AUGUST 6 saw the opening of the second stage of Brazil’s Ferronorte Railway, adding 120 km from Chapadao do Sul to Alto Taquari in Mato Grosso state. Services began on the first 310 km from Aparecida do Taboado in Mato Grosso do Sul at the end of May, following completion of the 3·7 km road/rail bridge over the Paran