The 44km line will use an existing Paraguayan Railways (Fepasa) alignment, serving intermediate stations in Asunción, Puerto Botánico, Luque, Yukyry, Patiño and Areguá. The route is forecast to carry around 150,000 passengers a day and services will be operated by a fleet of 12 tram-trains.

The six groups seeking to prequalify for the tender are:

  • Benito Roggio Hijos Argentina, Benito Roggio Hijos Transporte, Benito Roggio Hijos Paraguay and Hyundai Rotem
  • Sacyr Concesiones (Spain), Renfe Operadora and Alstom
  • Bombardier European Holdings
  • Stadler Rail Valencia, Torres Cámara Obras (Spain), Tecnoedil Constructora (Paraguay), FCA (Bolivia) and FGV (Spain)
  • OHL Concesiones, OHL Construcciones, Sky Investment (Panama) and CAF, and
  • Transmashholding Argentina, RZD International, AO Tsentralnaya (Russia).

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