Central/South America

THE government of São Paulo has announced that bidding will open on July 4 for the public-private partnership (PPP) concession to operate lines 5 and 17 of the Brazilian city’s…
BUENOS Aires Metro (SBase) has awarded a €17m contract to Alstom to renew the power supply on Line B.
ACCORDING to a study by SCI Verkehr, Germany, the world market for metro cars is set to grow at an annual rate of 1-2% from what it describes as a…
THE CEO of Italian State Railways (FS), Mr Renato Mazzoncini, signed an agreement in Rome on April 7 with Mr Guillermo Dietrich, Argentina’s minister of transport, for FS to provide…
THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Geraldo Alckmin announced on March 28 that the state will push ahead with plans to develop an inter-city passenger rail…
RUSSIAN manufacturer Muromteplovoz has built the prototype of a new railbus design for minor branch lines in Cuba.
A major revamp of suburban rail services in Santiago was officially completed on March 17, when Chilean president Mrs Michelle Bachalet and minister of transport and communications Mrs Paola Tapia…
CUBAN authorities and Russian Railways (RZD) announced further details of a plan to upgrade Cuba's railway network on March 8 following the conclusion of a study conducted by RZD International.
ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The…
In Arica, in the far north of Chile, two international railways converge, one from Tacna, in Peru, and the other from Bolivia. After years of inactivity, both are springing back…
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