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Costa Rica news highlights to start your Thursday
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Costa Rica news highlights to start your Thursday

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 10, 2020

Happy Thursday from The Tico Times! We hope you're having a great morning. Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica.…

Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train
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Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 5, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency and the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) on Monday provided further details about an ambitious electric train network meant to revolutionize transport in…

Costa Rica says it’s the first country in the region with nationwide electric vehicle charging grid
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Costa Rica says it’s the first country in the region with nationwide electric vehicle charging grid

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 27, 2020

Costa Rica has more than 100 electric car charging stations within its national territory, according to First Lady Claudia Dobles, making the Central American country the first…

Costa Rica takes first steps to rebuild railroad to the Pacific
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Costa Rica takes first steps to rebuild railroad to the Pacific

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 26, 2019

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, railroads served a major role in Costa Rica's development as a country. Costa Rica hopes to "return to the rail…

TBT: Costa Rica’s Pacific Railroad in Puntarenas
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: Costa Rica’s Pacific Railroad in Puntarenas

The Tico Times - October 17, 2019

Costa Rica's Pacific Railroad (Ferrocarril al Pacifico) provided an important link between the capital of San José and Puntarenas, one of the country's most important port cities.…

Costa Rica takes steps to modernize, expand trains in Caribbean
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Costa Rica takes steps to modernize, expand trains in Caribbean

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 6, 2019

Casa Presidencial announced Thursday that it has awarded a $595,900 contract to a Spanish-Mexican consortium to explore the technical, economic, social and environmental feasibility of the Limon…

A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train
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Maeology
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A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train

Katherine Stanley - September 24, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica is for lovers - the affectionate language of daily life Considering how much I love the idea of trains in general, and San José’s…

Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system
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Climate Change
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Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system

The Tico Times - June 8, 2016

Costa Rica’s publicly-owned rail company has been given the green light to contract with private companies to create an electric rail system that the government hopes will…

10 ways life in Costa Rica has been transformed, and you didn’t even notice
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Expat Living
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10 ways life in Costa Rica has been transformed, and you didn’t even notice

Theo Mills - January 3, 2015

Over the last five years, Costa Rica has been transformed in some small ways we now take for granted. Living here will never be the same again.…

Costa Rica offers new delights for railroad buffs
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica offers new delights for railroad buffs

Mitzi Stark - August 12, 2014

Maybe it's the ubiquitous traffic jams on the streets and highways that make us long for a more comfortable way to go. Maybe it's our vision of ultramodern high-speed…