All Latin America articles – Page 4

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    Metro Report International

    BYD to build monorail line in Salvador


    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Revenue services begin on São Paulo airport line


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM began operating revenue services on Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport on June 4. Trial operations had started on March 31. The 12·2 km route runs between the airport and Engenheiro Goulart, where interchange is provided with Line 12, serving one intermediate station. The ...

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    Buenos Aires Line H extension opens


    ARGENTINA: A northern extension of Buenos Aires metro Line H was inaugurated on May 17. The line now reaches Julieta Lanteri-Facultad de Derecho. The 800 m extension from the previous terminus of Las Heras adds one station, which has step-free access. Line H is now 8·2 km long with ...

  • Mechan is to supply 20 lifting jacks, four turntables and 40 vehicle stands for Panamá City metro Line 2.
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    Panamá metro depot equipment delivery


    PANAMA: Depot equipment specialist Mechan is preparing to ship its first order for the the Americas, comprising 20 lifting jacks of 12 tonne capacity, four turntables and 40 vehicle stands for the depot which is being built in the Nuevo Tocumen area of Panamá City as part of the metro ...

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    Metro Report International

    Salvador metro reaches airport


    BRAZIL: A 3·5 km extension of Salvador metro Line 2 was inaugurated on April 26, connecting the city’s airport to the metro network. Work on the one-stop extension from Mussurunga started in August 2016. The east-west Line 2 opened in December 2016 and was extended in May 2017 and ...

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    Metro Report International

    São Paulo Line 15 extended


    BRAZIL: An extension of São Paulo metro Line 15 opened on April 6, adding four stations to the monorail line. The extension from Oratório to Vila União is initially operating on weekdays between 10.00 and 15.00. Due to be completed in 2021, Line 15 would run for 26·6 ...

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    Metro Report International

    First Panamá City metro Line 2 train shipped


    PANAMA: Alstom shipped the first train for Panamá City metro Line 2 from its Santa Perpètua de Mogoda factory near Barcelona on March 28. Due to open next year, the 21 km Line 2 is being built by the Línea 2 consortium of FCC and Odebrecht. Alstom is supplying ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ticket vending machines for Santiago


    CHILE: SICE and software partner GMV are supplying a total of 80 standard and 150 compact customised ticket vending machines for Santiago metro Line 6 which opened last November and the future Line 3 which is scheduled to open at the end of this year. The TVMs are being used ...

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    Metro Report International

    Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP


    ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances Luis Caputo explained that a PPP would allow the government to pay off ...

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    Metro Report International

    São Paulo metro Line 5 extension opens


    BRAZIL: A short extension of São Paulo metro Line 5 opened on March 2. The new 2·9 km section runs northeast from Brooklin to Eucaliptos. An intermediate station is due to open at Campo Bello to provide interchange with Line 17, which is scheduled to open next year. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stadler to supply light rail vehicles to Cochabamba


    BOLIVIA: Stadler signed a contract on February 26 to supply 12 light rail vehicles to a light rail network being developed in Cochabamba. Deliveries are due to begin in August 2019 and Stadler is to provide three years of maintenance. Local media reports suggest that the Metelitsa model will ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tendering starts for Buenos Aires metro concession


    ARGENTINA: Tendering for a 12-year concession to operate and maintain the Buenos Aires metro network has been launched by the city government. Due to start on January 1 2019, the new contract is being tendered by metro authority SBASE, which will be responsible for setting service levels and fares. As ...

  • Alstom is supplying a fleet of 14 Citadis 302 low-floor cars for the Cuenca tramway.
    Metro Report International

    ACTN consortium to complete Cuenca tramway works


    ECUADOR: A consortium of Alstom, Compagnie International de Maintenance and the NGE Group joint venture of NGE Contracting and TSO has been selected to complete the civil works on the starter light rail line in Cuenca. Planning for a modern tramway in the mountainous southern city began in 2011 with ...

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    Metro Report International

    First driverless metro line in Santiago inaugurated


    CHILE: President Michelle Bachelet opened the first driverless metro line in Santiago on November 2. Line 6 links Cerrillos to Los Leones on a 15·3 km underground alignment, serving 10 stations. Interchanges are provided with metro lines 1, 2 and 5, as well as the future Line 3 and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Rio de Janeiro tram extension opens


    BRAZIL: A 1·9 km extension of the VLT Carioca tram network in Rio de Janeiro opened on October 21 between Gamboa/Pereira Reis junction and Saara. The extension includes a 350 m tunnel and takes Line 2 to 9·7 km with 12 stops. A two-stop extension is planned from Praia ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cities pledge to buy zero-emission buses


    INTERNATIONAL: The mayors of 12 cities pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 when they signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration on October 23. The leaders of London, Paris, København, Barcelona, Milano, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Mexico City, Quito, Auckland and Cape Town ‘envision a future where walking, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Salvador metro Line 2 extends east


    BRAZIL: Bahia Governor Rui Costa opened the latest phase of the Salvador metro on September 11. The 7·5 km extension of Line 2 takes the route east from Pituaçu to Mussurunga, adding four stations. Line 2 opened in December 2016 and was extended May 2017. The east-west line is ...

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    Metro Report International

    CRRC to supply commuter EMUs to São Paulo


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM signed a contract on September 1 for CRRC Sifang to supply eight eight-car electric multiple-units for use on the future Line 13. Deliveries are due to begin in 2019. To be based on CRRC’s Type A metro train design, each 1 600 mm ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mexico City studies airport rail link


    MEXICO: Metro operator STC has begun tendering for studies of an express rail link to Mexico City’s new airport, which will include defining route options to make the best use of existing rights-of-way and minimise disruption to the urban fabric. The preferred bidder will also consider the civil engineering and ...

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    São Paulo suburban EMU on test


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM has started testing the first Class 9500 electric multiple-units that Hyundai Rotem is supplying. CPTM awarded Hyundai Rotem a R$788m contract in 2013 to supply 30 eight-car EMUs. A contract was awarded to CAF at the same time for a further 35 sets. ...