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  • Regiotram de Occidente
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    Regiotram del Norte study contract awarded

    2020-03-24T13:28:00Z

    The Regiotram del Norte project forms part of a national public transport programme which also includes Regiotram de Occidente COLOMBIA: The ARCO Bogotá Zipa consortium of Ardanuy Ingeniería Colombia and Coral Delgado y Asociados has been awarded a 2·332m peso 17-month contract to oversee studies for ...

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    Universities collaborate to support Colombian railway revitalisation

    2020-03-18T12:01:00Z

    COLOMBIA: Academics from Javeriana University in Bogotá and Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK have worked together to provide government officials with training in railway development. This is intended to support the government’s strategy to rehabilitate the 914 mm gauge rail network with the aim of ...

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    Bogotá Metro changes metro and BRT lines

    2020-02-05T11:15:00Z

    COLOMBIA: The Mayor of Bogotá Claudia López has announced a new transport plan for the city, including the extension of the future Bogotá Metro’s first line and a change of the proposed Transmilenio bus rapid transit route. The 4·1km metro extension would run from Calle 72 ...

  • Regiotram de Occidente
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    Bogotá Regiotram de Occidente contract awarded

    2020-01-13T14:38:00Z

    COLOMBIA: A contract to design, build and operate the 39·6 km Regiotram de Occidente inter-urban commuter line linking Bogotá with its western suburbs was signed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corp on Janaury 7. The subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corp was sole bidder for ...

  • BYD e-bus
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    ​BYD to supply 379 electric buses to Bogotá

    2019-11-20T15:16:00Z

    COLOMBIA: Bogotá transport authority TransMilenio has ordered 379 electric buses from BYD, the Chinese supplier announced on November 15. The first vehicles from what BYD says is its largest order for the Latin American market would be delivered in mid-2020, and would enter revenue service in ...

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    Antioquia Railway reinstatement proposal submitted

    2019-11-03T05:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: A draft plan for rebuilding the 63 km section of the closed Antioquia Railway between Barbosa, Medellín and Caldas has been submitted to the government by regional Governor Luis Pérez Gutiérrez, who said it could help relieve traffic around Medellín. The project is estimated to ...

  • Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the DFBOMT concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line.
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    Bogotá metro concessionaire selected

    2019-10-21T15:43:00Z

    COLOMBIA: The APCA Transmimetro consortium was announced as preferred bidder to build and operate the first phase of the Bogotá metro on October 17. The contract is expected to be signed within 45 days. APCA Transmimetro comprises China Harbor Engineering Co, Xi’an Metro Co, ...

  • Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the DFBOMT concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line.
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    Five shortlisted for Bogotá metro concession

    2019-08-27T12:41:12Z

    COLOMBIA: Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the design-finance-build-operate-maintain-transfer concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line. It expects to award the concession on October 21. The shortlisted consortia are: APCA Transmimetro: China Harbor Engineering Co, Xi’an Metro Co, CRRC Changchun, Bombardier ...

  • The 876 route-km network linking Bogota, Belencito, La Dorada and Chiriguná reopened last year after eight years of disuse.
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    Red Férrea de Atlántico operational support contract awarded

    2019-08-23T11:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure authority ANI has awarded Spanish engineering and technology consultancy Airtificial a €1·5m contract to optimise operations on the Red Férrea de Atlántico. The contract covers operations on the 876 route-km linking Bogota, Belencito, La Dorada and Chiriguná. These 914 mm gauge lines had been out ...

  • Siemens is to modernise signalling on Line A of the Medellín metro.
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    Siemens to upgrade Medellín metro signalling

    2019-02-19T10:31:24Z

    COLOMBIA: Siemens Mobility has won a €42m contract to modernise signalling on Line A of the Medellín metro, the company announced on February 19. Siemens is to install the wayside equipment outside operating hours, with the work on Line A and in the Patio de Bello depot due to ...

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    Medellín orders BYD electric buses

    2019-01-09T14:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: BYD has won a contract to supply 64 electric buses to Medellín BRT operator Metroplús, the manufacturer announced on January 7. The K9G buses are to be delivered in the second half of 2019. The 12·5 m long buses will have capacity for 80 passengers and will require ...

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    Bogotá metro project kicks off

    2018-08-07T09:17:41Z

    COLOMBIA: Metro de Bogotá began the process of prequalifying bidders to build and operate the capital’s first metro line on August 6, when it signed funding agreements with three international lenders. Interested bidders must submit applications to prequalify by the end of 2018, and Metro de Bogotá expects to ...

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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 ...

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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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    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%). ...

  • 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 ...

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    Bogotá transport funding announced

    2017-01-24T16:12:38Z

    COLOMBIA: The government has approved 15bn pesos for urban transport projects serving Bogotá, including metro and suburban routes. The investment package aims to double the number of passengers served by public transport in the Bogotá region. The metro is to receive 12·82bn pesos. Mayor Enrique Peñalosa said that tenders ...

  • CAF has won follow-on orders to supply additional metro cars to existing customers in Chile and Colombia.
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    Santiago and Medellín order more CAF cars

    2016-12-22T06:00:00Z

    SOUTH AMERICA: CAF announced on December 21 that it had won follow-on orders to supply additional metro cars to existing customers in Chile and Colombia. Metro de Santiago has approved a contract for four additional driverless trainsets. This is an add-on to a €160m order signed in late 2013 which ...

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    Medellín metro orders more CAF cars

    2015-07-03T08:51:00Z

    COLOMBIA: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF announced on July 2 that it had signed an €89m contract with Empresa de Transporte Masivo Valle de Aburrá to supply 20 three-car trainsets for the Medellín metro. CAF said that the order has been placed in response to growing passenger numbers, and ...

  • The existing locomotives and rolling stock are beyond repair, so a new fleet will be needed.
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    Colombian railway revival gets underway

    2014-02-10T11:01:00Z

    COLOMBIA: As part of a strategy to remove damaging heavy freight traffic from the roads, the government has awarded contracts for rehabilitation of two sections of the 914 mm gauge rail network which have been out of use since the 1980s. Work by local contractors to return the lines to ...