All Central and South America articles – Page 5

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    Belmond Andean Explorer launched

    2017-05-16T10:47:21Z

    PERU: Hotel and cruise train operator Belmond launched what it describes as ‘South America’s first luxury sleeper train’ on May 4. Operating on the PeruRail network between Cusco and Arequipa, the Belmond Andean Explorer offers a two-night journey through ‘some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world’, its large ...

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    FS bids to supply wagons to Uruguay

    2017-05-12T14:02:55Z

    URUGUAY: Supply of rolling stock is one of three priority areas identified for developing co-operation between state railway AFE and FS Group of Italy. Announcing on May 12 that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with AFE in Montevideo, FS reported that its Mercitalia freight business had submitted a ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies has increased its directly owned stake in wagon manufacturer Amsted-Maxion Equipamentos E Serviços Ferroviários.
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    Greenbrier invests in Brazil as European deal nears completion

    2017-05-03T11:03:42Z

    BRAZIL: The Greenbrier Companies completed investments to increase its directly owned stake in wagon manufacturer Amsted-Maxion Equipamentos E Serviços Ferroviários (Greenbrier-Maxion) from 19∙5% to 60% on April 28, and has also increased its stake in castings and components supplier Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro from 19∙5% to 24∙5%. The investment in Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro ...

  • Work on the US$500m Roca electrification programme started in 2015.
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    Roca electrification reaches City Bell

    2017-05-02T06:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Electric services began operating between Berazategui and City Bell on April 24, marking completion of the latest phase of the project to electrify the Roca commuter route between Buenos Aires and La Plata at 25 kV 50 Hz. According to the Ministry of Transport, work continues with the aim ...

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    Swedish railcars arrive in Montevideo

    2017-04-19T10:14:10Z

    URUGUAY: Seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars originally built for SJ of Sweden were unloaded at the port of Montevideo on April 15. National operator AFE has purchased the vehicles from rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail. With one vehicle to be used to provide spare parts, AFE is to ...

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    Specialised containers for fertiliser exports

    2017-03-24T12:11:27Z

    BOLIVIA: State-owned oil and petrochemicals company YPFB has ordered 250 wagons and 500 specialised containers which will be used to transport fertiliser on the country’s 1 000 mm gauge rail network. While the wagons are being manufactured locally in Santa Cruz, the containers are now being delivered by CIMC of ...

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    Contract awarded for Belgrano track renewals

    2017-03-22T15:24:41Z

    ARGENTINA: Infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has announced the award of a contract to undertake track renewals on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network, under the second phase of a programme that will see a total of 1 600 km upgraded across the provinces of northwestern Argentina. Awarded to ...

  • RM Rail is to supply a further 225 wagons to Cuba.
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    RM Rail signs Cuban wagon contract

    2017-03-11T07:00:00Z

    CUBA: Russian rolling stock manufacturer RM Rail has signed a contract to supply a further 225 wagons to Cuba, following on from 363 wagons which were delivered last year. The latest order covers 50 sugar hopper wagons, 70 60 ft container flat wagons and 105 covered vans. The 1 435 ...

  • The rail industry around the world marked International Women's Day on March 8 2017.
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    Rail industry marks International Women's Day 2017

    2017-03-08T13:36:29Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The railway operations and supply industries around the world marked International Women's Day on March 8. Special events were organised, and the diverse range of career opportunities available in the rail sector was highlighted.

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    Greenbrier aims to grow in South America

    2017-03-02T14:15:11Z

    BRAZIL: 'We are expanding our investments in Brazil to reach customers who need high-quality transportation equipment and in pursuit of continued growth and further diversification of Greenbrier's global business into new markets', said The Greenbrier Companies Chairman & CEO William A Furman on March 2. This followed Greenbrier’s announcement that ...

