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More delays for Mexican high-speed tender MEXICO's Federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) announced on January 28 that it has postponed the publication of final bidding documents for the tender to build and maintain the 210km Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed line to accommodate feedback from prospective bidders and the country's competition authorities.
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MEXICO's Federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) announced on January 28 that it has postponed the publication of final bidding documents for the tender to build and maintain the 210km Mexico City – Queretaro...
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MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries (MHI) has awarded Nippon Signal, Japan, a contract to supply signalling systems for São Paulo metro Line 6. Nippon Signal will supply Automatic Train Supervision (ATS), electronic interlockings and its Simple-structure and high...
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TRENSURB, the metro operator in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, has taken delivery of the last of 15 four-car Metropolis EMUs being supplied by the FrotaPoa consortium of Alstom and CAF Brazil under a...
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MEXICO's Federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) confirmed on January 4 that it will issue preliminary bidding documents on January 14 for a revised tender for the contract to build the 210km Mexico City...
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A committee has been set up by Mexico's lower house policy board to investigate the tendering and subsequent cancellation of the contract to build the 210km Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed line. The country's president Mr...
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CSR confirmed on December 15 that it has been awarded a contract worth around Yuan 1.7bn ($US 270m) to supply 100 diesel locomotives and 3500 wagons of various types as part of the reconstruction of...
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THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on December 4 that it has approved a $US 750m package of loans to finance the construction of Lima Metro Line 2, Peru's largest-ever Public Private Partnership project. Earlier this...
THE primary function of rail transport is to move high volumes of freight and large numbers of people. This is what rail excels at, and its high cost base means it needs high traffic volumes...
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MEXICO's Secretariat of Transport & Communications (SCT) has awarded Alstom and Spanish construction company OHL a combined Pesos 6.45bn ($US 473.2m) contract to provide rolling stock, communications and electrification systems for the light rail Line...
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THE Columbian government and the municipal government in Bogota say they are exploring several possible options for funding the capital's first metro line, which is now expected to cost around $US 7.5bn, more than double...