Guatemala Plans Train to Antigua

The Government is working to put out to tender the construction of a railway connecting the capital with the city of Antigua.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

With an estimated investment of $50 to $60 million, the train would connect Aurora International Airport with the city of Antigua in 12 minutes, covering about 22 linear km.

Vice President Rafael Espada said that they are in talks with the private sector for implementation.

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Guatemala: Metro Rail to Cost $770 million

October 2016

A feasibility study indicates an estimated cost of $770 million for building a Metro that will loop through 20 kilometers between the North and South of the capital city, a project which will be put out to tender in 2017.

The project, whose feasibility study was commissioned with the Spanish company IDOM Ingeniería y Consultoría, consists of building a light railway which will extend for 20 kilometers and will have 20 stations. The trains will run from South Centra in Villa Nueva, to Centra Norte, within the limits of zones 17 and 18.  

Costa Rica: Feasibility of Metropolitan Electric Train

April 2014

The feasibility study which determines that the electric train in the greater metropolitan area is viable was carried out by a Spanish company, and paid for by the Spanish government as part of the marketing efforts made by railway companies, also of the same nationality.

According to the Spanish firm Ineco, a global consultant on transport engineering, the construction of an electric railway connecting the cities of Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago and San José, is viable.

Panama and Japan Study New Loan For Railway

May 2013

Studies are being carried out on the viability of a Japanese loan to finance a railway connecting the western zone with the Panamanian capital.

From a press release issued by the Presidency of Panama:

The President of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli received, on the morning of May 2, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, who desribed the progress that Panama has made in terms of the economy and the Canal expansion, a very important issue for Japan which is already one of the 4 most frequent users of the waterway.

Railway Project in El Salvador

February 2013

Through means of a concession or a private public partnership, the new transport system for passengers and cargo train requires an investment of $650 million.

Elmundo.com.sv reports that "The Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) has signed an agreement with the Spanish company Tramrail to conduct the studies for feasibility, and social, economic and environmental impact for a rail system.

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