Central & South America – Page 13

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    Metro Report International

    ​BYD to supply 379 electric buses to Bogotá

    2019-11-20T15:16:00Z

    COLOMBIA: Bogotá transport authority TransMilenio has ordered 379 electric buses from BYD, the Chinese supplier announced on November 15. The first vehicles from what BYD says is its largest order for the Latin American market would be delivered in mid-2020, and would enter revenue service in September. ...

  • A consortium of CAF Signalling and Revenga Smart Solutions has been awarded a €50m contract to supply signalling and telecoms for the Ferrocarril Central project  (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Ferrocarril Central signalling contract awarded

    2019-11-06T12:50:00Z

    URUGUAY: A consortium of CAF Signalling and Revenga Smart Solutions has been awarded a €50m contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the signalling and telecoms for the Ferrocarril Central project to modernise the 273 km route between the Port of Montevideo and Paso de los ...

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    Antioquia Railway reinstatement proposal submitted

    2019-11-03T05:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: A draft plan for rebuilding the 63 km section of the closed Antioquia Railway between Barbosa, Medellín and Caldas has been submitted to the government by regional Governor Luis Pérez Gutiérrez, who said it could help relieve traffic around Medellín. The project is estimated to cost ...

  • Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the DFBOMT concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line.
    Metro Report International

    Bogotá metro concessionaire selected

    2019-10-21T15:43:00Z

    COLOMBIA: The APCA Transmimetro consortium was announced as preferred bidder to build and operate the first phase of the Bogotá metro on October 17. The contract is expected to be signed within 45 days. APCA Transmimetro comprises China Harbor Engineering Co, Xi’an Metro Co, CRRC ...

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    Bioceanic railway studies funded

    2019-10-19T05:00:00Z

    BOLIVIA: Latin American development bank CAF has signed a US$3m grant agreement to fund pre-investment studies for part of the Bolivian section of the proposed Bioceanic Railway Integration Corridor which would connect Ilo in Peru with Santos in Brazil. The agreement, signed with the Bolivian government in ...

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    RZD signs Cuban railway upgrading agreement

    2019-10-10T08:34:00Z

    CUBA: An agreement to undertake a 10-year programme of railway modernisation running to 2029 was signed by national railway Unión de Ferrocarriles de Cuba and Russian Railways in Habana on October 3, in the presence of Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. ...

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    Chile calls tenders for broad-gauge bi-mode trainsets

    2019-10-01T11:22:00Z

    CHILE: Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado has called tenders for a fleet of passenger trains to replace the rolling stock currently used on its long-distance Santiago – Chillán service. The requirement is for six bi-mode trainsets of four or five cars with capacity for at least ...

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    Rail projects revived in southern Brazil

    2019-10-01T08:37:00Z

    A large programme of railway construction is underway in Brazil. BRAZIL: International bids have been called for feasibility studies covering the construction of long-planned new lines in the states of Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul. Bids are due to be submitted by October 14. Consultants would ...

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    US$5bn ‘Chile On Rails’ strategy unveiled

    2019-09-09T12:38:00Z

    Chile on Rails CHILE: President Sebastian Piñera has announced an ambitious US$5bn ‘Chile On Rails’ strategy which includes 25 investment projects covering 1 000 km of railway. The aim is to triple ridership to 150 million passengers/year by 2027, double freight to more than 21 ...

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    Work to resume on Transnordestina

    2019-08-30T14:35:00Z

    BRAZIL: Construction of the huge Transnordestina project in northeastern Brazil was due to resume at the end of August, Governor of Piauí state Wellington Dias announced during the Forum on Regional Infrastructure held in Teresina on August 22. Participants at the forum included the Brazilian Infrastructure Association ...

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    Country profile

    Lima - city map

    Lima, Peru: urban area rail network map

  • Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the DFBOMT concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line.
    Metro Report International

    Five shortlisted for Bogotá metro concession

    2019-08-27T12:41:12Z

    COLOMBIA: Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the design-finance-build-operate-maintain-transfer concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line. It expects to award the concession on October 21. The shortlisted consortia are: APCA Transmimetro: China Harbor Engineering Co, Xi’an Metro Co, CRRC Changchun, Bombardier ...

  • The 876 route-km network linking Bogota, Belencito, La Dorada and Chiriguná reopened last year after eight years of disuse.
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    Red Férrea de Atlántico operational support contract awarded

    2019-08-23T11:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure authority ANI has awarded Spanish engineering and technology consultancy Airtificial a €1·5m contract to optimise operations on the Red Férrea de Atlántico. The contract covers operations on the 876 route-km linking Bogota, Belencito, La Dorada and Chiriguná. These 914 mm gauge lines had been out of ...

  • CRRC Changchun has supplied two builds of four-car EMUs for use in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: SuperVia/Henrique Freire
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    Japanese take over Rio suburban network

    2019-08-16T14:58:33Z

    BRAZIL: A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban operator SuperVia, at a reported cost of around ¥20bn. The Japanese trading group had previously held a 24% stake in the concessionaire, through its stake in SuperVia parent Odebrecht Mobilidad. ...

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    Rumo signs Ferrovie Norte-Sul concession

    2019-08-06T14:51:20Z

    BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro and Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas were the principal guests at a ceremony marking signature of a 30-year concession on July 31 for Rumo SA to operate and maintain the 1 537 km southern section of the 1 600 mm gauge Ferrovia Norte-Sul linking ...

  • Organisations

    St Kitts Scenic Railway Ltd

    The island's sugar cane industry was closed in 2005, but the railway remains in use for tourist trains. Address Needsmust Train StationPO Box 191Bay BoadBasseterre, St KittsSaint Kitts and NevisPhone +1 869 465 7263Fax +1 869 466 4815 Email scenicreservations@sisterisles.kn Website www.stkittsscenicrailway.com Traffic Passenger journeys: ...

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    Ministry of Transport & Communications, Peru

    Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones

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    Ministry of Science, Energy, Telecommunications & Transport (MSETT), Jamaica

    The ministry’s mandate includes development of policies and implementation of programmes relating to sustainable infrastructure and the delivery of transportation services. Establised on May 24 2023, MSETT replaced the former Ministry of Transport & Mining which itself was established in January 2012. Jamaica Railway Corp falls under the portfolio responsibility ...

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    Jamaica Railway Corp

    Although public services ceased in 1992, JRC still contracts with West Indies Alumina (Windalco) for track access rights for haulage of bauxite for export from the Kirkvine and Ewarton works to Port Esquivel. Windalco suspended operations in April 2009 because of a crisis in the bauxite sector; however, the Ewarton ...

  • FlixMobility has completed a Series F funding round.   FlixMobility plans to use the equity raised to support the growth of its FlixTrain services in Germany and expansion into other EU countries; it has already applied for paths in France and Sweden.
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    FlixTrain raises funding for expansion

    2019-07-24T07:28:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: FlixMobility has completed a Series F funding round co-led by growth equity firms TCV and Permira, with long-time investor HV Holtzbrinck Ventures also participating through a joint investment with the European Investment Bank. In the rail sector, the company plans to use the equity raised to support the growth ...