Central & South America – Page 18

  • President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central project (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Ferrocarril Central PPP project launched

    2017-08-16T10:28:00Z

    URUGUAY: President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central project, a public-private partnership to upgrade the 273 km Montevideo — Paso de los Toros route. To be tendered in September, the contract will also include maintenance over ...

  • Ferrocarril del Pacifico had started operations in 2012.
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    Pacific concession could revert to state

    2017-08-07T15:34:37Z

    COLOMBIA: During the course of a public hearing held on August 3, national infrastructure agency ANI declared the concession held by Ferrocarril del Pacífico SAS to have lapsed. The concession covers the upgrading, maintenance and operation of freight services on the Buenaventura — Cali, Cali — La Felisa and Zarzal ...

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    Belgrano upgrade completes first 100 km

    2017-08-01T15:33:34Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich announced on July 26 the completion of the first 100 km of track renewals under the programme to upgrade the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network for freight traffic. Under the first phase of the programme, track renewals are being undertaken on 535 km. The ...

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    Belgrano Sur heads for Constitución

    2017-07-07T10:49:26Z

    ARGENTINA: On July 6 the Ministry of Transport announced the start of work on a new elevated alignment for the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano Sur commuter route in Buenos Aires. Running for 5∙6 km, it will enable Belgrano services to run into the Plaza Constitución terminus of the 1 ...

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    Belgrano upgrade enters third phase

    2017-07-02T06:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich has announced the start of tendering for the third phase of the programme to upgrade the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network. Bids are being invited to undertake track renewals on 558 km in the provinces of Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy, including route C8 from ...

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    Buenos Aires ATS funding agreed

    2017-06-17T06:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Agreements to fund the purchase of Nippon Signal Automatic Train Stop equipment for the Buenos Aires commuter network were signed during a recent official visit to Japan by President Mauricio Macri. A US$49∙5m loan agreed by Japan Bank for International Co-operation, Deutsche Bank and the government of Argentina is ...

  • Impression of the 5 km elevated alignment for the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires.
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    Work starts on San Martín viaduct

    2017-06-09T13:38:05Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich joined head of the city government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta on June 8 to mark the start of work on a new 5 km elevated alignment for the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires. Replacing a surface alignment between Palermo and La Paternal stations which ...

  • Vale is to deploy GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer automated cruise control system across 114 locomotives used on the Estrada de Ferro Carajás heavy haul network.
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    Vale anticipates fuel saving from Trip Optimizer

    2017-06-06T08:48:17Z

    BRAZIL: Vale expects to make significant fuel savings by deploying GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer automated cruise control system across 114 locomotives used on the Estrada de Ferro Carajás heavy haul network. Pilot tests are also expected to start shortly on the Vitória a Minas network, and on the Nacala Corridor ...

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    Buenos Aires suburban network gets Tetra radio

    2017-05-30T15:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: A Tetra digital radio network has been installed on the Sarmiento, Mitre, San Martín, Belgrano Sur and Roca lines of the suburban rail network serving Buenos Aires. Indra supplied the system under a US$214m contract awarded in 2014 by federal railway operating company SOFSE. It is being used ...

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    Buenos Aires suburban network gets Tetra radio

    2017-05-30T13:17:08Z

    ARGENTINA: A Tetra digital radio network has been installed on the Sarmiento, Mitre, San Martín, Belgrano Sur and Roca lines of the suburban rail network serving Buenos Aires. Indra supplied the system under a US$214m contract awarded in 2014 by federal railway operating company SOFSE. It is being used ...

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    Wagon deliveries from China near 3 000

    2017-05-25T13:56:12Z

    ARGENTINA: On May 24 Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich joined Ezequiel Lemos, President of state-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas, to welcome the latest shipment of 156 wagons to arrive in the Port of Buenos Aires from China. Comprising 122 vehicles for the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network and 34 ...

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    CRCC to upgrade San Martín network

    2017-05-18T12:54:26Z

    ARGENTINA: During the course of an official visit by President Mauricio Macri to Beijing, on May 17 the Ministry of Transport signed an agreement for China Railway Construction Corp to undertake a comprehensive upgrade of the San Martín network, costing US$2∙4bn and due to take 39 months to complete. Combining ...

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    Colombia awards upgrade contract

    2017-05-17T11:03:07Z

    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure agency ANI announced on May 16 that it had awarded the Ibines Férreo consortium a contract worth 153∙4bn pesos to upgrade two sections of the national network totalling 890∙9 km. Ibines Férreo comprises Iberovias (40%), Infraestructura Nacional (25%), Integral Compañía (25%) and Espina y Delfin Colombia (10%). ...

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    Belmond Andean Explorer launched

    2017-05-16T10:47:21Z

    PERU: Hotel and cruise train operator Belmond launched what it describes as ‘South America’s first luxury sleeper train’ on May 4. Operating on the PeruRail network between Cusco and Arequipa, the Belmond Andean Explorer offers a two-night journey through ‘some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world’, its large ...

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    FS bids to supply wagons to Uruguay

    2017-05-12T14:02:55Z

    URUGUAY: Supply of rolling stock is one of three priority areas identified for developing co-operation between state railway AFE and FS Group of Italy. Announcing on May 12 that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with AFE in Montevideo, FS reported that its Mercitalia freight business had submitted a ...

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    Lima metro capacity expansion supervisor chosen

    2017-05-04T13:02:34Z

    PERU: A consortium of Barcelona metro operator TMB and consultancy Ayesa is to supervise the upgrade of Lima metro Line 1, under a US$6·8m three-year contract awarded by government body Ositran. TMB and Ayesa are to audit the investment plan that includes additional rolling stock, power supply and signalling ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies has increased its directly owned stake in wagon manufacturer Amsted-Maxion Equipamentos E Serviços Ferroviários.
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    Greenbrier invests in Brazil as European deal nears completion

    2017-05-03T11:03:42Z

    BRAZIL: The Greenbrier Companies completed investments to increase its directly owned stake in wagon manufacturer Amsted-Maxion Equipamentos E Serviços Ferroviários (Greenbrier-Maxion) from 19∙5% to 60% on April 28, and has also increased its stake in castings and components supplier Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro from 19∙5% to 24∙5%. The investment in Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro ...

  • Work on the US$500m Roca electrification programme started in 2015.
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    Roca electrification reaches City Bell

    2017-05-02T06:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Electric services began operating between Berazategui and City Bell on April 24, marking completion of the latest phase of the project to electrify the Roca commuter route between Buenos Aires and La Plata at 25 kV 50 Hz. According to the Ministry of Transport, work continues with the aim ...

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    Buenos Aires Line B power supply renewal contract

    2017-04-21T14:23:56Z

    ARGENTINA: Following an international tender, Alstom announced on April 20 that it had been awarded a €17m contract to renew the power supplies on Buenos Aires metro Line B. The 15-month project includes the design, assembly and commissioning of medium voltage ring cables and third rail power supplies, as well ...

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    Alstom completes Los Teques metro train deliveries

    2017-04-20T13:00:00Z

    VENEZUELA: Alstom delivered the last of 22 Metropolis trainsets to Los Teques on April 19. In 2011 the Consorcio Linea 2 consortium of Odebrecht and Vinccler awarded the Grupo de Empresas consortium of Alstom (61%), Colas Rail (22%) and Thales Transportation Systems (17%) a contract to supply railway systems ...