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Rio expands Porto Maravilha LRT RIO de Janeiro added a second line to the Porto Maravilha light rail network on February 6, when the city’s mayor Mr Marcelo Crivella inaugurated the initial section of Line 2 between Saara and Praça XV (Barcas).
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A major revamp of suburban rail services in Santiago was officially completed on March 17, when Chilean president Mrs Michelle Bachalet and minister of transport and communications Mrs Paola Tapia made an inaugural trip on...
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CUBAN authorities and Russian Railways (RZD) announced further details of a plan to upgrade Cuba's railway network on March 8 following the conclusion of a study conducted by RZD International. The work was carried out under...
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ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...
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In Arica, in the far north of Chile, two international railways converge, one from Tacna, in Peru, and the other from Bolivia. After years of inactivity, both are springing back to life, with an eye...
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PANAMA Metro has invited expressions of interest for a contract to carry out a pre-feasibility study for lines 4 and 5. The study will examine physical, socioeconomic and urban development factors and will also consider suitable...
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THE first of 30 new metre-gauge diesel-electric locomotives built by Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Ziyang arrived in Argentina on February 8. The locomotives were unloaded from the ship that had brought them from Shanghai in...
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RIO de Janeiro added a second line to the Porto Maravilha light rail network on February 6, when the city’s mayor Mr Marcelo Crivella inaugurated the initial section of Line 2 between Saara and Praça...
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SÃO PAULO state governor Mr Geraldo Alckmin inaugurated the final section of the initial Reais 1.3bn ($US 410m) phase of the light rail network in the Brazilian port city of Santos. Public services began the following...
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ARGENTINA’s Ministry of Transport and Argentinean Trains (TA) have held a series of technical consultations with international rolling stock suppliers as part of preparations for procurement for the Buenos Aires RER project. The aim of the...
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THE Colombian government has allocated Pesos 15 trillion ($US 5.1bn) towards urban transport projects in the capital Bogota, with a significant chunk of the funding destined for the city’s first metro line. The funding package was...

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