Central & South America – Page 15

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    Metro Report International

    Medellín orders BYD electric buses

    2019-01-09T14:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: BYD has won a contract to supply 64 electric buses to Medellín BRT operator Metroplús, the manufacturer announced on January 7. The K9G buses are to be delivered in the second half of 2019. The 12·5 m long buses will have capacity for 80 passengers and will require ...

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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. ...

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    Tacuarembó - Rivera reopens as track renewals completed

    2018-12-24T13:53:14Z

    URUGUAY: Passenger services returned to AFE’s northern route between Tacuarembó and the Brazilian border at Rivera were reinstated on December 19 following an 18-year hiatus. Passenger services on this route had operated intermittently for a number of years after 1993 but were withdrawn with effect from December 13 2000. Two ...

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    Costa Rica commuter DMU order

    2018-12-20T14:54:14Z

    COSTA RICA: National railway company Incofer has named CRRC Qingdao Sifang as the winner of a contract to supply eight two-car diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services in San José. The contract is valued at US$32·7m, and the supplier will also maintain the trains for three years. Deliveries are ...

  • VMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Belmond
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    LVMH buys luxury train operator

    2018-12-18T10:14:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: High-end wine, fashion, cosmetics, hotel and retail group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Belmond, which owns or manages 46 hotel, restaurant, train and cruise brands including the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, British Pullman, Royal Scotsman, Grand Hibernian, Andean Explorer, Hiram Bingham and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Metrotenerife supports Cuenca tram project

    2018-11-28T12:09:25Z

    ECUADOR: Pre-operation technical assistance services for the tramway now under construction in Cuenca are being provided by Tenerife tramway operator Metrotenerife, which is aiming to expand its consultancy activities around the world. As well as providing monitoring and technical assistance during the pre-operation phase, Metrotenerife will provide further support for ...

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    News

    Ferrocarril Central PPP contract winner confirmed

    2018-11-27T13:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: The national court of auditors has given the go-ahead for the government to formally award the Ferrocarril Central public-private partnership contract to the Via Central consortium. The contract covers the design, financing, construction works and maintenance for 22 years of the 273 km main line running ...

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    Metro Report International

    BYD to supply electric buses to Guayaquil

    2018-11-21T15:37:47Z

    ECUADOR: Bus operator Saucinc has signed a US$7·7m credit agreement with state development bank CFN to finance the purchase of 20 electric buses from BYD. Due to be delivered by March 2019, the 12 m buses will have capacity for 80 passengers and will be equipped with air-conditioning and ...

  • EFE has awarded Chinese company CRRC Sifang a US$77m contract to supply 13 multiple-units for use on the Biotren, Corto Laja and Victoria – Temuco services.
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    Multiple-units ordered under Chile’s rail modernisation strategy

    2018-11-14T11:11:00Z

    CHILE: National operator EFE has awarded Chinese company CRRC Sifang a US$77m contract to supply 13 multiple-units for use on the Biotren, Corto Laja and Victoria – Temuco services operated by its Fesur subsidiary. The order covers a total of 10 three-car EMUs for the 65 km Biotren suburban network ...

  • 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 ...

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    Greenbrier announces 'solid results'

    2018-11-06T08:00:00Z

    GREENBRIER: Wagon manufacturer The Greenbrier Companies has announced net earnings of $151·8m on revenue of $2·5bn for the year to August 31 2018, with adjusted net earnings of $133·9m and adjusted EBITDA of $318·2m, or 12·6% of revenue. A total of 20 900 wagon units were delivered, and orders received ...

  • Regular passenger services to Pando and Sudriers were reinstated on October 1 (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Passenger service reinstated

    2018-10-03T14:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: Regular passenger services from Montevideo to Pando and Sudriers were reinstated on October 1, having been withdraw in May 2012. The service initially runs once a day, towards Montevideo in the morning and retuning in the evening. A second round trip is to be added in November, and a ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail market still growing, confirms UNIFE

    2018-09-18T14:30:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Steady growth in the demand for railway products and services can be expected for the next six years, according to the 2018 World Rail Market Study compiled for UNIFE by Roland Berger and launched by UNIFE Chair Sabrina Soussan at InnoTrans on September 18. The seventh biennial study ...

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    Metro Report International

    First CAF trainset arrives in Quito

    2018-09-07T14:10:08Z

    ECUADOR: On September 6 the first of 18 metro trainsets being produced by CAF arrived to Quito. The six-car trains are being supplied to operate the city’s first metro line. CAF was awarded a contract on July 15 2016 under a US$183m agreement financed through a credit agreement between ...

  • An electrified 150 km route links Habana with Hershey and Matanzas.
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    Cuban rail market opens to foreign companies

    2018-08-30T09:48:02Z

    CUBA: Legislation published in the country’s official gazette on August 21 allows railways to be operated by foreign entities for the first time in 60 years. Cuba is currently implementing various projects to modernise its railways by 2030, with government funding supplemented from Russian and French sources. National railway Unión ...

  • 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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Santo Domingo metro extension opens

    2018-08-21T12:50:54Z

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: President Danilo Medina opened an eastern extension of Santo Domingo metro Line 2 on August 8. Known during construction as Line 2B, the 4·6 km extension from Eduardo Brito to Concepción Bona adds four stations. Construction started in April 2014 and included the erection of a 645 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bogotá metro project kicks off

    2018-08-07T09:17:41Z

    COLOMBIA: Metro de Bogotá began the process of prequalifying bidders to build and operate the capital’s first metro line on August 6, when it signed funding agreements with three international lenders. Interested bidders must submit applications to prequalify by the end of 2018, and Metro de Bogotá expects to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Santo Domingo takes delivery of more metro trains

    2018-08-01T09:28:03Z

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alstom has delivered the first two of six three-car Metropolis trainsets that it is supplying for the Santo Domingo metro Line 2B extension. In 2015 operator Opret awarded Alstom a contract to supply six additional trains for the 4·6 km, four-station eastern extension from Eduardo Brito to ...

  • Ferrocarril de Antofagasta has taken delivery of seven Progress Rail GT42 locomotives.
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    Ferrocarril de Antofagasta renews locomotive fleet

    2018-07-20T09:41:55Z

    CHILE: Ferrocarril de Antofagasta has taken delivery of seven Progress Rail GT42 locomotives and awarded GE Transportation a contract to supply five C23EMP locos, as part of a fleet renewal programme which will see a total of 14 new locos delivered by the end of 2019. FCAB ordered the GT42 ...