All Central and South America articles – Page 3

  • Ferrocarriles Argentinos has selected Radwin’s FiberinMotion train-to-ground communication system for deployment on 100 passenger vehicles used on the Buenos Aires – La Plata route.
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    Ferrocarriles Argentinos selects train-to-ground communications

    2018-06-10T06:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Following tests, national railway Ferrocarriles Argentinos has selected Radwin’s FiberinMotion train-to-ground communication system for deployment on 100 passenger vehicles used on the Buenos Aires – La Plata route. Radwin’s multi-service platform will initially support CCTV and VoIP communications. Project implementation will be managed by Radwin partner Datastar. ‘During the ...

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    Three bids for Ferrocarril Central project

    2018-06-02T06:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: The Ministry of Transport & Public Works has received three bids for the Ferrocarril Central contract. The public-private partnership deal would cover the upgrading and subsequent maintenance of the 273 km line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros. The three bids opened on May 29 were submitted ...

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    Freight trains return to Bogotá

    2018-05-15T15:10:00Z

    COLOMBIA: Commercial freight trains resumed operation on two sections of the country’s Red Férrea de Atlantico on May 8, following an extensive state-funded rehabilitation programme. According to the head of the national infrastructure agency Dimitri Zaninovich, the government has invested US$420m to revitalise 876 route-km linking Bogota, Belencito, La Dorada ...

  • The 5 km viaduct is being built to elevate the section of the San Martín Railway between Palermo and La Paternal stations.
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    Buenos Aires viaduct signalling contract

    2018-05-15T13:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Alstom has signed a €5m subcontract to provide signalling for the elevated alignment which is being built for the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires. Alstom will act as subcontractor to UTE Green-Rottio. The 5 km viaduct is being built to elevate the section of the San Martín ...

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    World rail market - April 2018

    2018-04-22T06:00:00Z

    Chile: SICE and software partner GMV are supplying 80 standard and 150 compact customised ticket vending machines for the Santiago metro. Europe: RB Rail has awarded ETC Transport Consultants a €499 340 contract to prepare short, medium and long-term operational plans for the future Rail Baltica line. ...

  • Transmashholding has been awarded a contract to maintain the locomotives and coaches used on the 76 km San Martín commuter route.
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    TMH to maintain San Martín fleet

    2018-04-10T13:35:00Z

    ARGENTINA: The TMH-Argentina subsidiary of Russia’s Transmashholding has been awarded a contract to maintain the locomotives and coaches used on the 76 km San Martín commuter route between Retiro San Martín station in Buenos Aires and Pilar. Running for 24 months, the US$29·7m contract announced on April 9 covers 24 ...

  • Alstom is to undertake resignalling works on the Belgrano Norte suburban line in Buenos Aires.
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    Alstom awarded Belgrano Norte signalling contract

    2018-04-03T15:14:15Z

    ARGENTINA: Alstom has been awarded a €16m contract to undertake resignalling works at Ciudad Universitaria, Aristóbulo del Valle, Munro, Boulogne Sur Mer and Grand Bourg stations on the metre gauge Belgrano Norte suburban line in Buenos Aires. The contract has been awarded as part of a €87m modernisation of 22 ...

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    Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP

    2018-03-16T15:34:40Z

    ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances Luis Caputo explained that a PPP would allow the government to pay off ...

  • The agreement would see UK suppliers providing support and training for the Bioceanic Corridor project.
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    UK backs Bioceanic Corridor

    2018-03-14T15:00:00Z

    BOLIVIA: Minister of Public Works, Services & Housing Milton Claros has signed a memorandum of understanding with James Thornton, UK Ambassador to Bolivia, covering the provision of technical assistance for the Bioceanic Corridor project to create a rail route between Ilo in Peru and Santos in Brazil, requiring new construction ...

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    Contracts awarded for Belgrano Phase 3

    2018-03-09T14:28:06Z

    ARGENTINA: Infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has awarded contracts to undertake Phase 3 of the track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network. Divided into four lots worth 3∙5bn pesos, Phase 3 covers 300 km including route C12 from Joaquín V González to Metán, as well ...

