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    Uruguayan freight operating contract awarded

    2020-10-19T13:50:00Z

    URUGUAY: Finnish paper group UPM has awarded a consortium of Christophersen Group, Cointer Concesiones and Deutsche Bahn International Operations a 22-year contract to move up to 3 million tonnes/year of wood pulp, chemicals and fuel between its future pulp mill at Paso de los Toros and the port of Montevideo.

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    FS International completes Ferrocarril Central advisory work

    2020-08-18T06:07:00Z

    URUGUAY: FS Group has completed its six-month technical advisory contract covering work on the Ferrocarril Central upgrading project, the Italian state railway holding group said in early August. Its consulting arm FS International submitted a final report to the Ministry of Transport Public ...

  • The line’s axle load will be raised to 22·5 tonnes and the maximum speed for freight trains to 80 km/h (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Vossloh wins first contract in Uruguay

    2020-06-16T09:22:00Z

    URUGUAY: Vossloh has won its first contract from Uruguay, covering the supply of rail fastenings for the Ferrocarril Central project to modernise the 273 km route between the port of Montevideo and Paso de los Toros. Earlier this year the Durmientes de Uruguay joint venture of ...

  • The Durmientes de Uruguay joint venture of Italian company WEGH Group and Diorama has been awarded a €35m contract to supply concrete sleepers to the Vía Central consortium which is undertaking the Ferrocarril Central route modernisation.
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    Ferrocarril Central concrete sleeper contract

    2020-03-12T06:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: The Durmientes de Uruguay joint venture of Italian company WEGH Group and Diorama has been awarded a €35m contract to supply concrete sleepers to the Vía Central consortium which is undertaking the Ferrocarril Central route modernisation. The 1 435 mm gauge monoblock prestressed concrete sleepers ...

  • The first load of 18 m long 54 kg/m rail for Ferrocarril Central was delivered to Montevideo from Poland
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    FS Group gets to work in Uruguay

    2020-03-07T06:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: The Ministry of Transport Public Works has appointed Italy’s FS Group to provide it with technical advice during the Ferrocarril Central project to modernise the 273 km route between the port of Montevideo and Paso de los Toros. The upgrading project is being ...

  • A consortium of CAF Signalling and Revenga Smart Solutions has been awarded a €50m contract to supply signalling and telecoms for the Ferrocarril Central project  (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Ferrocarril Central signalling contract awarded

    2019-11-06T12:50:00Z

    URUGUAY: A consortium of CAF Signalling and Revenga Smart Solutions has been awarded a €50m contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the signalling and telecoms for the Ferrocarril Central project to modernise the 273 km route between the Port of Montevideo and Paso de los ...

  • Uruguay's Transport Minister Victor Rossi said future customers would be able to depend on the upgraded railway (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Ferrocarril Central modernisation project gets underway

    2019-06-12T12:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: Passenger services in the Montevideo area and freight services from the capital to the north are to be suspended for at least two years from June 15, following the official launch in May of the Ferrocarril Central project to modernise the 273 km Montevideo – Paso ...

  • Track renewal works on the Tres Arboles – Salto Grande line have reached Paysandú (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Track upgrading underway in Uruguay

    2019-04-03T11:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: Track renewal works on the Tres Arboles – Salto Grande line have reached Paysandú. Comsa is working on the ballasting and levelling of the track, and has begun taking delivery of turnouts from Spanish supplier Amurrio Ferrocarril y Equipos. The Tres Arboles – Piedra Sola route is to ...

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    Tacuarembó - Rivera reopens as track renewals completed

    2018-12-24T13:53:14Z

    URUGUAY: Passenger services returned to AFE’s northern route between Tacuarembó and the Brazilian border at Rivera were reinstated on December 19 following an 18-year hiatus. Passenger services on this route had operated intermittently for a number of years after 1993 but were withdrawn with effect from December 13 2000. Two ...

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    Ferrocarril Central PPP contract winner confirmed

    2018-11-27T13:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: The national court of auditors has given the go-ahead for the government to formally award the Ferrocarril Central public-private partnership contract to the Via Central consortium. The contract covers the design, financing, construction works and maintenance for 22 years of the 273 km main line running north from ...

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    Three bids for Ferrocarril Central project

    2018-06-02T06:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: The Ministry of Transport & Public Works has received three bids for the Ferrocarril Central contract. The public-private partnership deal would cover the upgrading and subsequent maintenance of the 273 km line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros. The three bids opened on May 29 were submitted ...

  • President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central project (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Ferrocarril Central PPP project launched

    2017-08-16T10:28:00Z

    URUGUAY: President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central project, a public-private partnership to upgrade the 273 km Montevideo — Paso de los Toros route. To be tendered in September, the contract will also include maintenance over ...

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    FS bids to supply wagons to Uruguay

    2017-05-12T14:02:55Z

    URUGUAY: Supply of rolling stock is one of three priority areas identified for developing co-operation between state railway AFE and FS Group of Italy. Announcing on May 12 that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with AFE in Montevideo, FS reported that its Mercitalia freight business had submitted a ...

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    Swedish railcars arrive in Montevideo

    2017-04-19T10:14:10Z

    URUGUAY: Seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars originally built for SJ of Sweden were unloaded at the port of Montevideo on April 15. National operator AFE has purchased the vehicles from rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail. With one vehicle to be used to provide spare parts, AFE is to ...

  • AFE has purchased seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars from Swedish rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail.
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    AFE buys Swedish railcars

    2016-11-12T06:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: National railway AFE has purchased seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars from Swedish rolling stock leasing and maintenance company NetRail. One is to be used to provide spare parts, while the others are to be deployed to improve services from Montevideo to 25 de Agosto. AFE also plans to ...

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    Comsa wins AFE track renewals

    2016-06-07T15:37:00Z

    URUGUAY: The Ministry of Transport & Public Works has signed a contract with Comsa which is to undertake track renewals on a 327 km section of the AFE network between Piedra Sola and Salto. Work is due to take 24 months to complete. The Mercosur trading block of South American ...

  • Baotou Steel Union Co Ltd of China has suppled 7 630 tonnes of 50 kg/m rail for track renewals on the AFE network (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Track renewals tendering launched

    2016-01-20T16:03:00Z

    URUGUAY: State railway AFE has announced that tender documentation is to be made available from January 22 for a PPP contract to undertake track renewals on the 141 km between Algorta and Fray Bentos. Tendering and execution of the work, which will enable freight trains to operate at up to ...

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    AFE to install satellite train control

    2015-12-23T09:33:00Z

    URUGUAY: State railway authority AFE has awarded a contract for the introduction of a satellite-based train control system, which is due to be rolled out across 1 600 route-km over the next four years. Under the contract signed on December 21 by AFE President Wilfredo Rodriguez and Minister of Transport ...

  • Refurbished ČKD Class 740 locomotive supplied to Corporación Ferroviaria del Uruguay by Loko Trans Slovakia.
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    Locomotive delivered for Uruguayan upgrade

    2015-06-03T05:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: Infrastructure company Corporación Ferroviaria del Uruguay has taken delivery of a refurbished ČKD Class 740 diesel-electric locomotive supplied by rolling stock repair and freight transport company Loko Trans Slovakia. The locomotive was delivered to the Port of Montevideo on May 24, and is to be deployed on works ...

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    Posadas - Encarnación passenger service restored

    2015-01-30T10:24:00Z

    SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina’s Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo has described as ‘a success’ the passenger service introduced between Posadas and Encarnación in Paraguay. On January 29 he reported that the service had carried over 100 000 passengers since its introduction on December 31 2014. The service is ...