association (Abifer) says that Brazilian rail vehicles industry production increased substantially in 2014, with the industrial sector producing and delivering 4703 freight wagons, which was more than double the 2280 produced...
panama-metro-line-2-bids-due
BIDDERS are due to submit offers this week for the contract to construct the second metro line in Panama City, which is estimated to cost $US 2.4bn. Odebrecht, Brazil, and FCC, Spain, the companies appointed to...
buenos-aires-signalling-and-electrification-deals-signed
ARGENTINA's Interior and Transport Ministry has concluded contracts for the resignalling of Buenos Aires' Sarmiento and Mitre suburban lines, together with the electrification of the final section of the 60km Buenos Aires Constitutión – La...
grupo-mexico-mulls-sale-of-rail-business-stake
THE majority shareholder of Mexico's largest railfreight operator Ferromex says it is considering selling a stake in its rail business. Mining and transport conglomerate Grupo Mexico issued a statement to the Mexico City stock exchange on...
first-rio-metro-line-4-train-arrives-in-brazil
THE first of 15 six-car trains being supplied by CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles, China, for Rio de Janeiro metro Line 4 was unloaded at the city's port on January 27. The remaining 14 sets are due...
more-delays-for-mexican-high-speed-tender
MEXICO's Federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) announced on January 28 that it has postponed the publication of final bidding documents for the tender to build and maintain the 210km Mexico City – Queretaro...