Central & South America – Page 16

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    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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    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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    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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    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 ...

  • Nencki has put into operation its first bogie test rig for use in South America.
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    Bogie test rig in service

    2018-07-02T08:00:00Z

    CHILE: Swiss engineering group Nencki has put into operation its first bogie test rig for use in South America. The rig has been commissioned by Alstom Limache, which maintains the suburban EMUs used by Valparaiso operator Metro Merval. Installed with the support of local service partner Sim Rail, the ...

  • 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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    Three bids for Ferrocarril Central project

    2018-06-02T06:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: The Ministry of Transport & Public Works has received three bids for the Ferrocarril Central contract. The public-private partnership deal would cover the upgrading and subsequent maintenance of the 273 km line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros. The three bids opened on May 29 were submitted ...

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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 ...

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    Freight trains return to Bogotá

    2018-05-15T15:10:00Z

    COLOMBIA: Commercial freight trains resumed operation on two sections of the country’s Red Férrea de Atlantico on May 8, following an extensive state-funded rehabilitation programme. According to the head of the national infrastructure agency Dimitri Zaninovich, the government has invested US$420m to revitalise 876 route-km linking Bogota, Belencito, La Dorada ...

  • 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 ...

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    World rail market - April 2018

    2018-04-22T06:00:00Z

    Chile: SICE and software partner GMV are supplying 80 standard and 150 compact customised ticket vending machines for the Santiago metro. Europe: RB Rail has awarded ETC Transport Consultants a €499 340 contract to prepare short, medium and long-term operational plans for the future Rail Baltica line. France: ...

  • 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 ...

  • The agreement would see UK suppliers providing support and training for the Bioceanic Corridor project.
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    UK backs Bioceanic Corridor

    2018-03-14T15:00:00Z

    BOLIVIA: Minister of Public Works, Services & Housing Milton Claros has signed a memorandum of understanding with James Thornton, UK Ambassador to Bolivia, covering the provision of technical assistance for the Bioceanic Corridor project to create a rail route between Ilo in Peru and Santos in Brazil, requiring new construction ...

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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 as ...