Costa Rica Railway Project will be Tender Soon

Costa Rica Railway Project will be Tender Soon
October 20, 2009 9:14 pm

Costa Rica’s transport and public works ministry will invite bids for its estimated $345m metropolitan electric train (TREM) project by the end of October.

The railway will connect capital San José to Heredia province, San Pedro and Sabana Sur. The winning firm will build, operate and maintain the rail service for 35 years.

Work will involve building two parallel railways and the supply of 16–18 electric trains capable of carrying 340 passengers each.

The state will provide nearly $100m for the project with the remainder to be provided by the state.

Interested firms reportedly include Alstom (France), CAF (Spain), Inekon Group (Czech Republic), Siemens (Germany), Bombardier (Canada), Soares da Costa (Portugal), FCC (Spain), OAS (Brazil), Capital Lending (US), Pöyry (Mexico), and a consortium of Daebon Engineering and Hyundai Rotem (South Korea).

Work on the first Heredia-San José section is expected to begin after awarding of the contract by mid-2010 and finish in 2013. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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