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Russia finances Cuban locomotive modernisation THE government of Cuba signed a €190m loan agreement with the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (Exiar) during last-week's St Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be used by Cuban Union Railways (UFC) to finance the modernisation of its locomotive fleet.
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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)...
russia-finances-cuban-locomotive-modernisation
THE government of Cuba signed a €190m loan agreement with the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (Exiar) during last-week's St Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be used by Cuban Union Railways (UFC) to finance...
jamaican-government-in-rail-revival-talks
JAMAICA's minister of transport and works Mr Michael Henry told the House of Representatives on June 8 that the government is holding discussions with Herzog, United States, regarding the possibility of establishing a public-private partnership...
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THE government of the Brazilian state of São Paulo announced on June 7 that TC-Linha 4 Amarela, a consortium of Comsa and Tiisa Infraestrutura e Investimentos, has been selected to complete the second phase of...
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CHILEAN State Railways (EFE) has awarded Indra, Spain, a 10-year contract worth €6.9m to supply, install, configure, test and maintain a multiservice IP/MPLS data transmission network. The network will cover 550km of lines around Santiago and...
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THE mayor of Rio de Janeiro Mr Eduardo Paes inaugurated the first phase of the 28km Porto Maravilha light rail network on June 5. Passenger services will operate on a trial basis between 12.00 and 15.00...
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IRJ at WCRR 2016, Milan: Leading Italian railway officials have called on the railway industry to better promote its sustainable credentials in order for rail to secure its place as the backbone of transport in...
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RIO de Janeiro reached a milestone in its transport preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games on May 23, when the first test train traversed the new metro Line 4. The 16km six-station line links Jardim Oceânico...
argentina-to-upgrade-belgrano-north-commuter-network
ARGENTINA's Ministry of Transport is to invest Pesos 1.64bn ($US 115.5m) during the next four years to upgrade the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter rail line linking Buenos Aires Retiro with Vila Rosa.The line currently...
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CAF has filed a claim with insurers after a new driverless metro train for Santiago worth $US 7.3m was written off in a shipping accident during delivery from Spain.   The five-car train was completely destroyed in...