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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 to purchase eight new trains from Chinese company
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to purchase eight new trains from Chinese company

The Tico Times - December 9, 2018

The Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) announced that it will buy eight new trains from CRRC Quingdao Sifang Co. Ltd, a Chinese company dedicated to researching, developing…

Tico Times #TBT: The train in Golfito
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Pic of the Day
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Tico Times #TBT: The train in Golfito

The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

This is a major throwback with an old photo from our archives. Stay tuned for more every Thursday.

Waiting for the train
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Waiting for the train

The Tico Times - December 23, 2017

Our daily Costa Rican moment of zen.

Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

Legislator Rafael Ortiz Fábrega submitted a draft bill aimed at sanctioning motorists who damage trains with the suspension of their drivers' licenses for a full year. The Christian Social Unity Party lawmaker proposed…

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…

Mexico cancels Chinese bullet train deal
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Mexico cancels Chinese bullet train deal

Leticia Piñeda | AFP - November 7, 2014

MEXICO CITY – Mexico abruptly withdrew a multi-billion-dollar deal Thursday with a Chinese-led consortium to build the country's first bullet train after concerns were raised about the…

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…

Loud train whistles in San José traffic might be a good thing, says Sala IV
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Newsletter
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Loud train whistles in San José traffic might be a good thing, says Sala IV

L. Arias - June 3, 2014

Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, rejected an appeal Monday filed by a citizen who hoped to ban the loud noise of…