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Colombia - Seventh Railway Project (English)

The project has been divided into two tranches, with most items under the second tranche dependent upon potential traffic. The first tranche consists of: (a) rehabilitation of about 428 km of track; (b) acquisition of four, high-horsepower, diesel locomotives, and related spare parts and 100 wagons; (c) rehabilitation of 139 diesel locomotives, 1,410 freight cars and reconstitution of the stock of locomotive spares; (d) rehabilitation and upgrading of workshops; (e) rehabilitation of freight-handling equipment and purchase of forklift trucks, cranes and parts and equipment for signalling and telecommunications; and (f) technical assistance to study: (i) Bogota-Buenaventura Corridor; (ii) line capacity; (iii) signalling and telecommunications; (iv) tariff structure, cost accounting, financial planning, inventory control and statistical reporting; (v) locomotive repair and scrapping program; (vi) a traffic demand model; (vii) reduction of operating costs; and (viii) training of CNR's technical staff. The second tranche comprises: (a) rehabilitation of another 83 km of track; (b) purchase of 4 additional locomotives and 100 wagons including related spare parts; and (c) signalling and telecommunications equipment.

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Colombia - Seventh Railway Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/696701468240889486/Colombia-Seventh-Railway-Project