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    Siemens to resignal Buenos Aires Line D

    2020-07-17T15:18:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires metro authority SBASE has selected Siemens Mobility to install Communications-Based Train Control and a new passenger information system on the capital’s Line D.

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    Electric buses presented in Mendoza

    2019-07-19T08:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Mendoza bus and light rail operator STM unveiled 18 battery electric buses on July 11. All are equipped with lithium iron phosphate batteries. The 12 m long buses include 12 K9 vehicles supplied by Shenzhen-based manufacturer BYD. The other six have been supplied by local manufacturer Corven ...

  • Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta opened an extension of metro Line E on June 3.
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    Buenos Aires Line E reaches Retiro

    2019-06-05T11:03:58Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta opened an extension of metro Line E on June 3. The 2·4 km extension north from Bolívar to Retiro adds three stations, taking Line E to 12 km with 18 stations. Interchange is provided at Retiro with ...

  • President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10.
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    Elevated section of Buenos Aires commuter line inaugurated

    2019-05-14T13:52:41Z

    ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10. The 3·9 km structure between Avenida Dorrego and Avenida Monroe eliminates eight level crossings. Two stations on the section have been rebuilt. Belgrano station ...

  • President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10.
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    Elevated section of Buenos Aires commuter line inaugurated

    2019-05-14T13:52:41Z

    ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10. The 3·9 km structure between Avenida Dorrego and Avenida Monroe eliminates eight level crossings. Two stations on the section have been rebuilt. Belgrano station ...

  • The Mendoza light rail line uses ex-San Diego vehicles.
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    Mendoza light rail line extended

    2019-05-13T13:51:53Z

    ARGENTINA: Governor Alfredo Cornejo inaugurated the first extension of Mendoza’s light rail line on May 6. The 5·4 km northern extension from the city’s former railway station to Avellaneda in Las Heras district adds nine stops. Services operate every 10 min, and three additional vehicles have been added to ...

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    Roca signalling contract awarded

    2019-01-02T16:39:00Z

    ARGENTINA: The Ministry of Transport has awarded a consortium of Alstom (58%) and POSE (42%) a €90m contract to modernise the signalling on the Avellaneda – La Plata, Temperley – Bosques – Berazategui and Bosques – Villa Elisa sections of the 1676 mm gauge Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires. ...

  • Heavy lifting contractor ALE has used its TLG1000 telescopic  hydraulic gantry for the first time to position concrete girders for the construction of a 5 km railway viaduct in Buenos Aires.
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    Heavy lifting for Buenos Aires viaduct project

    2018-11-06T12:36:09Z

    ARGENTINA: Specialist heavy lifting contractor ALE has used its TLG1000 telescopic hydraulic gantry for the first time to position concrete girders for the construction of a 5 km railway viaduct in Buenos Aires. The viaduct is being built to elevate the San Martín commuter line above street level between Palermo ...

  • Transmashholding and United Wagon Co have signed an agreement to co-operate to win orders in countries including Argentina.
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    Russian companies to co-operate in South American freight market

    2018-08-28T15:00:00Z

    SOUTH AMERICA: Russian suppliers Transmashholding and United Wagon Co have signed an agreement to co-operate to win orders in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as the South American rail freight market in general. They envisage this could include the supply of integrated packages combining TMH locomotives and UWC ...

  • Ferrocarriles Argentinos has selected Radwin’s FiberinMotion train-to-ground communication system for deployment on 100 passenger vehicles used on the Buenos Aires – La Plata route.
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    Ferrocarriles Argentinos selects train-to-ground communications

    2018-06-10T06:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Following tests, national railway Ferrocarriles Argentinos has selected Radwin’s FiberinMotion train-to-ground communication system for deployment on 100 passenger vehicles used on the Buenos Aires – La Plata route. Radwin’s multi-service platform will initially support CCTV and VoIP communications. Project implementation will be managed by Radwin partner Datastar. ‘During the ...

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    Buenos Aires Line H extension opens

    2018-05-22T12:56:22Z

    ARGENTINA: A northern extension of Buenos Aires metro Line H was inaugurated on May 17. The line now reaches Julieta Lanteri-Facultad de Derecho. The 800 m extension from the previous terminus of Las Heras adds one station, which has step-free access. Line H is now 8·2 km long with ...

  • The 5 km viaduct is being built to elevate the section of the San Martín Railway between Palermo and La Paternal stations.
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    Buenos Aires viaduct signalling contract

    2018-05-15T13:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Alstom has signed a €5m subcontract to provide signalling for the elevated alignment which is being built for the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires. Alstom will act as subcontractor to UTE Green-Rottio. The 5 km viaduct is being built to elevate the section of the San Martín ...

  • Transmashholding has been awarded a contract to maintain the locomotives and coaches used on the 76 km San Martín commuter route.
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    TMH to maintain San Martín fleet

    2018-04-10T13:35:00Z

    ARGENTINA: The TMH-Argentina subsidiary of Russia’s Transmashholding has been awarded a contract to maintain the locomotives and coaches used on the 76 km San Martín commuter route between Retiro San Martín station in Buenos Aires and Pilar. Running for 24 months, the US$29·7m contract announced on April 9 covers 24 ...

  • Alstom is to undertake resignalling works on the Belgrano Norte suburban line in Buenos Aires.
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    Alstom awarded Belgrano Norte signalling contract

    2018-04-03T15:14:15Z

    ARGENTINA: Alstom has been awarded a €16m contract to undertake resignalling works at Ciudad Universitaria, Aristóbulo del Valle, Munro, Boulogne Sur Mer and Grand Bourg stations on the metre gauge Belgrano Norte suburban line in Buenos Aires. The contract has been awarded as part of a €87m modernisation of 22 ...

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    Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP

    2018-03-16T15:34:40Z

    ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances Luis Caputo explained that a PPP would allow the government to pay off ...

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    Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP

    2018-03-16T15:34:40Z

    ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances Luis Caputo explained that a PPP would allow the government to pay off ...

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    Contracts awarded for Belgrano Phase 3

    2018-03-09T14:28:06Z

    ARGENTINA: Infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has awarded contracts to undertake Phase 3 of the track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network. Divided into four lots worth 3∙5bn pesos, Phase 3 covers 300 km including route C12 from Joaquín V González to Metán, as well ...

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    Belgrano renewals reach 400 km

    2018-02-23T11:31:14Z

    ARGENTINA: The Ministry of Transport announced on February 21 that its track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network had completed 400 km of the 535 km to be upgraded under the first phase. Involving the replacement of wooden sleepers with concrete, new rail and reballasting with ...

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    Tendering starts for Buenos Aires metro concession

    2018-02-21T11:53:56Z

    ARGENTINA: Tendering for a 12-year concession to operate and maintain the Buenos Aires metro network has been launched by the city government. Due to start on January 1 2019, the new contract is being tendered by metro authority SBASE, which will be responsible for setting service levels and fares. As ...

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    CRRC to supply 200 Roca EMU cars

    2018-01-10T14:34:16Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich has given his approval for an order to be placed directly with CRRC Qingdao Sifang of China for the supply of 200 EMU cars for the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires, with an estimated cost of US$316∙5m. Joining a fleet of 42 EMUs ...