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São Paulo plans metro privatisation THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Mr Geraldo Alckmin, says he wants to privatise six of the nine existing or planned metro and monorail lines serving the city of São Paulo, which represents about 60% of the network.
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THE first of 42 driverless metro trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) for Lima metro Line 2 was loaded onto the MV Cerinthus at the port of Salerno on August 16 in readiness...
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A full-size mock-up of the forthcoming Alstom Metropolis train for Guadalajara metro Line 3 was unveiled in the city’s northern district of Zapopan on August 9 by Mr Rodolfo Guadalajara Gutiérrez, managing director of metro...
são-paulo-plans-metro-privatisation
THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Mr Geraldo Alckmin, says he wants to privatise six of the nine existing or planned metro and monorail lines serving the city of São Paulo, which...
cuban-railways-orders-75-locomotives-from-sinara
CUBAN import agency Tradex signed a contract with Sinara Transport Machines, Russia, on July 23 for 75 diesel-hydraulic locomotives for Cuban Union Railways (UFC). The order is divided in into 60 type TGM-8 and 15 type...
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BRAZIL’s National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) has awarded two consortia contracts to carry out feasibility studies for a commuter rail link running south from the capital Brasilia to Luziânia in the state of Goiás. The studies...
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URUGUAY’s Ministry of Transport and public works has awarded Comsa, Spain, with a €94m contract to modernise the 180km between Piedra Sola -Salto Grande line. The works include the replacement of 562,000m of rail, 136,000 wooden...
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LIMA metro Line 1 is set to benefit from a significant increase in capacity under an addendum to the concession contract between the Peruvian government and the GyM-Ferrovias consortium, which was signed on July 11...
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SPAIN's Official Credit Institute (ICO), representing the government of Spain and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador has signed a funding agreement with CAF financing rolling stock, auxiliary vehicles, workshop tools and...
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AFTER several false starts, Argentina's Ministry of Transport confirmed on July 4 that work on a project to replace the surface alignment of the Sarmiento Line in Buenos Aires with a 22.4km tunnel will resume...
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AFTER being out of action for over four years, Peru's only international railway, which connects the southern town of Tacna with Arica in northern Chile, restarted operations on June 1. The Tacna - Arica railway (FCTA)...

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