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Odebrecht pulls out of Quito metro consortium THE mayor of Quito Mr Mauricio Rodas announced on May 3 that international lenders have accepted changes to the contracting structure for the Quito metro project after Brazilian construction company Odebrecht pulled out of the consortium building the line.
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THE proposal to build a transcontinental railway linking Brazil and Peru - the Bi-oceanic Railway - has hit a stumbling block on the choice of the best route through Peru.This was reported by Mr Dino...
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WHILE the northern section of Brazil’s North-South Railway (FNS) from Açailândia to Barcarena struggles to get off the drawing board, the northern state of Pará is moving ahead with plans for the 1316km Paraense Railway...
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PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) says it expects to launch commercial operations on São Paulo suburban Line 13 (Jade) between Safira station on Line 12 and Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil’s busiest airport, in the first...
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LIMITED operation began on the first completed strech of Fortaleza’s diesel-operated light rail Purple Line on July 25, when the governor of the Brazilian state of Cerará Mr Camilo Santana joined local residents for a...
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REGULAR passenger services between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata resumed on July 3 following a two-year hiatus. Argentinean Trains is now operating a daily service, which departs from Constitución station in Buenos Aires at 15.13,...
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SANTIAGO Metro has revealed the alignment and station locations for the Chilean capital’s seventh metro line, which will relieve the congested central section of Line 1. The $US 2.53bn Line 7 will connect the districts of...
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THE Brazilian government has confirmed that it will open bidding for a new sub-concession for the south-central section of the North-South Railway (FNS) in early 2018 with public hearings for possible bidders beginning at the...
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THE government of São Paulo has postponed bidding for the public-private partnership (PPP) concession to operate lines 5 and 17 of the Brazilian city’s metro network from July 4 until September 28.São Paulo’s governor Mr...
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ARGENTINA’s transport minister Mr Guillermo Dietrich and the chief of government of Buenos Aires Mr Rodríguez Larreta officially launched construction on a project to elevate part of the city’s San Martín Line on June 8. The...
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BRAZILIAN mining company Vale and GE Transportation announced on June 5, an agreement to install GE’s Trip Optimizer on 114 Vale locomotives across Brazil. The automated system, which records data, analyses route topology and conditions, and...

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