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New trains and higher frequencies for Lima metro LIMA metro Line 1 is set to benefit from a significant increase in capacity under an addendum to the concession contract between the Peruvian government and the GyM-Ferrovias consortium, which was signed on July 11 by Peru’s minister of communications and transport Mr José Gallardo Ku and consortium chairman Mr Gonzalo Ferraro.
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CUBAN import agency Tradex signed a contract with Sinara Transport Machines, Russia, on July 23 for 75 diesel-hydraulic locomotives for Cuban Union Railways (UFC). The order is divided in into 60 type TGM-8 and 15 type...
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BRAZIL’s National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) has awarded two consortia contracts to carry out feasibility studies for a commuter rail link running south from the capital Brasilia to Luziânia in the state of Goiás. The studies...
comsa-receives-first-railway-contract-in-uruguay
URUGUAY’s Ministry of Transport and public works has awarded Comsa, Spain, with a €94m contract to modernise the 180km between Piedra Sola -Salto Grande line. The works include the replacement of 562,000m of rail, 136,000 wooden...
new-trains-and-higher-frequencies-for-lima-metro
LIMA metro Line 1 is set to benefit from a significant increase in capacity under an addendum to the concession contract between the Peruvian government and the GyM-Ferrovias consortium, which was signed on July 11...
caf-to-supply-trains-for-quito-metro
SPAIN's Official Credit Institute (ICO), representing the government of Spain and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador has signed a funding agreement with CAF financing rolling stock, auxiliary vehicles, workshop tools and...
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AFTER several false starts, Argentina's Ministry of Transport confirmed on July 4 that work on a project to replace the surface alignment of the Sarmiento Line in Buenos Aires with a 22.4km tunnel will resume...
peru-restores-its-only-international-railway
AFTER being out of action for over four years, Peru's only international railway, which connects the southern town of Tacna with Arica in northern Chile, restarted operations on June 1. The Tacna - Arica railway (FCTA)...
russia-finances-cuban-locomotive-modernisation
THE government of Cuba signed a €190m loan agreement with the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (Exiar) during last-week's St Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be used by Cuban Union Railways (UFC) to finance...
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JAMAICA's minister of transport and works Mr Michael Henry told the House of Representatives on June 8 that the government is holding discussions with Herzog, United States, regarding the possibility of establishing a public-private partnership...
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THE government of the Brazilian state of São Paulo announced on June 7 that TC-Linha 4 Amarela, a consortium of Comsa and Tiisa Infraestrutura e Investimentos, has been selected to complete the second phase of...