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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...

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...

Crash No. 20 So Far This Year Between The Train and Vehicles

QCOSTARICA - And again, the commuter train and a vehicle collide, this latest Wednesday morning, in Concepción de La Unión, en Tres Ríos. The total so far this year is 20 crashes between locomotives and vehicles - almost 2 per week. So far this year two...

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...

The Commuter Train Surprises Alajuelenses

(QCOSTARICA) On Wednesday many Alajuelenses (residents of Alajuela) were surprised to hear the blowing whistle of the commuter train that will soon be part of their daily lives. The railway  - Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) - yesterday conducted a test from downtown Heredia to...

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...


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