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    DB Rail Academy starts Brazilian training programme

    2018-02-26T16:30:00Z

    BRAZIL: Working with local sector organisations, DB Engineering & Consulting has launched the country’s first internationally certified training programme for rail and logistics managers. Under the DB Rail Academy programme, an initial tranche of 35 managers from rail freight and passenger operators began an 18-month course in Brasilia on February ...

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    Belgrano renewals reach 400 km

    2018-02-23T11:31:14Z

    ARGENTINA: The Ministry of Transport announced on February 21 that its track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network had completed 400 km of the 535 km to be upgraded under the first phase. Involving the replacement of wooden sleepers with concrete, new rail and reballasting with ...

  • Ferroviaria Andina has placed the first order for Stadler's South American Light Loco, known as SALi.
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    Ferroviaria Andina orders Stadler SALi locomotives

    2018-02-19T16:31:00Z

    BOLIVIA: Ferroviaria Andina has placed the first order for three locomotives to Stadler’s South American Light Loco design, which has been developed specifically for the Latin American market. The SALi locomotives to be manufactured at Stadler’s Valencia plant in Spain are derived from the Eurodual family. Stadler said the ‘ultra-lightweight’ ...

  • GE Transportation has commissioned a mixed-model moving assembly line at its Contagem factory.
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    Moving assembly line improves locomotive manufacturing efficiency

    2018-02-01T12:39:15Z

    BRAZIL: This month GE Transportation’s factory at Contagem expects to roll-out the first locomotive to completed using a newly-commissioned mixed-model moving assembly line. This is GE Transportation’s first moving production line, and insiders believe it may be one of the first in the locomotive sector. The plant mainly builds ...

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    CRRC to supply 200 Roca EMU cars

    2018-01-10T14:34:16Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich has given his approval for an order to be placed directly with CRRC Qingdao Sifang of China for the supply of 200 EMU cars for the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires, with an estimated cost of US$316∙5m. Joining a fleet of 42 EMUs ...

  • A short-lived passenger service was launched in Jamaica in 2011.
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    CRRC to supply locomotives to Jamaica

    2018-01-07T07:00:00Z

    JAMAICA: Aluminium company Alpart has awarded CRRC Qishuyan Co a contract to supply DF8B diesel locomotives in the first half of 2018. CRRC said the order which was confirmed during December was its first from Jamaica, which is the 104th country where the group has won contracts. Alpart’s refinery in ...

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    Transmashholding invests in Argentina

    2017-12-22T14:01:03Z

    ARGENTINA: Transmashholding of Russia is to spend US$3m to refurbish and reopen the Mechita rolling stock workshops in the province of Buenos Aires, under the terms of an agreement signed on December 20 by Franco Comparato, representing its local subsidiary TMH Argentina, and Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura President Guillermo Fiad. ...

  • RUMO has awarded Wabtec Corp a US$5m contract to design, install and commission a train management and dispatching system.
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    Wabtec awarded Santos yard control contract

    2017-12-14T11:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Freight operator RUMO has awarded Wabtec Corp a US$5m contract to design, install and commission a train management and dispatching system to improve safety and efficiency at its yard serving the port of Santos. The scope includes signalling and interlocking integration and staff training. Completion is planned the end ...

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    Sinara locos arrive in Cuba

    2017-11-24T15:27:41Z

    CUBA: During a ceremony at the port of Habana on November 23, Unión de Ferrocarriles de Cuba Director General Eduardo Hernández took delivery of seven of the 75 Type TGM8KM diesel-hydraulic locomotives being supplied from Russia by Sinara Transport Machines. UFC is expecting to take delivery of 15 locomotives this ...

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    Army studies dual gauge

    2017-11-16T09:44:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Under an agreement signed with infrastructure manager Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura, army engineers are to undertake studies for providing 1 676 mm gauge on a 60 km section of the 1 435 mm gauge Urquiza network between Zárate and Pilar. This will include new junctions and the design of specialised ...