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Argentina's Train of the Clouds concession revoked ARGENTINA's world-famous Tren de las Nubes (Train of the Clouds) has ceased operating and concessionaire Ecotren has been stripped of its contract following a derailment in a remote area of the Andes.
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CIVIL works have begun on the first phase of the third light metro line in Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara. The initial section of Line 3 will link Periférico Zapopan in the northwest of the city with...
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ARGENTINA's world-famous Tren de las Nubes (Train of the Clouds) has ceased operating and concessionaire Ecotren has been stripped of its contract following a derailment in a remote area of the Andes. The tourist train was...
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MOVE São Paulo, the PPP concessionaire responsible for building and operating São Paulo metro Line 6, has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) contract to provide railway systems for the 13.5km driverless line. The deal, which is...
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MUNICIPAL authorities in the Colombian capital Bogota have revised plans for the city's first metro line to include a 4km western extension beyond the proposed terminus at Portal Americas in Kennedy to serve the district...
PLANS to establish commuter rail services in the Paraguayan capital Asuncion have taken a step forward after Korean Rail Network Authority (KRNA) and the engineering faculty of the Asuncion National University (Fiuna) were appointed to...
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THE governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Mr César Duarte, signed a letter of intent in Beijing on July 31 with a group of Chinese companies to build the rail element of the San...
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BRAZIL's federal government says it has received 81 study proposals from 19 groups for the construction of six new railway corridors totalling 4676km. The projects are: • the 990km Sinop, Matto Grosso – Mirituba, Pará, freight corridor,...
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THE government of the Mexican state of Nuevo León has awarded CAF, Spain, a Peso 3.26bn ($US 251m) contract to supply and maintain 22 trains for Line 3 of the Monterrey metro. In addition to the...
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SERVICES on the first metro line in the Peruvian capital Lima reached the northwestern suburb of San Juan de Lurigancho on July 26 with the opening of the 12.4km second phase from Miguel Grau to...
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ARGENTINEAN President Mrs Christina Kirchner and transport and interior minister Mr Florencio Randazzo officially launched the new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs for Buenos Aires' Sarmiento Line on July 21, when the first trains entered...