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First Guadalajara Line 3 train heads for Mexico THE first of 18 three-car Metropolis trains for Guadalajara metro Line 3 has left Alstom’s Santa Perpetua de Mogoda plant near Barcelona for the nearby port of Tarragona on the first stage of its journey to Mexico.
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THE Brazilian city of Salvador opened the initial section of its second metro line on December 5, when passenger services began operating on the 2.2km three-station western section of Line 2 from Accesso Norte station...
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PRODUCTION of pre-stressed concrete sleepers has started at a new plant built in Bolivia by Bolivian Cement Company (Soboce) and equipped, set up and tested by Wegh Group, Italy.The new plant can produce more than...
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SPANISH engineering consultancy IDOM has completed a feasibility study into the construction of a 21km light rail line in Guatemala City. The study estimates the cost of constructing the 20-station north-south line from Centra Norte to...
passenger-trains-return-to-mar-del-plata
THE restoration of passenger services between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata reached a milestone on November 22, when the first test train arrived in Argentina’s seventh-largest city following the completion of a project to...
santiago-metro-line-3-station-contract-awarded
SANTIAGO Metro has awarded a joint venture of Arrigoni Engineering & Construction, Chile, and Strukton International a $US 49m contract to construct stations on the new metro Line 3. Package group 1 and 2 covers the...
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URUGUAYAN State Railways (AFE) has acquired seven Y1 single-car DMUs from Swedish rolling stock leasing company NetRail to improve services on the Montevideo - 25 de Agosto line. The Y1 DMUs were built by Fiat in...
cuba-orders-russian-long-distance-coaches
THE director of Cuban foreign trade agency Tradex Mr José Antonio Arias signed a contract with Mr Andrei Solovey, CEO of Transmashholding subsidiary Tver Carriage Works (TVZ), on November 10 for 68 passenger coaches for...
first-guadalajara-line-3-train-heads-for-mexico
THE first of 18 three-car Metropolis trains for Guadalajara metro Line 3 has left Alstom’s Santa Perpetua de Mogoda plant near Barcelona for the nearby port of Tarragona on the first stage of its journey...
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THE Acciona-Odebrecht construction consortium, building the first metro line in the Ecuadorian capital Quito has commissioned Siemens to electrify the line, it was announced on October 21. The scope of the project includes 46km of rigid...
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ACCIONA is preparing a tunnel boring machine (TBM) in Noblejas, Spain, which will be used to excavate the first metro line in Ecuadorian capital Quito. The 1660-tonne machine is the first of the three TBMs which...