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Bolivian city building light rail

In the Bolivian city of Cochabamba a 45.5km interurban light rail system with 43 stops has been approved, linking the city with Suticollo (Green Line, 27.1km), El Castillo (Yellow Line, 9.8km) and San Simon University (Red Line, 5.2km).

Swiss and German banks are backing the USD 504M project, and in 2016 a contract was signed with a consortium formed by Spanish construction company JOCA and the Swiss Molinari Rail to build the line by 2020. Construction work started in January 2018. 71 200 passengers/day are expected.

Infrastructure equipment and rolling stock will be supplied from Switzerland. On 26 February it was announced that Stadler would supply 12 partly low-floor LRVs, with delivery from August 2019, and three years of maintenance. The three-section cars will carry 208 passengers and run at up to 80 km/h.

10 March 2018

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