Central/South America

CHILE’s Antofagasta Railway (FCAB) has awarded GE Transportation a contract to supply five C23EMP single-cab ac/dc diesel-electric locomotives for delivery in 2019. The deal, the first between the two partners,…
BRAZIL’s Investment Partnership Programme (PPI) Council confirmed on July 6 the inclusion of two new railways in the government's concessions programme: the Rio - Vitoria line and the northern section…
THE Brazilian state of Ceará has awarded Spanish company Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure and Brazilian construction company Ferrera Guedes a contract worth Reais 1.47bn ($US 382m) to build Phase 1…
THE Brazilian government announced on July 3 that Vale and MRS Logistics will invest in the construction of two new railways in exchange for the early renewal of other concessions…
THE government of the state of Mato Grosso in the centre-west region of Brazil has announced a tender to resume the light rail project in Cuiabá, which was originally due…
SÃO Paulo commuter rail operator Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) has awarded Korea's Hyundai Rotem with a Won 80bn ($USD 71.6m) contract for rolling stock maintenance.
SÃO Paulo Metro (CMSP) will retrofit 88 platform screen doors in 36 of the Brazilian city’s busiest stations on the Blue, Green and Red lines, with the tender expected to…
THE interurban passenger line under construction between Mexico City and Toluca has reached a milestone with the first of two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) breaking through the 4.7km long twin-bore…
TWO new lines and the extension of another, announced by Chilean president Sebastian Piñera in his June 1 address to the nation, are set to almost double Santiago´s metro, already…
SEVERAL groups are believed to be bidding for the 12-year concession to operate the Buenos Aires metro, with the winner expected to take over the metro on January 1 2019…
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