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Brazil to finance Carajas railway expansion BRAZIL's National Development Bank (BNDES) has approved further Reais 6.2bn ($US 2.8bn) in funding for mining giant Vale's plan to increase iron-ore production to 230 million tonnes per year, which includes investment in capacity enhancements on the company's Carajás Railway (EFC).
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BRAZIL's National Development Bank (BNDES) has approved further Reais 6.2bn ($US 2.8bn) in funding for mining giant Vale's plan to increase iron-ore production to 230 million tonnes per year, which includes investment in capacity enhancements...
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THE FIRST of 22 LRVs being built by Tremvia Santos, a consortium of TTrans and Vossloh, for the first light rail line in the Brazilian city of Santos began its sea voyage from Spain to...
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CENTRAL America's first metro line was inaugurated on April 5, when the Panamanian president Mr Ricardo Martinelli inaugurated the initial 13.7km section of Panama City Line 1 between Albrook and Los Andes. Construction began in November...
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CHILEAN State Railways (EFE) has selected Alstom to supply and maintain a further 12 two-car X'Trapolis suburban EMUs, four of which will be deployed on the new Rancagua Xpress service between Santiago, Nos and Rancagua,...
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MEXICO's transport and communications ministry (SCT) has issued a call for tenders for construction of a 4.6km tunnel from Ocoyoacac Township, east of Toluca, east to the neighbouring Cuajimalpa delegation, which is the second section...
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BRAZILIAN railfreight operator MRS Logistics carried a record 151.6 million tonnes of freight in 2013 according to the company's annual results, which show net profits increased by 6.6% year-on-year to Reais 469.4m ($US 202m). MRS says...
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PERU's private investment agency Proinversión has announced that just one bidder now remains in the tender for the PPP contract to finance, build, operate, and maintain the second metro line in the capital Lima after...
rio-metro-line-1-reaches-uruguai
METRÔ RIO celebrated the opening of Rio de Janeiro's 36th metro station on March 15, with the inauguration of the 1.1km extension of Line 1 from Saens Peña to Uruguai. Uruguai is the first station on...
santiago-to-extend-the-life-of-40-year-old-metro-trains
SANTIAGO Metro has awarded a €220m contract to Alstom to modernise a fleet of 35 seven-car trains which Alsthom supplied more than 40 years ago. The refurbishment is designed to extend the life of the...
consortium-to-supervise-bolivian-railway-project
THE Bolivian Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing has awarded a consortium of Acciona Ingenieria, Spain, and CPM a contract worth around $US 10.5m to supervise construction of the 205km Montero - Bulo Bulo...