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Odebrecht pulls out of Quito metro consortium THE mayor of Quito Mr Mauricio Rodas announced on May 3 that international lenders have accepted changes to the contracting structure for the Quito metro project after Brazilian construction company Odebrecht pulled out of the consortium building the line.
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REGULAR passenger services between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata resumed on July 3 following a two-year hiatus. Argentinean Trains is now operating a daily service, which departs from Constitución station in Buenos Aires at 15.13,...
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SANTIAGO Metro has revealed the alignment and station locations for the Chilean capital’s seventh metro line, which will relieve the congested central section of Line 1. The $US 2.53bn Line 7 will connect the districts of...
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THE Brazilian government has confirmed that it will open bidding for a new sub-concession for the south-central section of the North-South Railway (FNS) in early 2018 with public hearings for possible bidders beginning at the...
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THE government of São Paulo has postponed bidding for the public-private partnership (PPP) concession to operate lines 5 and 17 of the Brazilian city’s metro network from July 4 until September 28.São Paulo’s governor Mr...
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ARGENTINA’s transport minister Mr Guillermo Dietrich and the chief of government of Buenos Aires Mr Rodríguez Larreta officially launched construction on a project to elevate part of the city’s San Martín Line on June 8. The...
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BRAZILIAN mining company Vale and GE Transportation announced on June 5, an agreement to install GE’s Trip Optimizer on 114 Vale locomotives across Brazil. The automated system, which records data, analyses route topology and conditions, and...
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SINARA Transport Machines (STM) handed over the first class TGM8KM diesel hydraulic locomotive for Cuban Railways Union Railways (UFC) at its plant in Lyudinovo, Russia, on May 30. STM is supplying 60 of the four-axle single-cab...
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A batch of 20 CRRC locomotives for Argentina’s 1676mm-gauge San Martín Railway was unloaded at the port of Buenos Aires on May 30. The six-axle units were built at CRRC’s plant in Qishuyan, China, and are...
OVER the last year, Brazil’s already-struggling railway construction programme has endured a rough ride as political turbulence and a fiscal crisis have restrained government spending. However, these are not the only issues holding back expansion...
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ARGENTINA’s minister of transport Mr Guillermo Dietrich visited the port of Buenos Aires on May 24 to witness the delivery of a batch of 156 Chinese-built wagons for Argentinean Trains Cargo. CRRC is supplying 107 diesel...

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