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    Colombia: Bogotá’s Regiotram schemes face mounting hurdles


    Completion of the first line in the planned Regiotram tram-train network in the Colombian capital has been delayed following intervention by the National Authority for Environmental Licences, reports Christian Scasso.

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    Colombia: Turning round a dilapidated network


    The Colombian government is taking steps to rehabilitate key parts of the national rail network. It also has ambitions to develop an inter-ocean corridor to rival the Panamá Canal. Christian Scasso explains.

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    Colombian rail corridor maintenance contract awarded


    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure agency ANI has awarded a contract for the maintenance and modernisation of the La Dorada – Chiriguaná line to the San Felipe Férreo consortium of Spanish company Comsa and local partner Castro Tcherassi. The 522 km corridor connects the interior of the country ...

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    Bogotá metro train mock-up unveiled


    COLOMBIA: CRRC Changchun has unveiled a mock-up of the 30 driverless trainsets it is to supply for Bogotá metro Line 1. The six-car trainsets will be 145 m long and 2 900 mm wide and will be able to carry up to 1 800 passengers. ...

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    Bogotá metro extension study


    COLOMBIA: Infrastructure planning body FDN has awarded Systra and Ingetec a contract to undertake technical feasibility studies for a proposed 3 km elevated extension of Bogotá metro Line 1, which is currently under construction. Systra and Ingetec will look at options for the viaduct design and ...

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    Consortium appointed to design Bogotá metro Line 2


    COLOMBIA: The UT Movilidad Urbana Sostenible consortium has been awarded a contract to undertake the detailed design of Bogotá metro Line 2. Led by Systra, the consortium includes Garrigues Colombia, Brigard & Urrutia Abogados, KPMG Advisory Tax & Legal, BONUS Banca de Inversión and Ingetec Ingeniería ...

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    Bogotá metro train order placed


    COLOMBIA: China Harbour Engineering Co awarded CRRC Changchun a contract to supply 30 driverless trainsets for the future Bogotá metro Line 1 on October 30. Line 1 is to be built by the APCA Transmimetro consortium of China Harbour Engineering Co (85%) and ...

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    Regiotram del Norte study contract awarded


    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 the Regiotram del Norte project in the Bogotá and Cundinamarca areas.

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    Universities collaborate to support Colombian railway revitalisation


    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 transferring ...

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    Bogotá Metro changes metro and BRT lines


    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 to ...

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    Bogotá Regiotram de Occidente contract awarded


    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 the ...

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    ​BYD to supply 379 electric buses to Bogotá


    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 September. ...

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    Antioquia Railway reinstatement proposal submitted


    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 cost ...

  • 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


    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, CRRC ...

  • 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


    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.

    Red Férrea de Atlántico operational support contract awarded


    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 of ...

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    Siemens to upgrade Medellín metro signalling


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...