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BRAZILIAN mining company Vale and GE Transportation announced on June 5, an agreement to install GE’s Trip Optimizer on 114 Vale locomotives across Brazil.
SINARA Transport Machines (STM) handed over the first class TGM8KM diesel hydraulic locomotive for Cuban Railways Union Railways (UFC) at its plant in Lyudinovo, Russia, on May 30.
A batch of 20 CRRC locomotives for Argentina’s 1676mm-gauge San Martín Railway was unloaded at the port of Buenos Aires on May 30.
OVER the last year, Brazil’s already-struggling railway construction programme has endured a rough ride as political turbulence and a fiscal crisis have restrained government spending. However, these are not the…
ARGENTINA’s minister of transport Mr Guillermo Dietrich visited the port of Buenos Aires on May 24 to witness the delivery of a batch of 156 Chinese-built wagons for Argentinean Trains…
THE Brazilian city of Salvador added four stations to its metro network on May 23 with the start of commercial operations on the 6km section of Line 2 from Rodoviária…
THE Argentinean government signed a $US 49.5m loan agreement with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in Tokyo on May 19, which will finance the rollout of Automatic Train Stop…
A’REX, the Korean consortium which operates the 58km express rail link between Incheon Airport, Gimpo Airport and Seoul, has expressed interest in the Reais 8bn ($US 2.6bn) Brasilia - Goiânia…
A tender notice for contracts to build and operate an 18.5km light rail line in the Brazilian city of Salvador was published in the official journal of the state of…
ALSTOM achieved a 6% increase in sales and a 15% rise in Ebit for the year ending March 31 2017, while its order backlog reached a new record of €34.78bn.
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