All Central and South America articles – Page 8

  • CSR EMU cars for the Mitre route in Buenos Aires.
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    CSR delivers first Mitre cars

    2014-09-09T12:05:00Z

    ARGENTINA: The first 12 of an initial batch of 30 electric multiple-unit cars delivered by CSR of China for the Mitre commuter route were unloaded in Buenos Aires on September 6. CSR is supplying a total of 30 six-car EMUs to operate Mitre routes electrified at 830 V DC third ...

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    China to Brazil by train and plane

    2014-08-20T12:59:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: DB Schenker combined its rail, lorry and air freight services to deliver a 21 tonne shipment of mobile phone components from China to Brazil for the first time, with a journey time of 24 days compared to between 50 and 55 days by sea. The components travelled 10 124 ...

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    GE builds metre gauge Evolution

    2014-08-19T11:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: GE Transportation has announced the development of the Evolution ES43BBi design, an eight-axle diesel freight locomotive aimed at the 1 000 mm gauge railways which with a total length of 23 000 km form 80% of the national network. Featuring GE’s new AC traction motor for 1 000 mm ...

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    Studies for 4 676 km of new railway

    2014-08-14T10:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: On August 8 the Ministry of Transport appointed a total of 20 sole or joint-venture bidders from the private sector to undertake technical feasibility studies for new railways totalling 4 676 km. For each of the six routes, the ministry has appointed up to 14 bidders to prepare ...

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    Military workshops to build 1 050 wagons

    2014-07-30T12:55:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Military equipment manufacturer Fabricaciones Militares is to build 1 050 wagons for state-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas y Logística SA, under a contract worth 972m pesos that was signed on July 28 in the presence of Defence Minister Agustín Rossi and Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio ...

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    New fleet boosts Sarmiento capacity

    2014-07-22T09:18:00Z

    ARGENTINA: On July 21 the first seven nine-car EMUs supplied by CSR of China entered service between Once and Moreno on the Sarmiento commuter route in Buenos Aires. Introduction of the new trainsets has enabled capacity to be increased from 241 536 to 399 233 passengers/day, with the number of ...

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    Chinese co-operation agreement signed

    2014-07-18T15:17:00Z

    BRAZIL: A five-year memorandum of understanding for Brazil and China to co-operate on railway projects was one of 32 bilateral agreements signed in Brasília on July 17 during an official visit by President Xi Jinping of China. ‘Our relations are developing with an unparalleled speed in many areas of co-operation’, ...

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    First Roca electrification contracts awarded

    2014-07-17T09:26:00Z

    ARGENTINA: The Ministry of the Interior & Transport has selected Supercemento SAIC as preferred bidder for the first two contracts to be awarded under the project to upgrade and electrify at 25 kV 50 Hz AC the 52⋅6 km between Plaza Constitución and La Plata on the Roca commuter network ...

  • PeruRail has ordered four diesel locomotives to haul passenger services on the Cusco - Machu Picchu line (Photo: PeruRail).
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    PeruRail orders Sygnet locomotives

    2014-06-26T06:52:00Z

    PERU: PeruRail has ordered four M629 diesel locomotives from Sygnet Rail Technologies to haul passenger services on the 914 mm gauge line from Cusco to Machu Picchu. The 1 800 hp locomotives will incorporate the Sygnet Power Module, a self-contained unit developed by the US company. This contains a Cummins ...

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    Tacna – Arica reopening studies

    2014-06-20T13:31:00Z

    PERU: Government investment agency ProInversión has invited bids for a contract to undertake studies for reopening the 60 km railway that connects the city of Tacna with the port of Arica in Chile. Out of service since May 2012 due to poor track condition, the 1 435 mm gauge Tacna ...

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    ILCAD 2014 targets professional drivers

    2014-06-03T08:06:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Railway operators in more than 45 countries across the world are participating in the sixth International Level Crossing Awareness Day on June 3. The campaign is intended to raise public awareness of the safety risks surrounding level crossings, in order to change the behaviour of road users, including vehicle ...

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    Historic day for North-South Railway

    2014-05-23T11:04:00Z

    BRAZIL: On May 22 President Dilma Rousseff officially opened the 855 km section of the North-South Railway between Porto Nacional in Tocantins state and Anápolis in Goiás. Speaking at a ceremony in Anápolis on what she described as an ‘historic day’, Rousseff said that her government was taking forward the ...

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    Shareholders vote on ALL merger

    2014-05-19T06:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Shareholders in América Latina Logística SA and Rumo Logística Operadora Multimodal SA approved a merger between the two companies on May 8. A subsidiary of energy and logistics group Cosan, Rumo had announced its proposal to acquire ALL on February 24, valuing the company at R$6·96bn or R$10·18 per ...

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    CSR fleet enters service on San Martín route

    2014-04-24T09:31:00Z

    ARGENTINA: President Cristina Fernández joined Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo at Sáenz Peña station on April 23 to mark the entry into service of the new fleet supplied by CSR of China for the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires. Fernández said that the new fleet ...

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    ALL agrees to merger

    2014-04-24T06:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: On April 15 América Latina Logística SA announced that its board had accepted a proposal to combine its activities with those of Rumo Logística Operadora Multimodal SA, a subsidiary of energy and logistics group Cosan. The proposal made by Rumo on February 24 values ALL at R$6·96bn, equivalent to ...

  • A former Buenos Aires metro car is being converted into a diesel-electric railcar by the Ferrocarril Central Buenos Aires co-operative.
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    Buenos Aires metro car converted to diesel-electric railcar

    2014-03-15T05:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: A former Buenos Aires metro car is being converted into a diesel-electric railcar by the Ferrocarril Central Buenos Aires co-operative, which hopes to restore passenger services to the currently disused Fátima - Rojas section of the 1 435 mm gauge Urquiza network. Intended to operate with two trailer vehicles, ...

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    Optimism returns but skills gap a worry, survey finds

    2014-02-27T10:54:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Optimism is returning to the global rail industry following the economic downturn, according to the results of the fifth Way Ahead survey of the transport industry conducted by legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright. The survey, which was launched at an event in London on February 26, received 850 responses ...

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    First CSR EMU unveiled in Buenos Aires

    2014-02-27T10:16:00Z

    ARGENTINA: On February 26 Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo joined Transport Secretary Alejando Ramos and other dignitaries to inspect the first of 25 nine-car EMUs to be delivered for the Sarmiento commuter route in Buenos Aires. Randazzo said that the new fleet would double capacity on the ...

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    ALL merger proposed

    2014-02-26T10:59:00Z

    BRAZIL: América Latina Logística SA announced on February 24 that it had received a proposal to combine its activities with those of Rumo Logística Operadora Multimodal SA, a subsidiary of energy and logistics group Cosan. The proposal values ALL at R$6⋅96bn, equivalent to R$10⋅18 per share. ALL shareholders would hold ...

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    Penalty regime in new Buenos Aires commuter operating agreements

    2014-02-12T14:31:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo announced on February 12 that he had approved new operating agreements for the Mitre, San Martín, Belgrano Sur and Roca commuter routes in Buenos Aires. The emergency operating consortia UGOFE and UGOMS have been dissolved, with the Roggio group ...