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    Cockerill to build locos in Brazil


    BRAZIL: Belgian locomotive manufacturer John Cockerill is to set up an assembly plant in the Novo Cavaleiros district in the city of Macaé in Rio de Janeiro state.

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    Pro Trilhos programme kickstarts 10 rail projects worth R$53∙5bn


    BRAZL: Designating this month as ‘Railway September’, the government has introduced legislation to simplify the process of authorising the construction of new rail projects.

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    São Paulo inter-city tender due in December


    BRAZIL: The São Paulo state government has announced more details of its plans to introduce an inter-city passenger service between São Paulo and Campinas. During a virtual hearing held in Campinas on August 16, the government explained that the project is to be taken forward through ...

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    São Paulo Line 9 extended


    BRAZIL: A one-station extension of São Paulo suburban Line 9 Esmeralda from Grajaú to Mendes-Vila Natal has been inaugurated by state Governor João Doria. Operator CPTM will initially provide a limited service until the full timetable is introduced in December. As part ...

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    CPTM locomotive rolled out


    BRAZIL: Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos has received the first of two diesel-electric locomotives that will be used for hauling maintenance trains on São Paulo’s 1 600 mm gauge suburban network.

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    Suburban trains ordered for São Paulo operating concession


    BRAZIL: The ViaMobilidade joint venture of CCR and RuasInvest has selected Alstom to supply 36 eight-car Metropolis trainsets for São Paulo suburban lines 8 and 9, which it is to take over from CPTM in January 2022 under a 30-year operating and maintenance concession. The ...

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    Anápolis to host railway research centre


    BRAZIL: Work is expected to start later this year to establish a Centre of Excellence for Railway Technology in Anápolis, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Infrastructure and the state government of Goiás on July 15. Expected ...

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    Universidade de Vassouras launches MBA in Railway Engineering


    BRAZIL: Universidade de Vassouras is offering a 20-month railway engineering course leading to a Master of Business Administration qualification.

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    Progress Rail acquires Brazilian software company Nitryx


    BRAZIL: Progress Rail has acquired software and consulting company Nitryx, which develops decision support tools for network optimisation, yard planning, crew management and rail movement planning. Nitryx has expertise in optimisation algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer vision, Radio Frequency Identification, advanced sensor application, internet of things ...

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    PetroCity plans general freight railway


    BRAZIL: Industrial group PetroCity Portos SA is pursuing plans to develop a new railway to serve the states of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais, running inland from a proposed port, logistics and business complex at Urussuquara, south of São Mateus on the Atlantic coast.

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    Siemens Mobility CBTC for Salvador metro extension


    BRAZIL: Bahia state transport authority CTB has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply communications-based train control to support GoA2 attended semi-automatic train operation on a 5 km extension of Salvador metro Line 1 from Pirajá to Águas Claras/Cajazeiras, including two stations. Siemens Mobility will ...

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    Maranhão Railway to serve deepwater port


    BRAZIL: Plans are taking shape for the construction of a heavy haul railway and deepwater port in northeastern Brazil, in order to accommodate rising export traffic from the mining and agricultural sectors.

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    Partnership will promote industry research


    BRAZIL: Industry association Abifer has signed a ‘strategic alliance’ with the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research Innovation (Embrapii) to promote research and innovation. The agreement aims to cement the relationship between Abifer’s member companies and Embrapii’s network of research centres and institutions to ...

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    Rail’s market share to rise in Brazil's National Logistics Plan


    BRAZIL: Rail’s role in the national transport matrix will increase under proposals set out in the 2035 National Logistics Plan unveiled by the government on April 20. Already made available for consultation by interested parties, the Plan has been prepared to support the establishment of ...

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    Shunting robots speed grain exports


    BRAZIL: German industrial automation specialist Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH has commissioned four remote-controlled shunting robots at the Archer Daniels Midland grain export terminal in Santos.

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    US supports Brazilian urban networks


    INTERNATIONAL: Brazil’s National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, ANPTrilhos has signed a technical co-operation agreement with the American Public Transportation Association, paving the way for the two organisations to exchange information and experience. Using a videoconference link, Executive Director of ANPTrilhos Roberta ...

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    Bamin wins FIOL concession


    BRAZIL: The Ministry of Infrastructure announced on April 8 that Bahia Mineraçao (Bamin) was the sole bidder and winner of the 35-year sub-concession to complete and operate the 537 km section of the Ferrovia de Integração Oeste-Leste between Caetité and the port of Ilhéus. The ...

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    Bids sought to improve access to Santos port


    BRAZIL: The state government of São Paulo has invited expressions of interest by April 26 for a feasibility study to provide multimodal access from the São Paulo plateau to the port of Santos.

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    T’Trans wins wagon order


    BRAZIL: Manufacturer T’Trans has resumed wagon production with an order for MRS Logística. The wagons will be assembled at the T’Trans factory in Três Rios in Rio de Janeiro state. Designed to carry gravel or other aggregates, the Type HNT wagons will feature automated unloading. ...

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    MRS Logística promotes early concession renewal


    BRAZIL: MRS Logística has unveiled the first of three locomotives being liveried to promote the early renewal of its concession. The SD70-ACe supplied by Progress Rail Brasil carries a new livery designed by Cecilia Guiomar dos Santos which was chosen by staff in a poll during ...