Central/South America

SIEMENS announced on January 4 that it will provide traction power supply equipment for the first 9km section of metro Line 1 in Lima.
ALSTOM announced on January 9 that it has been awarded a contract by Mexican railway operator Ferromex to provide maintenance for 219 locomotives for five years.
BRAZIL’s Ministry of National Integration announced on December 20 that the federal government will release Reais 430m ($US 134m) to restart construction on the 1753km Transnordestina Railway, which will connect…
THE Secretariat for Urban Development in the Brazilian state of Bahia has launched a public consultation on a PPP project to build, operate and maintain an 18.5km light rail line…
BOLIVIA’s Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing and the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Works and Communications signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on January 2 pledging to carry out…
SANTIAGO Metro has instructed CAF to deliver four additional five-car metro trains for deployment on lines 3 and 6 which are currently under construction in the Chilean capital.
THE Latin American Association of Mehn Networks & Subways (Alamys) announced on December 9 that its principal member, Santiago Metro, won a tender from the Colombian Ministry of Transport to…
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…
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.
Despite making bold promises for its commuter network in a series of projects, Chilean State Railways’ (EFE) plans are failing to live up to expectations, as regional editor Ian Thomson-Newman…
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