Latin America - Articles and news items

Quito Metro signs agreement for the supply of 18 six-car trains

Industry news  •  18 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Rolling stock manufacturer CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) will supply 18 units for the Quito Metro following a signing between the Government of Spain and the Ecuador Ministry of Finance, allowing rolling stock funding to go ahead.

The importance of public transport in Latin America

Issue 2 2016  •  3 May 2016  •  Eleonora Pazos, Head of the Latin America Division, UITP

A quick walk through the centre of any large Latin American city will be enough to establish who rules the urban space. While approximately 100 million cars (one for every five people) are used on a daily basis, public transport has been losing ground each year. Users frequently experience inadequate public transport operations with often overcrowded systems, resulting in extremely poor quality services. However, public transport remains an important mobility alternative for millions of citizens…

Metro de Panama orders 70 extra metro cars for Line 1

Industry news  •  22 December 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Metro de Panama SA has awarded an Alstom consortium consisting of Thales, Sofratesa, CIM and TSO a contract to supply 70 additional metro cars for Line 1 of Panama Metro. Alstom will supply 70 new metro cars for the Panama Metro Line 1 in a contract worth €130 million. In addition Alstom will update the […]

CAF delivers first metro trainset for Santiago

Industry news  •  2 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

CAF the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer has completed the first metro trainset in a contract for the delivery of 185 cars bound for Santiago, Chile…

Scania reveals ‘Mega Bus’ for Bus Rapid Transit

Industry news  •  14 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Scania has revealed its ‘Mega Bus’ for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as part of a drive to develop sustainable and cost-effective transport. The new vehicle, designed specifically for the Latin American Bus Rapid Transit market, is a 28-metre bi-articulated bus with a passenger capacity of up to 270 people. Scania believes the bus is the […]

Alstom to supply the country’s first tramway system to the city of Cuenca

Industry news  •  2 July 2013  •  Alstom

Alstom was awarded a contract by the city of Cuenca to supply 14 Citadis trams…

Bombardier inaugurates advanced monorail vehicle manufacturing site in Brazil

Industry news  •  13 April 2012  •  Bombardier

Site expands local manufacturing capability of sustainable mass transit solutions…

OTN Systems Installs New Metro Project in Lima (Peru)

Industry news  •  9 November 2011  •  OTN Systems

OTN Systems, will install a fiber optic backbone for the Tren Urbano metro line in Lima, thereby gaining entry in the Peruvian market…

CAF is awarded the Sao Paulo Metro project

Industry news  •  21 July 2011  •  CAF

26 trains, each with 6 cars, from CAF to run on the extension of Lila Line 5 on the city’s metropolitan system…

19 Metropolis trainsets for the Lima metro

Industry news  •  28 April 2011  •  Alstom

Alstom has been awarded a contract totalling €130 million for the supply of 19 Metropolis trainsets to the city of Lima, Peru…

Fresh air when standing

Industry news  •  4 April 2011  •  Nowak & Schweickhardt Marketingkommunikation GmbH

Spheros Climatização do Brasil SA, has launched the CityVent, a new product targeted at cost-sensitive city bus operations in Latin America…

The line 3 of Mexico City’s bus network opens his gates with Thales’s ticketing solution

Industry news  •  17 March 2011  •  Thales Group

The Thales’s ticketing solution for line 3 Metrobus of the bus network in Mexico City is now operational…

Transport: Thales wins two contracts in Latin America

Industry news  •  15 February 2011  •  Thales Group

Thales has been selected on the occasion of the construction of two new Metro lines in Latin America, at Panama City and Santo Domingo…