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Brazil prepares for early renewal of railway concessions THE Brazilian government announced on July 3 that Vale and MRS Logistics will invest in the construction of two new railways in exchange for the early renewal of other concessions currently held by these companies which expire in the next decade.
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SANTO Domingo’s metro network was extended into the municipality of Santo Domingo Este on August 8, when the Dominican president Mr Danilo Medina inaugurated the 3.6km eastern section of Line 2 from Eduardo Brito to...
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BRAZIL’s federal government has decided to implement all of the recommendations made by the Court of Auditors of the Union (TCU) regarding the concession for the North-South Railway (FNS), which will now be auctioned on...
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THE Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has approved a loan of Reais 2.89bn ($US 760.2m) to Rumo North and Rumo South, subsidiaries of the Cosan Group, for rail and port operations.The...
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THE latest stage of the rollout of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on São Paulo’s metro should be installed in 2019, secretary of metropolitan transportation, Mr Clodoaldo Pelissioni, has said.In an interview with Brazilian rádio network...
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HUNDREDS of residents lined the streets of the historic city centre of Cuenca on July 27 to witness the inaugural test run on the Ecuadorian city’s first light rail line. The Alstom Citadis low-floor LRV made...
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CHILE’s Antofagasta Railway (FCAB) has awarded GE Transportation a contract to supply five C23EMP single-cab ac/dc diesel-electric locomotives for delivery in 2019. The deal, the first between the two partners, includes a parts, service and...
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BRAZIL’s Investment Partnership Programme (PPI) Council confirmed on July 6 the inclusion of two new railways in the government's concessions programme: the Rio - Vitoria line and the northern section of the North-South Railway (FNS).According...
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THE Brazilian state of Ceará has awarded Spanish company Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure and Brazilian construction company Ferrera Guedes a contract worth Reais 1.47bn ($US 382m) to build Phase 1 of the Eastern Line of...
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THE Brazilian government announced on July 3 that Vale and MRS Logistics will invest in the construction of two new railways in exchange for the early renewal of other concessions currently held by these companies...
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THE government of the state of Mato Grosso in the centre-west region of Brazil has announced a tender to resume the light rail project in Cuiabá, which was originally due to open in time for...

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