All Latin America articles – Page 5

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    Metro Report International

    Buenos Aires suburban network gets Tetra radio


    ARGENTINA: A Tetra digital radio network has been installed on the Sarmiento, Mitre, San Martín, Belgrano Sur and Roca lines of the suburban rail network serving Buenos Aires. Indra supplied the system under a US$214m contract awarded in 2014 by federal railway operating company SOFSE. It is being used ...

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    Metro Report International

    Latest phase of Salvador metro opens


    BRAZIL: The second phase of Salvador metro Line 2 opened on May 23. The 6·2 km extension with four stations runs east from Rodoviária to Pituaçu. Test running on this section started on January 20. The initial 2·2 km section of Line 2 opened in December 2016 between Acesso ...

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    Metro Report International

    Testing begins on São Paulo metro extension


    BRAZIL: Test running on the first phase of an extension of São Paulo metro Line 5 started on May 13. Revenue service is due to begin in July on the underground eastern extension from Adolfo Pinheiro to Brooklin, with intermediate stations at Alto da Boa Vista and Borba Gato. ...

  • A loan agreement to finance the construction of a bus rapid transit route in Managua was signed on May 15.
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    Managua bus rapid transit loan signed


    NICARAGUA: A US$136m loan agreement to finance the construction of a 9·6 km bus rapid transit route on one of the busiest transport corridors in Managua was signed by Minister of Finance Iván Acosta Montalván and the European Investment Bank on May 15. Avenida Juan Pablo II is to be ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lima metro capacity expansion supervisor chosen


    PERU: A consortium of Barcelona metro operator TMB and consultancy Ayesa is to supervise the upgrade of Lima metro Line 1, under a US$6·8m three-year contract awarded by government body Ositran. TMB and Ayesa are to audit the investment plan that includes additional rolling stock, power supply and signalling ...

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    Panamá City takes delivery of more Metropolis metro cars


    PANAMA: The first three metro cars to augment the Panamá City metro Line 1 fleet arrived in the city on April 26 from Alstom’s Santa Perpetua plant in Spain. Alstom is supplying 70 Metropolis cars under a contract awarded in 2015. Five six-car trainsets will augment the current fleet, ...

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    Buenos Aires Line B power supply renewal contract


    ARGENTINA: Following an international tender, Alstom announced on April 20 that it had been awarded a €17m contract to renew the power supplies on Buenos Aires metro Line B. The 15-month project includes the design, assembly and commissioning of medium voltage ring cables and third rail power supplies, as well ...

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    Alstom completes Los Teques metro train deliveries


    VENEZUELA: Alstom delivered the last of 22 Metropolis trainsets to Los Teques on April 19. In 2011 the Consorcio Linea 2 consortium of Odebrecht and Vinccler awarded the Grupo de Empresas consortium of Alstom (61%), Colas Rail (22%) and Thales Transportation Systems (17%) a contract to supply railway systems ...

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    Metro Report International

    Santiago – Nos suburban line opens


    CHILE: President Michelle Bachelet attended the inauguration of a new suburban rail service in Santiago on March 17. The 21 km route runs south from the city’s main station at Alameda to Nos, serving 10 stations on an upgraded section of the main line to Rancagua. Services are initially ...

  • Bombardier has delivered the first trainset for Guadalajara metro Line 1.
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    Guadalajara takes delivery of first TEG-15 trainset


    MEXICO: The first of 12 trainsets that Bombardier is supplying for Guadalajara light metro Line 1 arrived in the city on March 18. It was shipped from Bombardier’s Sahagún factory on March 16, two months ahead of schedule. Bombardier announced at the start of 2016 that the Jalisco state ...

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    Second phase of Rio de Janeiro tramway opens


    BRAZIL: The second phase of the VLT Carioca tramway in Rio de Janeiro opened for trial operation on February 6. Revenue service was meant to begin a week later, but has been postponed. The initial section of Line 2 links Praça XV (Barcas) in the east with Saara, serving ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tram to link La Serena and Coquimbo


    CHILE: A public consultation is being held for the proposed construction of a tramway linking the centres of La Serena and Coquimbo. Tenders are due to be called in the second half of this year, and work could begin by the end of the year, with opening expected in 2021-22. ...

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    Metro Report International

    First phase of Santos light rail completed


    BRAZIL: São Paulo State Governor Geraldo Alckmin inaugurated two extensions of the Santos light rail line on January 31, completing the 11·5 km first stage of the city’s network. Regular passenger services began the following day. An eastern section from Bernardino to Port opened with three intermediate stops, one ...

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    Metro Report International

    First Guadalajara Line 3 train presented in Mexico


    MEXICO: The first train for the future Line 3 of the Guadalajara metro was presented to the Secretariat of Communications Transport on January 24. It had started its journey from Alstom’s factory in Barcelona in October. Alstom is supplying 18 three-car Metropolis trainsets under ...

  • The tram-train station in Puebla provides an interchange with the bus network.
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    Puebla tram-train inaugurated


    MEXICO: Ceremonies were held on January 23 to launch a tram-train service in the city of Puebla, approximately 100 km southeast of Mexico City. The inauguration celebrations were attended by President Enrique Peña Nieto, Puebla state Governor Rafael Moreno Valle and Secretary of Communications & Transportation Gerardo Ruiz Esparza. Apart ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bogotá transport funding announced


    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 ...

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    Salvador metro makes progress


    BRAZIL: Test running on the next phase of the Salvador metro started on January 20 with the departure at 08.30 of a train from Rodoviária to Pituaçu on Line 2. Revenue services on this 6·2 km section with four stations are due to begin in July. The initial 2·2 ...

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    First Toluca line train arrives in Mexico


    MEXICO: The first of 30 electric multiple-units being built for the Mexico City – Toluca suburban line arrived in the Port of Veracruz on January 19. CAF is supplying 30 five-car electric multiple-units as part of a consortium including Isolux-Corsán, AZVI and Thales. In late 2014 the Secretariat of ...

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    Siemens wins Lima metro electrification upgrade contract


    PERU: Siemens announced on January 4 that it is to provide a power supply upgrade to the first section of Lima metro Line 1. The work will be carried out without interruption to services. Electrification equipment on the 9 km between Villa El Salvador and Atocongo dates from 1995. ...

  • CAF has won follow-on orders to supply additional metro cars to existing customers in Chile and Colombia.
    Metro Report International

    Santiago and Medellín order more CAF cars


    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 ...