Central & South America – Page 4

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    Rumo-Inpasa partnership keeps ethanol flowing


    BRAZIL: Rumo Logística has signed a 10-year agreement with ethanol producer Inpasa Group to operate a ‘rail pipeline’ from Rondonópolis in Mato Grosso state to serve markets in the São Paulo area. Inpasa has invested around R$100m in the project, acquiring a dedicated fleet of 50 ...

  • Sao Paulo Line 9 station

    Suburban signalling enhancement to support automated reversals


    BRAZIL: Alstom has signed a contract with operating concessionaire ViaMobilidade to modify signalling equipment on São Paulo suburban Line 9, the supplier announced on May 2. The project covers enhancement of traffic supervision and control systems on Line 9 to support automatic train operation at Osasco ...

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    Revenue services finally begin on the Quito metro


    ECUADOR: Limited revenue services have begun on the first metro line in Quito, after ticketing problems delayed the launch date. Line 1 runs 22 km underground from Quitumbe in the south to the city centre and El Labrador in the north. An ...

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    ANTT prepares to relet Malha Oeste concession


    BRAZIL: ANTT has launched the process to relet the Malha Oeste operating concession, which is currently held by Rumo Logística.

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    Urban rail link proposed to Rio’s Galeão airport


    BRAZIL: The government of Rio de Janeiro is backing a R$2bn plan to build a 17 km ‘light subway’ route to serve RioGaleão Tom Jobim International Airport.

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    Huancayo – Huancavelica route modernisation plan


    PERU: Tenders have been called for the upgrading and subsequent operation of the Huancayo – Huancavelica railway east of Lima.

  • Trenes Argentinos has opened a two-station extension of its Paraná – Berduc local passenger service (3)

    Trenes Argentinos extends Entre Ríos passenger service


    ARGENTINA: Trenes Argentinos has opened a two-station extension of its Paraná – Berduc local passenger service in Entre Ríos province. There is a service of two trains each way per day from the city of Paraná to the new stations at La Picada and Jorge Méndez, ...

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    Delayed São Paulo inter-city tender approved


    BRAZIL: Publication of an international tender for the operation of inter-city and regional passenger trains over the 101 km route between São Paulo and Campinas has been approved by Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, state governor of São Paulo and former federal minister for infrastructure in the ...

  • Impression of the modernised Santiago – Melipilla line.

    Consortium selected to renovate Santiago suburban lines


    CHILE: National railway EFE has selected a 50:50 consortium of Systra and domestic engineering company Zañartu to modernise the Santiago – Melipilla and Santiago – Batuco lines to enable the launch of dedicated suburban services.

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    Goiás seeks private investors in rail schemes


    BRAZIL: Goinfra, the agency responsible for infrastructure and transport within the state of Goiás, has put forward legislation designed to facilitate the construction of rail projects by private sector companies. The draft bill was unveiled at a workshop on railways held on March 8 in Goiânia ...

  • Buenos Aires – Bahía Blanca services resume (1)

    Buenos Aires – Bahía Blanca services resume after bridge works completed


    ARGENTINA: Passenger services on the Roca line that links Constitución terminus in Buenos Aires with Bahía Blanca in the southwest resumed on March 10. The 1 676 mm gauge line was closed on October 26 2022 due to the deterioration of the ...

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    MRS Logística investment plan


    BRAZIL: A government decree published on March 6 grants outline approval for MRS Logística to qualify for a tax incentive targeted at infrastructure investment. This paves the way for the concession holder to invest around R$1∙8bn in a range of infrastructure works and the purchase of ...

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    São Paulo suburban EMU delivered


    BRAZIL: Alstom has delivered the first Series 8900 EMU to São Paulo commuter rail concessionaire ViaMobilidade.

  • Minister of Transport Renan Filho has appointed Leonardo Cezar Ribeiro to head the newly-established Secretariat for Rail Transport within the Ministry of Transport

    Rail secretariat chief appointed


    BRAZIL: Minister of Transport Renan Filho has appointed Leonardo Cezar Ribeiro to head the newly-established Secretariat for Rail Transport.

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    Rio – São Paulo high speed line planning to restart


    BRAZIL: National Land Transport Agency ANTT has granted approval for work to resume on planning for a high speed railway between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The ruling was published in Brazil’s Official Gazette on February 22 after endorsement by the ANTT board on February ...

  • VLI Wabtec loco order

    Freight loco order to support traffic growth


    BRAZIL: Railway and port operator VLI has awarded Wabtec a R$200m contract to supply nine ES43BBI Evolution Series locomotives to support a growth in freight traffic. The order was signed on March 1 and the first locos are scheduled to be delivered in about 18 months. ...

  • Ferrocarril Central works to Las Piedras completed (1)

    Ferrocarril Central tracklaying makes steady progress


    URUGUAY: Tracklaying on the Ferrocarril Central project to upgrade the 273 km main line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros route has reached Las Piedras, north of the capital. A final trainload of long rails for this section was delivered to Las Piedras on February ...

  • FIOL project

    Minister promises ‘boldest railway programme’ in logistics modernisation drive


    BRAZIL: The government of recently-elected President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has vowed to continue the previous administration’s policy of investing in rail projects and has proposed to establish a national rail secretariat. In a meeting last month with President of the National Transport Confederation Vander ...

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    Valparaíso – Santiago passenger revival planned


    CHILE: Plans to reintroduce passenger services between Santiago and Valparaíso have been announced by President Gabriel Boric. The revival of the services which last ran in 1986 forms part of the government’s Trains for Chile investment programme. The president said the end-to-end journey time ...

  • The concession to operate, manage and extend the Belo Horizonte metro was awarded to Comporte Participações
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    Belo Horizonte metro development concessionaire appointed


    BRAZIL: A concession to operate, manage and extend the Belo Horizonte metro has been awarded to Comporte Participações.