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This is how the new Incofer trains travel from China (photos)

QCOSTARICA - The new Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) trains purchased by the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) are expected to arrive in the country in a matter of days. On Thursday, the Incofer published a series of images showing the units loaded onto a cargo...

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...

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...

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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 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...

“Strange Packages” Found On Alajuela Rail Line

QCOSTARICA - Found on the railway line to Alajuela (from San Jose), suspected of being placed there awaiting the passage of the train carrying President Luis Guillermo Soli and his cabinet, were "strange packages". Security Minister, Gustavo Mata, confirmed the packages were located on the...

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...

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