Home Tags Incofer

Tag: incofer

Incofer Unveils Look of New Commuter Train

The Incofer, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarril - the national railway - unveiled the look of the new commuter trains that will sometime in the future be rolling the tracks of the greater metropolitan area. The look is completely different from the current cars and...

The Incofer Will Not Increase Rates Until It Improves Train Service

With good sense, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) Costa Rican Railway - admitted it will not request a fare increase in train services until it improves quality for the benefit of users. The first step planned by the railway is the contracting of an...

In 3 Months, 47 Train Level Crossings Damage, 9 Destroyed

It's been three months since the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) - transport ministry - began installing train level crossings in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose. And it's been three months that drivers have had a new target to...

Passengers risk their lives every day when they travel the train

Dangling from the doors, risking their lives, is a common every was to travel on the 'tren urbano' (commuter train) in Costa Rica. Some users even ride in the space between two moving cars because the train is completely full. The worst of the cases...

Just imagine for a second…

Rico's TICO BULL - On the social media, the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), the folks who daily try to solve our traffic problems, but alas have their hands tied by drivers in Costa Rica who neither respect the rules of the...

Costa Rica To Buy Trains From China

The national railway, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER), awarded to China's CRRC Qingdao Sifang the contract to supply eight two-car diesel multiple-units for use on commuter train services in the San José Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). The announcement to buy the 8 new train...

Transito To Give Advice To Drivers and Pedestrians To Avoid Accidents With The Train

The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) has come out with a public campaign giving advice to drivers to avoid accidents at the 23 train level crossings that bars and lights were recently installed. The traffic police have also posted officials at the various points, one...

Couple Killed, One Injured in Freak Morning Accident When A Flat Train Car Breaks Off Locomotive

A freak morning accident in San Rafael de Alajuela resulted in two dead when a train flat car breaks off from the locomotive, hits and drags a small passenger vehicle. A third person, a pedestrian, is in hospital in serious condition. The flat train car...

He Forgot!

A serious forgetfulness of on the part of a train conductor is believed to be the cause of the head-on crash between two trains Monday evening, in Santa Rosa de Santo Domingo de Heredia, which left 100 people injured. According to preliminary investigation, Elizabeth Briceño,...

Two Trains With 400 People Collide Head-On in Heredia

Two seriously injured and more than 100 with cuts and bruises among other injuries is the preliminary count of the frontal collision between two commuter trains with 400 people, on Monday afternoon, in Santa Rosa de Santo Domingo, Heredia. The crash occurred minutes before 6:00...

San Jose Train Collision Leaves 20 Injured

Trains are not like cars. They don't brake like cars. They shouldn't be driven like a car. Yet, a collision between two trains left 20 injured Monday morning in the are of the area of the former Consejo Nacional de Producción (CNP) and the...

Just Dumb. Plain Stupid, Dumb.

Daily we have reports of incidents betwen the commuter train and vehicles and people on the trains tracks. But, the following takes the cake, two drivers completely disrespecting the railway tracks. From the video, it appears the drivers use active train tracks to park. Where's the...

San Jose GAM To Get Railway Signals

With the objective of reducing the great number of accidents, many with fatalities, involvingt he commuter train, after a long process, a US$7 million contract to install traffic lights and train warning signals and points on 91 railway crossings in the Greater Metropolitan Area...

Train of Idiots!

What has become almost a daily occurrence, a collision with the commuter train caused tremendous congestion this Thursday morning in San Franciso (downtown) Heredia. The collision also delayed the Alajuela - Heredia train service. In this incident, the collision involved two taxis, a bus, and the...

Electric Light Rail Could Revolutionize Costa Rica Public Transport

Q COSTA RICA - The concept of an electric light rail system - dubbed 'Tren-GAM'- would be the most efficient way to improve public transport in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), taking into account factors such quality of service, passenger volume and cost. An elevated...

Four Countries Show Interest In Investing In A Passenger Electric Train in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - State entities from Spain, China, Switzerland and Italy are said to be interested in investing in an electric passenger train in Costa Rica. The electric train would operate the routes currently covered by Costa Rica;s railway, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles...

Mechanical Malfunction Blame For Eearly Morning Train Derailment In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - Hey, watch out there's a train on the road! A mechanical malfunction is being blamed for the last car of the four car urban train from San Jose to Pavas leaving the tracks, rolling on the asphalt pavement for more...

Commuter Train Does Not Have The Capacity

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / The plan was great. The government told us, "take the train" as a measure to lessen the road congestion caused by the partial closure of two lanes of the 'platina' bridge on the autopista General Cañas. But, as authorities and...

Urban Train Left Without Conductor With The Resignation Of Guillermo Santana

(QCostarica) As of this morning, the urban train of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) has no conductor, following the resignation of Guillermo Santana over the weekend. Santana cited personal reasons for stepping down as president of the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer). Santana has been...

Costa Rica Railway to Buy Trains for US$30 million

QCR - Although the funds are not yet available, nor is there legislative authority to borrow, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) - the Costa Rica's railway - has announced that it intends to purcahse 8 trains. The purchase would be made with in Europe...

The Goverment Puts On A Big Show, But Train To Alajuela Won’t Be Running Anytime Soon

QCOSTARICA - Despite the "big show" on Monday by President Luis Guillermo Solis, members of his cabinet, legislators of the different parties and the mayor of Alajuela, Roberto Thompson, train service to Alajuela is not going to happen as was planned for in the...

106 Suffered Injuries In Friday Morning Head-On Train Crash, Five in “Serious” Condition

QCOSTARICA - A total of 245 people were affected by the head-on collision between two commuter trains on the San Jose - Pavas line this morning, with 106 people suffering injuries, five of which were serious, the rest with scrapes, cuts and bruises. Among the...

BREAKING: Pavas Trains Crash Head On, 80 Injured

QCOSTARICA - Two commuter trains travelling on the single track in the area of Sabana Sur, collided head on, sending more than 80 people to hospital. At least three were taken to hospital in "serious" condition, according to the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) responding to...

After Nearly 10 Years of Operation, Commuter Train Does Not Solve San Jose Traffic Congestion

(QCOSTARICA) Every day traffic congestion in and around San Jose gets worse, robbing people of minutes and hours of their lives and burning expensive gasoline while sitting in their cars in traffic. Even worse on any major route where there is a bridge. In October...

Train Level Crossings Promised For Next Year

(QCOSTARICA) Next year, 2016, the Greater Metrolopitan Area of San Jose (GAM) will have train level crossings, says Diego Rugama, of the Traffic Department of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (Departamento de Semáforos del Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes - MOPT). The...

Residents of San Joaquin, Heredia Use Ingenuity To Be Able To Use Their Garages, Despite The Train Tracks

QCOSTARICA - The extension of commuter service from Heredia to Alajuela is part of the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER) plan to move more people daily by train. However, for a number of residents of San Joaquin, west of Heredia Centro, the track has become...

Urban Train Service To Alajuela Centre Has To Wait, Says INCOFER Chief

QCOSTARICA - The urban train service to Alajuela Centre (Centro in Spanish) is currently derailed due to lack of funds by the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (NCOFER) - the Costa Rican railway. The Institution depends on the approval of a bill that is currently in...

TRENDING - 10 MOST POPULAR

LATEST