Central/South America

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…
Following a few false starts, Lima’s metro network is gradually taking shape. Ian Thomson-Newman visits the Peruvian capital where he traces the Lima metro story. UNTIL the start of operations…
Rio de Janeiro was set to open the next phase of the Porto Maravilha light rail network as IRJ went to press, and as Kevin Smith reports, it is already…
After decades of decline, the government of Argentina has drawn up plans to invest $US 16.6bn in the country’s railway network by 2023. Keith Barrow explains how international expertise -…
SPANISH engineering consultancy IDOM has completed a feasibility study into the construction of a 21km light rail line in Guatemala City.
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…
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.
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 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…
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…
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