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Costa Rica testing new trains, preparing for April debut
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Costa Rica testing new trains, preparing for April debut

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 2, 2021

Residents of the Greater Metropolitan Area may have noticed a new addition to Costa Rica's public-transportation sector this week. The Costa Rican Railway Institute (INCOFER) is testing…

Electric vehicle adoption rate in Costa Rica remains low
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Electric vehicle adoption rate in Costa Rica remains low

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 29, 2020

Costa Rica this year added 727 new electric vehicles for a total of 3,106 registered in the country, according to the Presidency. Some 330 of those were purchased…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 17, 2020

Happy Thursday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica. **** Costa Rica's newest trains arrived on…

New trains en route to Costa Rica from China
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Costa Rica
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New trains en route to Costa Rica from China

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 14, 2020

Eight self-propelled train carriages are en route to Costa Rica from China, the Presidency announced Monday. The first batch of four will be received "in the coming…

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

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…

Train service in Costa Rica resumes Wednesday following strike
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Train service in Costa Rica resumes Wednesday following strike

L. Arias - August 17, 2016

Trains are expected to run normally around Costa Rica's greater metropolitan area on Wednesday after a strike staged by train drivers on Tuesday left some 16,000 people struggling to…

Trains collide in San José, leaving more than 100 injured
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Trains collide in San José, leaving more than 100 injured

The Tico Times - April 8, 2016

Two trains collided early Friday morning in Pavas, in the western part of the capital, leaving five people on board in critical condition and 101 more requiring medical attention.…

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