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THE Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has started construction of Line 3 of the Porto Maravilha light rail network, which is being developed by Rio’s Port Urban Development Company…
FOLLOWING several years of struggle, Brazil’s difficult economic situation finally appears to be coming to a head, bringing much-needed relief to the country’s embattled railway industry. After all, demand for…
THE Viamobilidade consortium, led by CCR Group, won an auction on January 19 for the 20-year concession for São Paulo metro Line 5-Lilac and monorail Line 17-Gold.
THE Brazilian city of Niterói, which is located across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro, has started a feasibility study for the construction of an 11km light rail network.
BRAZIL’s federal government plans to start the tender process for the 1142km Ferrogrão rail project in the first quarter of 2018, leading to an auction in the second quarter.
Despite continuing political problems, the Brazilian economy is beginning to recover after two years of recession, with a 2.4% increase in GDP predicted for 2018. As Renata Passos reports, the…
PUBLIC consultation will be conducted on December 7-22 for a Procedure for Demonstrating Interest (PMI) in the Metrofor Public Private Partnership (PPP) concession in the Brazilian state of Ceará to…
THE government of the Brazilian state of Paraná held an event in São Paulo on November 28 during which it presented plans for a new freight railway that will improve…
FIVE of Brazil’s rail freight concessions are set to be renewed in 2018, and this is expected to generate investments of Reais 25bn ($US 7.6bn) in railway infrastructure up to…
BRASILIA metro has completed the installation of a solar power plant at Guariroba station on the Green Line with the capacity to generate up to 288MWh of electricity per year,…
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