Vale Implements Robotic Maintenance Technology For Wagons In Brazil

The Carajas Railroad (EFC), operated by Vale in Brazil, stretches some 892 km and connects the largest open pit iron ore mine in the world, in Carajás, south-eastern Pará, to the Ponta da Madeira...

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Alstom’s Rio Tram Welcomed the 2016 Paralympics Games Athletes

Alstom’s Rio tramway welcomed the Paralympics athletes that will compete at Rio Paralympics games in Brazil, which started on 7 September. The tramway line, which was inaugurated on June 5th,...

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Uruguay government to contracts ART to modernise the country’s rail system

On 27 April, the Uruguayan Government announced that it has initiated a modernisation project, which will result in an overhaul of the entire rail traffic control structure that crosses the geographic...

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Quito metro construction begins

The new 22.5km Quito metro in Ecuador, extending from Quitumbe to El Labrador, is to  have 15 stations. A commercial speed of 37km/h will result in journey times of 34 minutes. Around 369,000...

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Costa Rica rail plans for San José

President of Costa Rica rail authority Incofer has announced the allocation of $US6.58 million from the 2016 budget for planning. He told a parliamentary committee that Incofer is planning to...

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Quito metro

The complete subway system in Quito, Ecuador, was estimated to cost $US2 billion. Phase I, completed in April 2015, included the La Magdalena and El Labrador stations. Estimated at $US1.5 billion,...

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Alstom Tram Test Track

Alstom reports that its new €15 million Citadis tram factory at Taubaté in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, is now equipped with a test track for the performing of static and dynamic tests on trams...

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Panama Metro Line 2

Alstom, leader of a consortium with CIM, Sofratesa, Thales and TSO, has been awarded a contract to equip Panama’s 21km elevated metro Line 2, including 16 stations. Alstom’s share of the contract...

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One Of The Busiest In The West

The Brazilian port at Tubarao has the largest iron ore export terminal in the world. Trains of 330 wagons serve the Estrada de Ferro Vitoria-Minas (EFVM), a 904km railway from Belo Horizonte. One of...

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Cuba Orders Russian Wagons

On 15 September, the foreign trade agency of the Cuban ministry of transport signed a contract with Russia’s RM Rail in terms of which 363 new goods wagons are to be supplied to Ferrocarriles de Cuba...

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