All Central and South America articles – Page 4

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    Roca electrified to La Plata

    2017-10-24T09:16:54Z

    ARGENTINA: Electric services began operating between City Bell and La Plata on the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires on October 18, marking completion of an electrification project undertaken as part of a US$250m upgrade of the 1 676 mm gauge commuter routes running south from the capital. With ...

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    Rail connection to Vaca Muerta proposed

    2017-10-19T14:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: State-owned oil company YPF has presented the Ministry of Transport with a US$500m project to build a rail connection to the Vaca Muerta field in the province of Neuquén, requiring new construction and the upgrading of existing infrastructure over a total of 700 km. In addition to materials required ...

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    1 500 EMU cars for Buenos Aires

    2017-09-28T13:12:35Z

    ARGENTINA: The federal government announced on September 26 the start of tendering for what it describes as the largest rolling stock order ever to be placed for the Buenos Aires commuter network, covering the supply of 1 500 EMU cars or 169 trainsets plus maintenance over 10 years in five ...

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    Loan funds more Incofer rolling stock

    2017-09-27T10:47:20Z

    COSTA RICA: President Luis Guillermo Solís has announced that state railway Incofer is to purchase an additional eight trainsets for 52m colones towards the end of this year, using a loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. Modernising the railway network would, according to Solís, enable Costa Rica ...

  • An initial agreement for upgrading Cuba's rail network has been signed by RZD International.
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    Cuba and RZD agree railway modernisation

    2017-09-23T06:00:00Z

    CUBA: An agreement for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the rail network was signed by national railway Unión Ferrocarriles de Cuba and Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International on September 21, during a meeting in Moscow of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Commercial, Scientific & Technological Co-operation. The document ...

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    Mitre viaduct works underway

    2017-09-06T13:14:54Z

    ARGENTINA: On September 5 President Mauricio Macri joined Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, head of the Bueno Aires city government, and Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich to mark the start of work on a 3∙9 km elevated alignment for the Mitre commuter route. Running between Avenida Dorrego and Avenida Congreso, the new viaduct ...

  • The Inter-American Development Bank has previously funded electrification of the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires.
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    IDB funds San Martín electrification

    2017-08-25T13:34:02Z

    ARGENTINA: The Inter-American Development Bank announced on August 24 that it had approved a U$400m loan to fund electrification of the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires, running for 76∙3 km from the Retiro terminus to Pilar. As well as electrification at 25 kV AC, the programme will include ...

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    Alstom signs first main line signalling contract in Argentina

    2017-08-22T15:27:17Z

    ARGENTINA: Alstom announced on August 22 that it had signed its first contract to supply main line signalling equipment in Argentina, a €10m deal to renew electro-mechanical interlockings at Marcos Paz, General Las Heras, Empalme Lobos and Lobos on the Sarmiento commuter route in Buenos Aires. As subcontractor to Constructora ...

  • President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central project (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Ferrocarril Central PPP project launched

    2017-08-16T10:28:00Z

    URUGUAY: President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central project, a public-private partnership to upgrade the 273 km Montevideo — Paso de los Toros route. To be tendered in September, the contract will also include maintenance over ...

  • Ferrocarril del Pacifico had started operations in 2012.
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    Pacific concession could revert to state

    2017-08-07T15:34:37Z

    COLOMBIA: During the course of a public hearing held on August 3, national infrastructure agency ANI declared the concession held by Ferrocarril del Pacífico SAS to have lapsed. The concession covers the upgrading, maintenance and operation of freight services on the Buenaventura — Cali, Cali — La Felisa and Zarzal ...

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    Belgrano upgrade completes first 100 km

    2017-08-01T15:33:34Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich announced on July 26 the completion of the first 100 km of track renewals under the programme to upgrade the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network for freight traffic. Under the first phase of the programme, track renewals are being undertaken on 535 km. The ...

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    Belgrano Sur heads for Constitución

    2017-07-07T10:49:26Z

    ARGENTINA: On July 6 the Ministry of Transport announced the start of work on a new elevated alignment for the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano Sur commuter route in Buenos Aires. Running for 5∙6 km, it will enable Belgrano services to run into the Plaza Constitución terminus of the 1 ...

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    Belgrano upgrade enters third phase

    2017-07-02T06:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich has announced the start of tendering for the third phase of the programme to upgrade the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network. Bids are being invited to undertake track renewals on 558 km in the provinces of Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy, including route C8 from ...

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    Buenos Aires ATS funding agreed

    2017-06-17T06:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Agreements to fund the purchase of Nippon Signal Automatic Train Stop equipment for the Buenos Aires commuter network were signed during a recent official visit to Japan by President Mauricio Macri. A US$49∙5m loan agreed by Japan Bank for International Co-operation, Deutsche Bank and the government of Argentina is ...

  • Impression of the 5 km elevated alignment for the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires.
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    Work starts on San Martín viaduct

    2017-06-09T13:38:05Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich joined head of the city government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta on June 8 to mark the start of work on a new 5 km elevated alignment for the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires. Replacing a surface alignment between Palermo and La Paternal stations which ...

  • Vale is to deploy GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer automated cruise control system across 114 locomotives used on the Estrada de Ferro Carajás heavy haul network.
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    Vale anticipates fuel saving from Trip Optimizer

    2017-06-06T08:48:17Z

    BRAZIL: Vale expects to make significant fuel savings by deploying GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer automated cruise control system across 114 locomotives used on the Estrada de Ferro Carajás heavy haul network. Pilot tests are also expected to start shortly on the Vitória a Minas network, and on the Nacala Corridor ...

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    Buenos Aires suburban network gets Tetra radio

    2017-05-30T15:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: A Tetra digital radio network has been installed on the Sarmiento, Mitre, San Martín, Belgrano Sur and Roca lines of the suburban rail network serving Buenos Aires. Indra supplied the system under a US$214m contract awarded in 2014 by federal railway operating company SOFSE. It is being used ...

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    Wagon deliveries from China near 3 000

    2017-05-25T13:56:12Z

    ARGENTINA: On May 24 Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich joined Ezequiel Lemos, President of state-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas, to welcome the latest shipment of 156 wagons to arrive in the Port of Buenos Aires from China. Comprising 122 vehicles for the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network and 34 ...

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    CRCC to upgrade San Martín network

    2017-05-18T12:54:26Z

    ARGENTINA: During the course of an official visit by President Mauricio Macri to Beijing, on May 17 the Ministry of Transport signed an agreement for China Railway Construction Corp to undertake a comprehensive upgrade of the San Martín network, costing US$2∙4bn and due to take 39 months to complete. Combining ...

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    Colombia awards upgrade contract

    2017-05-17T11:03:07Z

    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure agency ANI announced on May 16 that it had awarded the Ibines Férreo consortium a contract worth 153∙4bn pesos to upgrade two sections of the national network totalling 890∙9 km. Ibines Férreo comprises Iberovias (40%), Infraestructura Nacional (25%), Integral Compañía (25%) and Espina y Delfin Colombia (10%). ...