All Central and South America articles – Page 10

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    CSR fleet enters service in Buenos Aires


    ARGENTINA: Diesel locomotives and commuter coaches supplied by CSR of China entered service on the Mitre network in Buenos Aires on June 6, providing peak-hour services between Retiro and Tigre. Three five-car formations with a diesel locomotive at each end have been deployed on the route, departing Tigre at 06.56, ...

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    ALL concessions revoked


    ARGENTINA: Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo announced on June 4 that the government was revoking the two freight operating concessions held by América Latina Logística SA of Brazil. Comprising the former San Martín and General Urquiza networks, at 8 000 route-km ALL Argentina has operated the country’s ...

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    CSR to supply new Roca fleet


    ARGENTINA: Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo announced on May 23 a US$327m order for 300 EMU cars from CSR of China. The air-conditioned vehicles will operate on the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires, increasing capacity by 50%. The contract specifies a price of $1⋅09m per car, ...

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    President visits Arica - La Paz Railway


    CHILE: President Sebastián Piñera visited the Chilean section of the Arica – La Paz Railway on May 13, travelling the 40 km from Arica to Poconchile accompanied by Transport & Telecommunications Minister Pedro Pablo Errázuriz and other dignitaries. ‘Today is a day of great historical significance’, said Piñera, ‘because 100 ...

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    Bonds fund commuter projects


    CHILE: State railway EFE has completed a second local bond issue worth the equivalent of US$93m, issuing a total of 379 units. The annual interest rate of 3·54% and the fact that the issue was 3·3 times oversubscribed demonstrated the confidence of investors in the company and its support from ...

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    Knorr-Bremse opens Brazilian factory


    BRAZIL: Knorr-Bremse formally opened a €40m development, manufacturing and sales facility in Itupeva on April 17. Housed in new buildings covering more than 32 000 m2, the plant has 30% greater capacity than the site 80 km away in São Paulo which it replaces. Knorr-Bremse said 'the most up-to-date plant ...

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    CAF trains Recife staff


    BRAZIL: Last month the first class of 25 personnel from the CBTU suburban network in Recife began training to maintain the fleet of 15 EMUs that is being supplied by CAF. Combining practical and theoretical elements, the training courses are being provided by the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer at CBTU's ...

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    CNR ships passenger fleet to Argentina


    ARGENTINA: Following shipment from the port of Dalian, the first batch of diesel locomotives and coaches that CNR of China is supplying for long-distance services is expected to arrive in Buenos Aires by the end of March. Under a US$20m contract signed in July 2010, CNR Dalian is supplying the ...

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    Vale suspends Río Colorado project


    ARGENTINA: Brazilian mining company Vale announced on March 11 that it had informed the Argentinian government that it was suspending its Río Colorado project to develop potash deposits in the province of Mendoza. According to the company, 'in the current macroeconomic environment the economics of the project are not ...

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    El Salvador looks to rail for logistics future


    EL SALVADOR: Port and infrastructure authority CEPA has signed an agreement with Spanish consultancy Tramrail, which is to assist with the revival of the country’s 914 mm gauge rail network. As well as resuming freight operations, new passenger services are planned from the capital San Salvador to Sitio del Niño ...