Central & South America – Page 19

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    Swedish railcars arrive in Montevideo

    2017-04-19T10:14:10Z

    URUGUAY: Seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars originally built for SJ of Sweden were unloaded at the port of Montevideo on April 15. National operator AFE has purchased the vehicles from rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail. With one vehicle to be used to provide spare parts, AFE is to ...

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    Specialised containers for fertiliser exports

    2017-03-24T12:11:27Z

    BOLIVIA: State-owned oil and petrochemicals company YPFB has ordered 250 wagons and 500 specialised containers which will be used to transport fertiliser on the country’s 1 000 mm gauge rail network. While the wagons are being manufactured locally in Santa Cruz, the containers are now being delivered by CIMC of ...

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    Contract awarded for Belgrano track renewals

    2017-03-22T15:24:41Z

    ARGENTINA: Infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has announced the award of a contract to undertake track renewals on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network, under the second phase of a programme that will see a total of 1 600 km upgraded across the provinces of northwestern Argentina. Awarded to ...

  • RM Rail is to supply a further 225 wagons to Cuba.
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    RM Rail signs Cuban wagon contract

    2017-03-11T07:00:00Z

    CUBA: Russian rolling stock manufacturer RM Rail has signed a contract to supply a further 225 wagons to Cuba, following on from 363 wagons which were delivered last year. The latest order covers 50 sugar hopper wagons, 70 60 ft container flat wagons and 105 covered vans. The 1 435 ...

  • The rail industry around the world marked International Women's Day on March 8 2017.
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    Rail industry marks International Women's Day 2017

    2017-03-08T13:36:29Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The railway operations and supply industries around the world marked International Women's Day on March 8. Special events were organised, and the diverse range of career opportunities available in the rail sector was highlighted.

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    Greenbrier aims to grow in South America

    2017-03-02T14:15:11Z

    BRAZIL: 'We are expanding our investments in Brazil to reach customers who need high-quality transportation equipment and in pursuit of continued growth and further diversification of Greenbrier's global business into new markets', said The Greenbrier Companies Chairman & CEO William A Furman on March 2. This followed Greenbrier’s announcement that ...

  • Two CRRC diesel locomotives successfully completed their first day of testing on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network.
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    Belgrano locos on test

    2017-02-25T07:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: The first two diesel locomotives supplied by CRRC of China successfully completed their first day of testing on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network on February 22, the Ministry of Transport has announced. State-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas undertook testing between San José and Dean Funes in ...

  • Tendering starts for Bogotá — Belencito
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    Tendering starts for Bogotá — Belencito

    2017-01-26T14:11:12Z

    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure agency ANI has begun tendering for a contract worth up to 720m pesos to operate the 257 km Bogotá — Belencito route. Proposals are due to be submitted by 10.00 on February 7. Bidders are expected to include Dracol Líneas Férreas which has operated the 914 mm ...

  • EFE began trial operation of its new commuter service between Santiago and Rancagua on January 24.
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    Rancagua Express carries first passengers

    2017-01-26T11:17:42Z

    CHILE: State railway EFE began trial operation of its new commuter service between Santiago and Rancagua on January 24. During the initial phase, there are three departures from the capital during the morning peak, and one at 20.45 on Fridays. There are departures from Rancagua at 07.20, 10.00 and 19.30. ...

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    Bogotá transport funding announced

    2017-01-24T16:12:38Z

    COLOMBIA: The government has approved 15bn pesos for urban transport projects serving Bogotá, including metro and suburban routes. The investment package aims to double the number of passengers served by public transport in the Bogotá region. The metro is to receive 12·82bn pesos. Mayor Enrique Peñalosa said that tenders ...

  • CAF has won follow-on orders to supply additional metro cars to existing customers in Chile and Colombia.
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    Santiago and Medellín order more CAF cars

    2016-12-22T06:00:00Z

    SOUTH AMERICA: CAF announced on December 21 that it had won follow-on orders to supply additional metro cars to existing customers in Chile and Colombia. Metro de Santiago has approved a contract for four additional driverless trainsets. This is an add-on to a €160m order signed in late 2013 which ...

  • The first two diesel freight locomotives that CRRC has supplied for the 1 676 mm gauge San Martín network were unloaded in the Port of Buenos Aires on December 13.
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    First San Martín locos arrive

    2016-12-14T11:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: In the presence of Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich, the first two diesel freight locomotives that CRRC of China has supplied for the 1 676 mm gauge San Martín network were unloaded in the Port of Buenos Aires on December 13. They form part of the 107 locomotives being ...

  • AFE has purchased seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars from Swedish rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail.
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    AFE buys Swedish railcars

    2016-11-12T06:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: National railway AFE has purchased seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars from Swedish rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail. One is to be used to provide spare parts, while the others are to be deployed to improve services from Montevideo to 25 de Agosto. AFE also plans to reinstate ...

  • BVV supplied gauge-changing wheelsets for coaches which Stadler is building for Azerbaijan.
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    Wheel and axle group to be sold to Chinese investor

    2016-11-08T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH has reached an agreement to sell 100% of its wheel and axle subsidiary GMH Railway Systems to group of Chinese investors led by Full Hill Enterprises Ltd. GMH Railway Systems includes Bochumer Verein Verkehrstechnik which is a certificated wheel and axle manufacturer for China’s high speed ...

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    Siemens to electrify high-altitude metro

    2016-10-21T15:42:00Z

    ECUADOR: The consortium of Acciona and Odebrecht which is building Quito Metro Line 1 has awarded Siemens a contract to supply electrification systems for the 22 km line. The scope of the contract announced on October 21 includes the supply of 46 km of rigid catenary, 6 km of conventional ...

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    Quito metro TBMs completed

    2016-09-13T14:46:00Z

    ECUADOR: Quito Mayor Mauricio Rodas has visited Herrenknecht’s Schwanau plant in southern Germany to inspect the two tunnel boring machines that the company is supplying to work on the Quito metro. He was joined by officials from the Quito Metro and the Acciona-Odebrecht joint venture that is building the line. ...

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    Lima metro Line 2 train shipped

    2016-08-17T13:00:00Z

    PERU: The first trains for Lima metro Line 2 were shipped from the port of Salerno in Italy on August 16 by shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. Each 17·6 m long car, weighing 35 tonnes was loaded onto the Cerinthus by crane. The journey to the Peruvian port of Callao is expected ...

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    More Alstom Metropolis cars ordered for Lima

    2016-07-28T13:18:00Z

    PERU: Lima metro concessionaire Graña y Montero Ferrovias has awarded Alstom a €200m contract for the supply of 139 metro cars to operate on Line 1. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by 2019 and will include 20 six-car Metropolis trainsets, in addition to 19 cars to lengthen from ...

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    CAF to supply Quito metro trainsets

    2016-07-18T10:38:00Z

    ECUADOR: CAF is to supply 18 six-car trainsets to operate on the first line of the Quito metro. The announcement of the US$183m order on July 15 follows the signing of a credit agreement between Spain’s Instituto de Crédito Oficial and Ecuador’s Ministry of Finance which covers funding of the ...

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    Comsa wins AFE track renewals

    2016-06-07T15:37:00Z

    URUGUAY: The Ministry of Transport & Public Works has signed a contract with Comsa which is to undertake track renewals on a 327 km section of the AFE network between Piedra Sola and Salto. Work is due to take 24 months to complete. The Mercosur trading block of South American ...