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  • Santiago metro Line 3 was inaugurated on January 22.
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    Santiago opens second driverless metro line

    2019-01-23T15:54:04Z

    CHILE: President Sebastián Piñera officially opened the second driverless line of the Santiago metro with a ceremony at Los Libertadores station on January 22. Line 3 links Los Libertadores with Fernando Castillo Velasco on a 21·7 km underground alignment with 18 stations. The end-to-end journey time is 30 min ...

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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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    BYD electric buses delivered to São Paulo

    2018-12-14T13:41:01Z

    BRAZIL: A ceremony on December 10 marked the delivery of 15 battery electric buses to São Paulo by Chinese manufacturer BYD. Three of the buses are being tested by operator Transwolff in the south of the city as part of a pilot project which uses solar energy generated with ...

  • Route 3 will share some tracks with Route 1.
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    Test running starts on next phase of Rio tram network

    2018-12-03T14:42:19Z

    BRAZIL: Test running has started on Route 3 of the VLT Carioca tram network in Rio de Janeiro, ahead of a public opening expected later this month. Route 3 will serve 1·3 km of new alignment along Rua Visconde de Inhauma and Avenida Mal Floriano between the Candelária and ...

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    Metrotenerife supports Cuenca tram project

    2018-11-28T12:09:25Z

    ECUADOR: Pre-operation technical assistance services for the tramway now under construction in Cuenca are being provided by Tenerife tramway operator Metrotenerife, which is aiming to expand its consultancy activities around the world. As well as providing monitoring and technical assistance during the pre-operation phase, Metrotenerife will provide further support for ...

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    Guadalajara LRT Line 1 extended

    2018-11-28T06:00:00Z

    MEXICO: A 1 km, one-station extension of Guadalajara light rail Line 1 from Periférico Norte to Auditorio opened November 23, taking the line to 16·6 km with 20 stations. The former terminus at Periférico Norte has been rebuilt underground beneath a road junction, and all the stations on Line 1 ...

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    BYD to supply electric buses to Guayaquil

    2018-11-21T15:37:47Z

    ECUADOR: Bus operator Saucinc has signed a US$7·7m credit agreement with state development bank CFN to finance the purchase of 20 electric buses from BYD. Due to be delivered by March 2019, the 12 m buses will have capacity for 80 passengers and will be equipped with air-conditioning and ...

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    Santiago metro extension electrification contract awarded

    2018-11-14T10:43:04Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has awarded Colas Rail a €20m contract for the electrification of a southern extension of Santiago metro Line 2. The scope of work covers the 5·1 km underground extension and enlarged depot. The work is to take three years and Colas will provide five years ...

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    São Paulo metro Line 5 connected to rest of network

    2018-10-04T08:51:14Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo metro Line 5 was connected to the rest of the metro network on September 28 when a 2·8 km extension with three stations was inaugurated. The northeastern extension from AACD-Servidor to Chácara Klabin brings Line 5 to an interchange with Line 2, and interchange with Line ...

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    Alstom trainsets enter service on the Santiago metro

    2018-09-17T16:00:00Z

    CHILE: The first NS16 trainset entered revenue service on Santiago metro lines 2 and 5 on September 13. In March 2011 Metro de Santiago awarded Alstom a €220m contract to refurbish the 35 seven-car NS74 trainsets, but this proved too difficult owing to large quantities of asbestos. The replacement ...

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    First CAF trainset arrives in Quito

    2018-09-07T14:10:08Z

    ECUADOR: On September 6 the first of 18 metro trainsets being produced by CAF arrived to Quito. The six-car trains are being supplied to operate the city’s first metro line. CAF was awarded a contract on July 15 2016 under a US$183m agreement financed through a credit agreement between ...

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    São Paulo metro extension opens

    2018-09-05T14:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: A 1·3 km single station extension of São Paulo metro Line 5 east from Moema to AACD-Servidor opened on August 31, taking the length of the line to 16·6 km. A planned extension from AACD-Servidor to Chácara Klabin would take the line to 22·1 km.

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    Hitachi to supply Panamá City monorail trains

    2018-08-31T13:39:29Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi, Ansaldo STS and Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of vehicles and railway systems for Panamá City metro Line 3, the consortium announced on August 30. Hitachi will supply 28 six-car monorail trainsets, with Ansaldo STS to supply ...

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    Santo Domingo metro extension opens

    2018-08-21T12:50:54Z

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: President Danilo Medina opened an eastern extension of Santo Domingo metro Line 2 on August 8. Known during construction as Line 2B, the 4·6 km extension from Eduardo Brito to Concepción Bona adds four stations. Construction started in April 2014 and included the erection of a 645 ...

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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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    Santo Domingo takes delivery of more metro trains

    2018-08-01T09:28:03Z

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alstom has delivered the first two of six three-car Metropolis trainsets that it is supplying for the Santo Domingo metro Line 2B extension. In 2015 operator Opret awarded Alstom a contract to supply six additional trains for the 4·6 km, four-station eastern extension from Eduardo Brito to ...

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    Fortaleza VLT line extends

    2018-07-19T13:04:09Z

    BRAZIL: The VLT line in Fortaleza was extended east from Borges de Melo to Papicu with the opening of a 6·2 km extension on July 6, adding four stations. A further 2·3 km extension from Papicu to Iate with an intermediate station at Mucuripe is under construction. Travel ...

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    Fortaleza metro construction contract awarded

    2018-07-13T13:12:33Z

    BRAZIL: The state of Ceará has awarded Spain’s Sacyr Engineering & Infrastructure and Brazilian company Ferreira Guedes a 48-month contract to build Phase 1 of the 12·4 km East Line of the Fortaleza metro within a budget of R$1·47bn. The route from Tirol-Moura Brasil station to the depot located beyond ...

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    BYD to supply 100 electric buses to Santiago

    2018-07-04T14:18:08Z

    CHILE: BYD has signed a contract to supply 100 K9FE electric buses to Santiago public transport operator Transantiago, the manufacturer announced on July 3. The buses are being supplied in collaboration with energy distributor ENEL and are due to begin arriving in late November. ENEL and BYD had already ...

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    BYD to build monorail line in Salvador

    2018-06-13T10:39:03Z

    BRAZIL: BYD has signed an agreement to build a monorail line in Salvador. The R$2·5bn project is to be built in two phases, with work due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. The 20 km coastal route will include a section that crosses the sea en route ...