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Peru launches tender for Tren Macho revival PERU's Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (Proinversión) issued an invitation to prequalify on July 24 for a concession to "comprehensively rehabilitate" the 128.7km Huancayo - Huancavelica line in the Andes, which is popularly known as Tren Macho.
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THE Panamanian cabinet granted Panama Metro approval on July 21 to proceed with the acquisition of 70 additional metro cars to increase capacity on Panama City metro Line 1. The order will enable Panama Metro to...
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PERU's Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (Proinversión) issued an invitation to prequalify on July 24 for a concession to "comprehensively rehabilitate" the 128.7km Huancayo - Huancavelica line in the Andes, which is popularly...
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CHILEAN State Railways (EFE) has received a new self-propelled measurement vehicle from Mermec, Italy, which will monitor the condition of the railway network and help its engineers to optimise maintenance and renewal work.   The customised 18m-long...
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THE government of the Federal District of Mexico City has awarded a contract to carry out civil works on the 3.9km western extension of metro Line 12 to a consortium of Prodemex, Mexico, and Proacon,...
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BRAZIL's National Bank for Social and Economic Development (BNDES) has announced that it will provide loans totalling Reais 70.5m ($US 21.9m) to finance 19 diesel locomotives ordered by freight operators VLI and Rumo Logistics from...
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ARGENTINA's interior and transport minister Mr Florencio Randazzo inspected the first of 27 metre-gauge commuter DMUs for the Belgrano Sur commuter network at the port of Buenos Aires on July 7. The three-car trains were ordered...
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THE first of 32 Alstom Citadis low-floor LRVs for the 28km Porto Maravilha light rail network was unveiled on July 5 by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro Mr Eduardo Paes. The 44m-long bidirectional vehicles are...
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THE first of a new fleet of DMUs for Tren del Valle commuter rail services between the Argentinean city of Neuquén and the neighbouring town of Cipolletti was delivered on July 5. The two-car trains, which...
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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...