Details have been released regarding Bogota’s proposed Metrosur or light rail network, which will run for 16.45km along Av. 68 from the commercial sector of Venice neighborhood up to the 7th street. The project will be funded with a Public-Private Partnership model (PPP), and will be paid for exclusively with private contributions.
With just under a year to go until the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympic Games opens, the first train for the city’s new Light Rail network has arrived for testing, as part of Brazil’s investment in public infrastructure ahead of the XXXI Olympiad. The first of 32 Citadis trams, built by Alstom arrived in Rio from its rail rolling stock plant in La Rochelle, France, although 27 of them will be built in a new facility in Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Feasibility studies have been approved for the proposed Bogota tram train commuter network, with the estimated US$1,050 million project aiming for a 2017 completion and expected to be funded through a public-private partnership (PPP).