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Buenos Aires Mitre Line trains enter service 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.
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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...
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HYUNDAI-ROTEM, Korea, is to establish a rolling stock assembly plant in Brazil under an agreement with the government of the state of São Paulo, which was signed at Bandeirantes Palace on November 12 in the...
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MEXICO City Public Transport System (STC) has awarded Alstom Transport Mexico a Pesos 5.8bn ($US 343m) contract to modernise 85 rubber-tyred trains, which are used on metro lines 4, 5, 6, 7, and B. The project...
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THE Chilean government has announced a $US 4.2bn urban public transport investment plan, of which some 45% is slated to be financed by concessionaires. The plan is focused on the capital of Santiago, to which...
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THE president of Mexico Mr Enrique Pena Nieto announced on November 6 that the government has decided to annul the tender to construct the Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed line just days after the Federal...
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THE government of Suriname has selected Strukton Systems, Netherlands, as preferred bidder for a €130m contract to construct a 29km diesel-operated light rail line linking the capital Paramaribo with the suburb of Onverwacht. The double-track line...
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THE Mexican government announced on November 3 that a consortium of Chinese and Mexican companies has been selected for a turnkey contract to design, build, operate and maintain the country's first high-speed line. Ministry of Communications...