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Argentine gov't returns railways to private sector

Buenos Aires, Feb 12 (EFE).- Argentina's government on Wednesday re-privatized the management of most of the passenger railway lines serving the capital region, but under much stricter supervision. Two of the commuter lines in Greater Buenos Aires - Mitre and San Martin - will be operated by Roggio, one of Argentina's largest infrastructure groups and the majority shareholder in Metrovias, which manages the Buenos Aires metro.

Argentine gov't returns railways to private sector

Buenos Aires, Feb 12 (EFE).- Argentina's government on Wednesday re-privatized the management of most of the passenger railway lines serving the capital region, but under much stricter supervision. Two of the commuter lines in Greater Buenos Aires - Mitre and San Martin - will be operated by Roggio, one of Argentina's largest infrastructure groups and the majority shareholder in Metrovias, which manages the Buenos Aires metro.

Argentina signs rail-modernization agreement with China

Buenos Aires, Dec 6 (EFE).- Argentina has reached a nearly $2.5 billion deal with China to modernize the South American country's leading freight-rail network, officials said. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez and the director of China Machinery and Equipment Corporation, Zhang Chun, signed the agreement during a meeting this week at the presidential palace.

At least 80 injured in Argentina commuter train crash

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (EFE) — At least 80 people were injured early Saturday, five of them with broken bones, when a commuter train crashed through a barrier at one of the Argentine capital's busiest stations, authorities said. No one has been reported dead thus far, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said, adding that 36 people have been hospitalized.

Argentina names panel to probe deadly train crash

Buenos Aires, Jun 14 (EFE).- President Cristina Fernandez's administration has appointed a commission to investigate a railway accident that left three people dead and 315 injured, the Argentine government said Friday in the official gazette. The panel's scope "is independent of any judicial investigation initiated to determine possible (criminal) responsibilities, without prejudicing collaboration with the judiciary," said a statement signed by Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo.
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