Central & South America – Page 6

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    PetroCity plans general freight railway


    BRAZIL: Industrial group PetroCity Portos SA is pursuing plans to develop a new railway to serve the states of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais, running inland from a proposed port, logistics and business complex at Urussuquara, south of São Mateus on the Atlantic coast.

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    Siemens Mobility CBTC for Salvador metro extension


    BRAZIL: Bahia state transport authority CTB has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply communications-based train control to support GoA2 attended semi-automatic train operation on a 5 km extension of Salvador metro Line 1 from Pirajá to Águas Claras/Cajazeiras, including two stations. Siemens Mobility will install, ...

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    Maranhão Railway to serve deepwater port


    BRAZIL: Plans are taking shape for the construction of a heavy haul railway and deepwater port in northeastern Brazil, in order to accommodate rising export traffic from the mining and agricultural sectors.

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    Port drives Arica – La Paz railway reopening


    CHILE: A test train was dispatched from the port of Arica on May 5, signalling the reactivation of the Chilean section of the Arica – La Paz railway for freight traffic after being mothballed for almost 16 years.

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    Partnership will promote industry research


    BRAZIL: Industry association Abifer has signed a ‘strategic alliance’ with the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research & Innovation (Embrapii) to promote research and innovation. The agreement aims to cement the relationship between Abifer’s member companies and Embrapii’s network of research centres and institutions to ‘make it ...

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    Rail’s market share to rise in Brazil's National Logistics Plan


    BRAZIL: Rail’s role in the national transport matrix will increase under proposals set out in the 2035 National Logistics Plan unveiled by the government on April 20. Already made available for consultation by interested parties, the Plan has been prepared to support the establishment of a ...

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    Shunting robots speed grain exports


    BRAZIL: German industrial automation specialist Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH has commissioned four remote-controlled shunting robots at the Archer Daniels Midland grain export terminal in Santos.

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    Ferrocarril Central completion delayed until 2023


    URUGUAY: The completion date for the Ferrocarril Central programme to modernise the 273 km line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros has been put back from September 2022 until May 2023. At the end of 2020 the works were 31% complete, instead of 53% ...

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    US supports Brazilian urban networks


    INTERNATIONAL: Brazil’s National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, ANPTrilhos has signed a technical co-operation agreement with the American Public Transportation Association, paving the way for the two organisations to exchange information and experience. Using a videoconference link, Executive Director of ANPTrilhos Roberta Marchesi ...

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    Bamin wins FIOL concession


    BRAZIL: The Ministry of Infrastructure announced on April 8 that Bahia Mineraçao (Bamin) was the sole bidder and winner of the 35-year sub-concession to complete and operate the 537 km section of the Ferrovia de Integração Oeste-Leste between Caetité and the port of Ilhéus. The auction ...

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    Bids sought to improve access to Santos port


    BRAZIL: The state government of São Paulo has invited expressions of interest by April 26 for a feasibility study to provide multimodal access from the São Paulo plateau to the port of Santos.

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    T’Trans wins wagon order


    BRAZIL: Manufacturer T’Trans has resumed wagon production with an order for MRS Logística. The wagons will be assembled at the T’Trans factory in Três Rios in Rio de Janeiro state. Designed to carry gravel or other aggregates, the Type HNT wagons will feature automated unloading. A ...

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    MRS Logística promotes early concession renewal


    BRAZIL: MRS Logística has unveiled the first of three locomotives being liveried to promote the early renewal of its concession. The SD70-ACe supplied by Progress Rail Brasil carries a new livery designed by Cecilia Guiomar dos Santos which was chosen by staff in a poll during 2020. ...

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    Biotren fleet unveiled


    CHILE: The 15 Chinese-built multiple-units ordered by national operator EFE to work regional services in the south of the country were formally unveiled on March 23. As part of the government’s Chile on Rails investment strategy, EFE awarded contracts in 2018 and ...

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    Four start-ups chosen in Rumo’s Fuse safety innovation programme


    BRAZIL: Ideas and concepts to improve safety at level crossings are to be developed and tested under plans announced by freight concessionaire Rumo. Four proposals have been selected for development under the Fuse programme to identify and implement safety improvements, which was launched by the operator in ...

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    President opens section of Ferrovia Norte-Sul as project nears completion


    BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro and Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas officiated at the opening of a 172 km section of the 1 600 mm gauge Ferrovia Norte-Sul between São Simão in Goiás state and Estrela D’Oeste in São Paulo state. Held in the recently completed ...

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    Costa Rica commissions feasibility study into Pacific railway revival


    COSTA RICA: Railway agency INCOFER has awarded Korea National Railway, Dong Il Engineering and Soosung Engineering a contract to study the feasibility of reviving the 98·3 km line running west from the capital San Jose with Puntarenas on the Pacific coast. KNR ...

  • Indra has integrated body temperature measurement, face mask control and QR code ticket reservation validation into an initial 350 station ticket gates in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.

    Ticket gates check body temperature, face masks and reservation status before allowing access to stations


    ARGENTINA: As part of Trenes Argentinos’ coronavirus measures, Indra has integrated body temperature measurement, face mask control and QR code ticket reservation validation into an initial 350 station ticket gates in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. Access is prevented when a passenger ...

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    Investor joins São Paulo metro Line 6 project


    BRAZIL: Spanish infrastructure group Acciona has sold a 12·3% stake in the São Paulo Metro Line 6 concession holder Concessionária Linha Universidade to STOA, a French infrastructure investment group which specialises in emerging markets Owned by Caisse des Dépôts (83·3%) and Agence Française de Développement (16·7%), STOA ...

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    ‘Modern, efficient and sustainable’ trains arrive in Costa Rica


    COSTA RICA: National railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services around the capital San José. ‘With the arrival of these new trains, the process of rail modernisation begins’, said Incofer President Elizabeth Briceño. ‘Current passenger operations will be improved significantly ...