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From Rail Journal:

http://www.railjournal.com/index.ph...pletes-mariel-port-rail-link.html?channel=542

Cuba completes Mariel port rail link
Thursday, July 03, 2014



CUBA completed construction of its first new railway for more than two decades on July 1 with the opening of the 65km link between Havana and the port of Mariel, which provides access to a new container terminal.

The line uses parts of an abandoned railway between Havana and Guanajay and a new alignment between Guanajay and Mariel. The railway is double-track throughout and includes a link from Guanajay to Artemisa, where it joins the Havana – Pinar de Rio main line.

At Havana the line joins the existing network at Almendares station. The new container terminal at Mariel will replace existing facilities in Havana, which will release land in the capital for redevelopment.

The port of Mariel has recently been developed in a joint venture with Odebrecht, Brazil, and in addition to the construction of new intermodal facilities this includes the establishment of a free trade zone.

The new line will be officially inaugurated on July 26, which is a national holiday in Cuba, although trains have already begun running. A passenger service operates over the line, primarily to carry dock workers from Havana to Mariel, although the new line will also help to improve passenger services in Artemisa province. It is expected that the new Russian DMUs currently being delivered to Cuba will be used for these services.

Cuban Railways hope to increase container movements by rail significantly as the port of Havana suffers from insufficient capacity at present and this situation should improve with the new terminal, which will have capacity to handle 1 million TEUs per year, compared with just 350,000 TEUs at Havana
 

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From Railway Gazette:

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Evraz supplying rails to Cuba
18 Feb 2015

CUBA: Evraz ZSMK is delivering 4 500 tonnes of 25 m and 12 m R50-N rails to Cuba until the end of February.

A contract was signed in December with Empresa Proveedora General del Transporte. The rails are being produced at the steelmaker’s Novokuznetsk plant in Russia and will be used in a modernisation programme for the Cuban national rail network.

Earlier this year EVRAZ supplied about 1 000 tonnes of rails to the Toshkent metro in Uzbekistan
 

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Let's see how the do with out the more than $12 billion (only oil gift) that the get out of the Venezuelan people.

And don't worry we will do it way better and bigger when we get over this communist corrupt dictatorship and over those Cuban.
 

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From Railway Gazette:

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Cuba begins Havana station reconstruction
Tuesday, June 30, 2015



CUBAN Railways (UFC) closed its Havana Central station on June 24 for the start of a three-year rebuilding and renovation project, which will include the construction of additional platforms

All passenger traffic has been moved to the adjacent Coubre yard, where a former bus terminal has been converted into a temporary station.

Other major stations including Santa Clara and Camagüey are also being rebuilt as part of a programme to improve and expand Cuba's railway infrastructure

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Let's see how the do with out the more than $12 billion (only oil gift) that the get out of the Venezuelan people.

And don't worry we will do it way better and bigger when we get over this communist corrupt dictatorship and over those Cuban worms.
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