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Alstom consortium to complete Cuenca LRT THE Autonomous Municipal Decentralised Government of Cuenca, Ecuador, has selected the ACTN Consortium to complete the civil works for a 10km light rail line with 27 stations in this Unesco world heritage city.
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ARGENTINA’s Ministry of Transport published a resolution in the Official Gazette of the Republic on December 29 confirming its intention to award CRRC Qingdao Sifang a $US 316.5m contract to supply 200 EMU cars for...
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TRANSMASHHOLDING (TMH) moved a step closer to entering the Argentinean rail market on December 20, when the Russian company’s local subsidiary signed an agreement with Argentinean Trains Infrastructure to lease the disused Mechita workshops in...
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PLANS for Santiago Metro’s future Line 7, announced in May 2017, were modified in December to relieve congestion on the parallel Line 1 more effectively and to better serve the eastern part of the Chilean...
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THE Brazilian city of Niterói, which is located across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro, has started a feasibility study for the construction of an 11km light rail network. The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance...
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BRAZIL’s federal government plans to start the tender process for the 1142km Ferrogrão rail project in the first quarter of 2018, leading to an auction in the second quarter. The concession will run for 65 years....
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Santiago is already home to South America’s most extensive metro, and with two new lines nearing completion and a third planned, the network is set to expand to eight lines totalling 174km. Ian Thomson Newman...
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The first high-speed railway in California and the United States is starting to take shape following ground breaking on the first section two years ago. Anitra Green reports from the headquarters of the California High...
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Despite continuing political problems, the Brazilian economy is beginning to recover after two years of recession, with a 2.4% increase in GDP predicted for 2018. As Renata Passos reports, the return to economic growth is...
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THE Autonomous Municipal Decentralised Government of Cuenca, Ecuador, has selected the ACTN Consortium to complete the civil works for a 10km light rail line with 27 stations in this Unesco world heritage city. ACTN comprises Alstom,...
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PUBLIC consultation will be conducted on December 7-22 for a Procedure for Demonstrating Interest (PMI) in the Metrofor Public Private Partnership (PPP) concession in the Brazilian state of Ceará to operate the South metro line...

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