Brazil

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.
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.
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…
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…
THE government of the Brazilian state of Paraná held an event in São Paulo on November 28 during which it presented plans for a new freight railway that will improve…
FIVE of Brazil’s rail freight concessions are set to be renewed in 2018, and this is expected to generate investments of Reais 25bn ($US 7.6bn) in railway infrastructure up to…
BRASILIA metro has completed the installation of a solar power plant at Guariroba station on the Green Line with the capacity to generate up to 288MWh of electricity per year,…
BRAZILIAN rail freight and logistics operator Rumo has signed an agreement with GE Transportation for the installation of GE’s Trip Optimizer energy management system on its locomotive fleet.
BRAZIL will launch public consultation on September 29 for Ferrogrão, a 1142km railway linking the grain-producing region of the mid-west with the Tapajós River, a major tributary of the Amazon.
THE Brazilian city of Salvador extended its metro network to 29km on September 11, when the governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, joined passengers for an…
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