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Cuba begins Havana station reconstruction CUBAN Railways (UFC) closed its Havana Central station on June 24 for the start of a three-year rebuilding and renovation project, which will include the construction of additional platforms.
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IN response to growing demand, Medellin Metro has selected CAF to supply 20 three-car trains for the 34.5km two-line metro network in Colombia's second city.   The deal is worth approximately €89m and the trains will be...
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CUBAN Railways (UFC) closed its Havana Central station on June 24 for the start of a three-year rebuilding and renovation project, which will include the construction of additional platforms. All passenger traffic has been moved to...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, Mr Luiz Fernando Pezão, has confirmed an election pledge to build the new Line 3 linking Niterói with São Gonçalo as a metro rather than...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Mr Geraldo Alckmin, signed a 20-year public-private partnership concession with BR Mobilidade Baixada Santista consortium on June 23 to operate the new light rail line and...
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IRJ at UITP 2015, Milan. Sir Peter Hendy, who has completed his two-year term as UITP president handed over to his successor Mr Masaki Ogata at the closing ceremony of the 2015 congress. Ogata, who was...
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PRESIDENT Dilma Rousseff announced ambitious plans on June 9 to revive investment in Brazil's inadequate transport infrastructure in an attempt to stop the country's slide into recession. The plan includes a new funding model aimed...
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RIO de Janeiro's suburban operator SuperVia recently completed phase 1 of its programme to upgrade its Central do Brazil terminal and 102 outlying stations, with work including the installation of Harman's IDX Information Delivery System...
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A MILESTONE was reached on the construction of the eastern section of Santo Domingo metro Line 2 on May 20, with the completion of tunnelling works on the extension from Eduardo Brito to Carretera Malla...
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With Brazil's ambitious programme of railway construction plans stalling, the government is revising its concession model for new projects to rely more on private investment while easing pressure on public debt. Kevin Smith looks at...
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MEXICO's Federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) has agreed to pay $US 1.3m in damages to China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) for costs incurred in bidding for the cancelled Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed...