Central/South America

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.
Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:19

Alstom ships extra trains for Lima Line 1

ALSTOM has begun delivery of an additional batch of 139 Metropolis 9000 metro cars for Lima metro.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:49

Roca Line electric services reach La Plata

ELECTRIC services on Buenos Aires’ suburban Roca Line were finally extended to the state capital La Plata on October 18 following the completion of electrification works on the 9.6km branch…
Friday, 29 September 2017 08:19

Buenos Aires RER rolling stock tender launched

ARGENTINA’s Ministry of Transport has launched an international tender for a contract to supply 1500 EMU cars for the Buenos Aires RER network, which will bring high-frequency services to suburban…
Friday, 22 September 2017 11:24

Costa Rica’s Incofer to order new trains

COSTA Rica’s national railway Incofer has announced it plans to order eight new passenger trains before the end the year.
Friday, 22 September 2017 09:15

TMH to supply 28 DMUs to Cuban Railways

TRANSMASHHOLDING, Russia, announced on September 21 that it has signed a contract with Cuban import agency Tradex for 28 four-car DMUs for Cuban Union Railways (UFC).
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.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:00

Salvador metro Line 2 reaches Mussurunga

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…
Friday, 08 September 2017 04:16

São Paulo adds three stations to metro Line 5

SÃO Paulo Metro opened a 2.8km northeastern extension of Line 5 on September 6, adding three new stations to the city’s steadily expanding metro network.
PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) has finally signed a Reais 316.7m ($US 101.6m) contract with a consortium of CRRC Sifang and Brazilian company Temoinsa to supply eight eight-car trains for…
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