Central/South America

THE Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $US 400m loan to support signalling and telecommunications upgrades and electrification of the 76km San Martin commuter railway in Buenos Aires, the only…
POSE, Argentina, has awarded a €10m sub-contract to Alstom to supply signalling equipment for a project to resignal four stations on the Merlo - Lobos branch of the Sarmiento Line…
THE proposal to build a transcontinental railway linking Brazil and Peru - the Bi-oceanic Railway - has hit a stumbling block on the choice of the best route through Peru.
WHILE the northern section of Brazil’s North-South Railway (FNS) from Açailândia to Barcarena struggles to get off the drawing board, the northern state of Pará is moving ahead with plans…
PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) says it expects to launch commercial operations on São Paulo suburban Line 13 (Jade) between Safira station on Line 12 and Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil’s…
LIMITED operation began on the first completed strech of Fortaleza’s diesel-operated light rail Purple Line on July 25, when the governor of the Brazilian state of Cerará Mr Camilo Santana…
REGULAR passenger services between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata resumed on July 3 following a two-year hiatus.
SANTIAGO Metro has revealed the alignment and station locations for the Chilean capital’s seventh metro line, which will relieve the congested central section of Line 1.
THE Brazilian government has confirmed that it will open bidding for a new sub-concession for the south-central section of the North-South Railway (FNS) in early 2018 with public hearings for…
THE government of São Paulo has postponed bidding for the public-private partnership (PPP) concession to operate lines 5 and 17 of the Brazilian city’s metro network from July 4 until…
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