Costa Rica railway news

News about railway and urban rail infrastructure, operations, policy, projects and the supply industry in Costa Rica.

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    Central bank to roll out national contactless transport payment system


    COSTA RICA: The SINPE-TP national electronic payment system for public transport is being rolled out on trains and buses by central bank BCCR, which estimates that contactless payments for public transport could reduce cash payments nationwide by 25%. Announcing a contract to provide BCCR with a ...

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    Costa Rica commissions feasibility study into Pacific railway revival


    COSTA RICA: Railway agency INCOFER has awarded Korea National Railway, Dong Il Engineering and Soosung Engineering a contract to study the feasibility of reviving the 98·3 km line running west from the capital San Jose with Puntarenas on the Pacific coast. KNR ...

  • Costa Rica's national railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight CRRC diesel multiple-units for commuter services around San José.

    ‘Modern, efficient and sustainable’ trains arrive in Costa Rica


    COSTA RICA: National railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services around the capital San José. ‘With the arrival of these new trains, the process of rail modernisation begins’, said Incofer President Elizabeth Briceño. ‘Current passenger operations will be improved significantly ...

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    Costa Rica commuter DMU order


    COSTA RICA: National railway company Incofer has named CRRC Qingdao Sifang as the winner of a contract to supply eight two-car diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services in San José. The contract is valued at US$32·7m, and the supplier will also maintain the trains for three years. Deliveries are ...

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    Loan funds more Incofer rolling stock


    COSTA RICA: President Luis Guillermo Solís has announced that state railway Incofer is to purchase an additional eight trainsets for 52m colones towards the end of this year, using a loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. Modernising the railway network would, according to Solís, enable Costa Rica ...

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    Commuter co-operation in Costa Rica


    COSTA RICA: President Laura Chinchilla ratified an agreement with Spanish Development Minister Ana Pastor in Madrid on November 15, which will see the two countries working together to develop the rail network serving the Costa Rican capital San José. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Spanish companies would be ...