  • Two CRRC diesel locomotives successfully completed their first day of testing on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network.
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    Belgrano locos on test

    2017-02-25T07:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: The first two diesel locomotives supplied by CRRC of China successfully completed their first day of testing on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network on February 22, the Ministry of Transport has announced. State-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas undertook testing between San José and Dean Funes in ...

  • Tendering starts for Bogotá — Belencito
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    Tendering starts for Bogotá — Belencito

    2017-01-26T14:11:12Z

    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure agency ANI has begun tendering for a contract worth up to 720m pesos to operate the 257 km Bogotá — Belencito route. Proposals are due to be submitted by 10.00 on February 7. Bidders are expected to include Dracol Líneas Férreas which has operated the 914 mm ...

  • EFE began trial operation of its new commuter service between Santiago and Rancagua on January 24.
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    Rancagua Express carries first passengers

    2017-01-26T11:17:42Z

    CHILE: State railway EFE began trial operation of its new commuter service between Santiago and Rancagua on January 24. During the initial phase, there are three departures from the capital during the morning peak, and one at 20.45 on Fridays. There are departures from Rancagua at 07.20, 10.00 and 19.30. ...

  • The first two diesel freight locomotives that CRRC has supplied for the 1 676 mm gauge San Martín network were unloaded in the Port of Buenos Aires on December 13.
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    First San Martín locos arrive

    2016-12-14T11:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: In the presence of Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich, the first two diesel freight locomotives that CRRC of China has supplied for the 1 676 mm gauge San Martín network were unloaded in the Port of Buenos Aires on December 13. They form part of the 107 locomotives being ...

  • AFE has purchased seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars from Swedish rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail.
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    AFE buys Swedish railcars

    2016-11-12T06:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: National railway AFE has purchased seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars from Swedish rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail. One is to be used to provide spare parts, while the others are to be deployed to improve services from Montevideo to 25 de Agosto. AFE also plans to ...

  • BVV supplied gauge-changing wheelsets for coaches which Stadler is building for Azerbaijan.
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    Wheel and axle group to be sold to Chinese investor

    2016-11-08T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH has reached an agreement to sell 100% of its wheel and axle subsidiary GMH Railway Systems to group of Chinese investors led by Full Hill Enterprises Ltd. GMH Railway Systems includes Bochumer Verein Verkehrstechnik which is a certificated wheel and axle manufacturer for China’s high speed ...

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    Hyundai Rotem opens Brazilian train factory

    2016-04-01T14:54:00Z

    BRAZIL: A ceremony marking the completion of Hyundai Rotem’s rolling stock assembly plant at Araraquara in São Paulo state was held on March 30, almost exactly one year after the laying of the foundation stone. The 150 000 m 2 site is Hyundai Rotem’s third factory outside Korea, ...

  • RUMO/ALL has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to modernise the braking equipment on 8 500 sugar cane wagons.
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    Knorr-Bremse wins sugar cane wagon brake systems contract

    2016-03-17T14:01:00Z

    BRAZIL: Freight operator RUMO ALL has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to modernise the braking equipment on 8 500 sugar cane wagons, and take exclusive responsibility for maintaining the brakes over the next 15 years. The agreement announced on March 17 covers DB60-II control valves, slack adjusters and other components complying ...

  • Scomi Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony for its monorail factory in Taubaté on March 12.
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    Monorail factory groundbreaking

    2016-03-14T16:09:00Z

    BRAZIL: Malaysian company Scomi Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony for its monorail factory in Taubaté on March 12. The R$50m plant is being developed on a 98 000 m 2 site between the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The factory will be modelled on Scomi’s plant ...

  • Baotou Steel Union Co Ltd of China has suppled 7 630 tonnes of 50 kg/m rail for track renewals on the AFE network (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Track renewals tendering launched

    2016-01-20T16:03:00Z

    URUGUAY: State railway AFE has announced that tender documentation is to be made available from January 22 for a PPP contract to undertake track renewals on the 141 km between Algorta and Fray Bentos. Tendering and execution of the work, which will enable freight trains to operate at up to ...