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  • Alstom Metropolis metro train for Santiago in Chile
    Metro Report International

    Santiago Line 7 contract signed

    2022-03-10T10:54:00Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has finalised a €355m contract for Alstom to supply and maintain the rolling stock and signalling for the 25·8 km automated metro Line 7 which is now expected to open in late 2027. Alstom had been named as preferred bidder for the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mobile payment comes to Santiago

    2022-03-03T15:36:00Z

    CHILE: Passengers using the Santiago metro and EFE suburban trains are now able to pay for their travel using mobile devices, following an upgrade to the fare collection system. Spanish IT specialist Indra has renewed 1 120 ticket gates at stations on the seven metro lines ...

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    Metro Report International

    Wood to design six stations for Santiago metro Line 7

    2022-01-12T12:37:00Z

    CHILE: Engineering consultancy Wood is to develop detailed designs for six stations on section C of the future Line 7 in the east of Santiago. Under the 24 month contract, Wood will work on architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical designs, and will provide site support ...

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    Metro Report International

    Alstom to supply driverless trains for Santiago Line 7

    2022-01-06T15:06:00Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Alstom to supply and maintain for 20 years the driverless trains and train control systems for the 25·8 km metro Line 7 now under construction.

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    Biotrén fleet enters service

    2021-11-01T14:00:00Z

    CHILE: The fleet of Chinese-built electric multiple-units to operate Fesur’s Biotrén and Corto Laja regional services was officially launched into revenue service by President Sebastián Piñera on October 26. The event in Concepción was also attended by Minister of Transport & Communications ...

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    Metro Report International

    Merval extension moves ahead

    2021-05-27T13:00:00Z

    CHILE: An environmental impact assessment is due to be completed by July for an extension of the Valparaíso suburban service from Limache to La Calera as part of the government’s Chile on Rails programme. Inaugurated in 2006, the Metro de Valparaíso suburban service runs for 43 ...

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    Port drives Arica – La Paz railway reopening

    2021-05-05T13:12:00Z

    CHILE: A test train was dispatched from the port of Arica on May 5, signalling the reactivation of the Chilean section of the Arica – La Paz railway for freight traffic after being mothballed for almost 16 years.

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    Biotren fleet unveiled

    2021-03-26T10:00:00Z

    CHILE: The 15 Chinese-built multiple-units ordered by national operator EFE to work regional services in the south of the country were formally unveiled on March 23. As part of the government’s Chile on Rails investment strategy, EFE awarded contracts in 2018 ...

  • EFE has awarded CRRC Sifang a contract to supply six four-car electro-diesel multiple-units for use from mid-2023 on the partially electrified Santiago – Chillán line.
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    Chilean operator orders electro-diesel multiple-units

    2021-01-08T10:37:00Z

    CHILE: National operator EFE has awarded CRRC Sifang a contract to supply six four-car electro-diesel multiple-units for use from mid-2023 on the partially electrified Santiago – Chillán line. The US$70m contract finalised in December includes maintenance. It has been awarded as part of a US$115m programme of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Santiago tenders Line 7 construction

    2020-05-28T15:36:00Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has called tenders for construction of the first section of its new east - west Line 7. Bids are due to be submitted by August 26, with the winning bidder expected to be announced in February 2021.

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    Putting Chile back on the rails

    2020-02-07T11:42:00Z

    In contrast to the fluctuating political support that has long hampered railway development in Latin America, President Sebastián Piñera has launched a wide-ranging investment programme to boost rail’s market share. Toma Bačić investigates.