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Alstom consortium to complete Cuenca LRT THE Autonomous Municipal Decentralised Government of Cuenca, Ecuador, has selected the ACTN Consortium to complete the civil works for a 10km light rail line with 27 stations in this Unesco world heritage city.
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SÃO Paulo Metro (CMSP) will retrofit 88 platform screen doors in 36 of the Brazilian city’s busiest stations on the Blue, Green and Red lines, with the tender expected to be released later this year...
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THE interurban passenger line under construction between Mexico City and Toluca has reached a milestone with the first of two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) breaking through the 4.7km long twin-bore Vía Derecha tunnel on June...
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TWO new lines and the extension of another, announced by Chilean president Sebastian Piñera in his June 1 address to the nation, are set to almost double Santiago´s metro, already the most extensive in South...
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SEVERAL groups are believed to be bidding for the 12-year concession to operate the Buenos Aires metro, with the winner expected to take over the metro on January 1 2019 from Metrovías which has operated...
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SKYRAIL Bahia, a consortium of Build Your Dreams and Metrorail, has been selected for a Reais 1.53bn PPP ($US 420m) contract to construct and operate a 19.9km monorail line in the Brazilian city of Bahia. The...
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BUENOS Aires City Council and Argentina’s Ministry of Urban Development and Transport inaugurated a 1km extension of metro Line H to Faculty of Law-Julieta Lanteri on May 17.The new station is expected to generate considerable...
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THE Brazilian government has revised the technical terms for the 1142km Ferrogrão project in an attempt to reduce costs and make the concession more attractive for private sector bidders. By amending the technical requirements, the government...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, inaugurated a 3.5km extension of metro Line 2 from Mussurunga to Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport on April 26. The completion of the airport...
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CRRC Qingdao Sifang confirmed on April 24 that it has signed a $US 277.9m contract with Argentina’s Ministry of Transport to supply 200 EMU cars for the Buenos Aires suburban network. The 1676mm gauge vehicles will...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Márcio França announced on April 17 that work will resume shortly on the 4.5km extension of Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) Line 9 (Emerald Line)...

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