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Financing approved for Lima metro Line 2 THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on December 4 that it has approved a $US 750m package of loans to finance the construction of Lima Metro Line 2, Peru's largest-ever Public Private Partnership project.
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A committee has been set up by Mexico's lower house policy board to investigate the tendering and subsequent cancellation of the contract to build the 210km Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed line. The country's president Mr...
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CSR confirmed on December 15 that it has been awarded a contract worth around Yuan 1.7bn ($US 270m) to supply 100 diesel locomotives and 3500 wagons of various types as part of the reconstruction of...
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THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on December 4 that it has approved a $US 750m package of loans to finance the construction of Lima Metro Line 2, Peru's largest-ever Public Private Partnership project. Earlier this...
THE primary function of rail transport is to move high volumes of freight and large numbers of people. This is what rail excels at, and its high cost base means it needs high traffic volumes...
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MEXICO's Secretariat of Transport & Communications (SCT) has awarded Alstom and Spanish construction company OHL a combined Pesos 6.45bn ($US 473.2m) contract to provide rolling stock, communications and electrification systems for the light rail Line...
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THE Columbian government and the municipal government in Bogota say they are exploring several possible options for funding the capital's first metro line, which is now expected to cost around $US 7.5bn, more than double...
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A new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs entered service on Buenos Aires' Mitre Line on November 25, replacing life-expired rolling stock with an average age of more than 50 years. CSR Qingdao Sifang is supplying 30-six...
A CONSORTIUM led by CAF, Spain, has been chosen by Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) to supply trains and equipment for a new inter-urban passenger service linking Mexico City and Toluca.The €690m contract...
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THE government of the Brazilian state of Bahia has authorised a Reais 800m ($US 314m) financial package for the 5.5km extension of Salvador metro Line 1 from Pirajá and Águas Claras/Cajazeiras. Financing will be provided by...
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THE government of the Brazilian state of Ceará says it will launch a new tender on December 10 for a contract to complete construction of the Reais 265.5m ($US 102.7m) Parangaba – Mururipe LRT line...