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Construction begins on Quito metro THE mayor of Quito Mr Mauricio Rodas officially launched major construction works on the Ecuadorian capital's first metro line on January 19, when a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the line's depot and control centre near Quitumbe bus terminal in the south of the city.
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THE government of the Brazilian state of São Paulo says it will seek assistance from Korea to develop plans for a network of frequent regional services linking the city of São Paulo with surrounding cities. The...
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THE City of Buenos Aires confirmed on January 26 that it is planning to order 60 additional 300 series Metropolis cars from Alstom as part of the ongoing modernisation of its metro train fleet. The stainless-steel...
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RIO de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beach and Christ the Redeemer statue are set to serve as the backdrop for next summer's Olympic Games, the first to be held in a South American city. Questions over the...
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WHAT is claimed to be the first LRV driver training simulator in South America is now operational for the Porto Maravilha light rail project in Rio de Janeiro.The simulator has been supplied by Railway Technology...
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ANSALDO STS has awarded Siemens a contract to electrify two lines of the Lima metro currently under construction. These comprise the 27km east-west Line 2 and the 8km first phase of Line 4 which will...
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SPANISH engineering and construction company Sener has completed a value engineering study for the first metro line in the Columbian capital Bogota. The study was commissioned by National Development Finance (FDN), a government institution promoting private...
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THE mayor of Quito Mr Mauricio Rodas officially launched major construction works on the Ecuadorian capital's first metro line on January 19, when a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the line's depot...
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GUADALAJARA Urban Electric Train Company (Siteur) has awarded Bombardier a Pesos 752m ($US 43.4m) contract to supply 12 two-car light metro trains for operation on Line 1 of the city's standard-gauge 750V dc network. The World...
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Chilean State Railways' latest three-year development plan continues the country's ambitious investments in infrastructure to boost suburban passenger services. Ian Thomson-Newman reports from Santiago on how the railway is aiming to achieve its growth target. STATE-owned...
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FOR its January 2016 issue, International Railway Journal has forsaken its usual format for something a little different. The Railway in 2016 is a comprehensive look ahead to the trends and issues set to impact...