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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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BOLIVIA’s Andean Railway (FCA) has awarded a contract to Stadler for three metre-gauge South American Light (Sali) locomotives for operation in Bolivia and neighbouring South American countries.The locomotives will be built at Stadler’s Valencia plant...
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THE Argentine government has announced that it will not renew the contract held by operator Ferrovías for the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter line from Retiro Belgrano station to Villa Rosa despite Ferrovías’ application for...
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Regional editor Ian Thomson-Newman reports from the Rail LatAm conference held in Santiago in November, on the latest developments in Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Peru.RAIL freight traffic in Chile has stagnated in recent years. In...
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BRAZIL’s Ministry of Cities has authorised the Federal District government to proceed with a Reais 333.4m ($US 103m) project to upgrade and extend Brasilia’s metro network. The deal was signed at a ceremony held at the...
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GE Transportation has commissioned a moving assembly line for locomotives at its Contagem plant in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, which according to the manufacturer will reduce lead times by around 20%. Unlike traditional static...
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PROPOSALS for two separate projects to improve passenger and freight links between the Chilean capital Santiago and nearby cities on the Pacific coast were unveiled in early January. The first proposal comes from Tren Santiago Valparaíso...
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THE Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has started construction of Line 3 of the Porto Maravilha light rail network, which is being developed by Rio’s Port Urban Development Company (CDURP). The project is due to...
FOLLOWING several years of struggle, Brazil’s difficult economic situation finally appears to be coming to a head, bringing much-needed relief to the country’s embattled railway industry. After all, demand for freight wagons and locomotives is...
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THE Viamobilidade consortium, led by CCR Group, won an auction on January 19 for the 20-year concession for São Paulo metro Line 5-Lilac and monorail Line 17-Gold. The consortium, which comprises CCR Group (83.4%) and RuasInvest...
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ARGENTINA’s Ministry of Transport published a resolution in the Official Gazette of the Republic on December 29 confirming its intention to award CRRC Qingdao Sifang a $US 316.5m contract to supply 200 EMU cars for...

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