Wednesday 22 - October - 2014

NEWS

RENFE OPERADORA AUTHORITIES VISITED SOUTH BRANCH

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Julio Gómez Pomar Rodríguez, President of the National Network of Spanish Railways (RENFE) and Apolinar Rodríguez Díaz, manager of the International Division of the institution, visited the South Branch of Ecuador Railways Public Company. The General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, the deputy manager, María Belén Molina, and the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Luis Falconí Tello, were part of the Ecuadorian delegation that accompanied them on their journey.

The planned agenda for the event included several activities. In Riobamba station they met the different areas that make up as Train Museum and Train Artisan Square. Then they journeyed by the Trail of the Ancients route on Cruise Train, driven by steam locomotive number 53.

In Colt interacted with the local entrepreneurs who offered them their gastronomic and cultural products. Also attending the Higher School of Ancient Wisdom and New Consciousness Khatun Wachay Wasi and Balbanera Church.

European officials positively evaluated the work of Railways Ecuador, and confirmed the importance of this meeting to strengthen cooperation between the two entities.

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FEEP AND RENFE SIGNED RAILWAY COOPERATION AGREEMENT

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A new Railway Cooperation Agreement between RENFE and FEEP held this Thursday, December 19, at the Eloy Alfaro station in Chimbacalle.

Collaborative projects that make up this agreement are aimed at reviving trains, mainly tour. They were planned prior to the preparation of technical and other services in favor of the national railways political studies.

Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager Ecuador Railways Public Company, FEEP, Julio Rodríguez Gómez Pomar, President of the Spanish National Railway Network, RENFE operator signed the document.

Through the initial agreement rehabilitation of diesel electric locomotives, building a panoramic convoy, two convoys for Cruise Train, technical training for mechanics and machinists, system implementation ticket booking center was obtained.

The President of RENFE, Julio Pomar Rodríguez Gómez, was satisfied by performing FEEP management. He further stated that the signing of this new agreement continues the cooperation undertaken by the Spanish company, since 2008. Now plans to intensify cooperation, aid and technical assistance it has been providing, especially in regards to tourist trains, which he said involves a laborious and complicated process.

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SOUTH SUBSIDIARY STAFF ATTENDED TRAINING ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

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In Riobamba Railway Station, 45 workers participated in the Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health. The training was imparted by trainers Carlos Santamaría, Germán Echeverría and Sandra Castelo.

The topics discussed at the conference stimulated work motivation and commitment to the institution. Also unveiled was the basic safety and industrial hygiene, and control actions in case of accidents. 

Workshop attendees appreciated the information shared and requested that this type of preparation is customary.

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FEEP AND AECID INAUGURATED  MUSEUM IN THE BOLICHE TRAIN STATION

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A new Train Museum was inaugurated at 09:00 on Thursday, 12 December at The Boliche train station. This is an interpretive center that features the myths and legends that have been around the train and in the area where the museum is introduced.

The exhibition proposal includes an interactive tour, which makes the visit a significant experience that promotes the empowerment of heritage, knowledge of railway history and the region.

To implement the museum, two museum load wagons of 13m long x 2.60m high were rehabilitated. For this functional and aesthetic aspects were considered, providing accessibility and convenience to visitors.

The General Manager of Ecuador Railways - Public Company, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, chaired the opening ceremony of the Interpretive Center of The Boliche train station. Also the Director Cooperation AECID for Latin America, Rafael Garranzo was present. He delivered a series of tools to entrepreneurs who working in the Boliche station.

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FIRST CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR 2013

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Entrepreneurs of Artisan Square Train Station located in Riobamba, preparations began for the first edition of the Christmas Craft Fair. This initiative is called "Come and enjoy the Christmas art."

The event will run from 11 to 15 December, and its main aim is to socialize the artistic production of the twenty artisans based in the square.

The occasion will be conducive to providing visitors with several options of holiday themed items such as jewelry, clothing, ornaments and chocolates.

 

Also raffles, discounts and special sale christmas sandwiches, complete these deals will make the Artisan Square Train's international privilege.

 

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LIVE THE TRAIN ADVENTURE THIS CHRISTMAS


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Ecuador Railways we are ready to celebrate Christmas with you, your family and your friends. Come and enjoy the wonderful tours on all our routes. The train will be at your service during the holiday on December 25 and it will regulate the operation on all routes until finish off 2013. 

The January 1, 2014 there will be not tours and we will begin our normal operations on January 2, 2014. So hurry and make your reservations right now.

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LOCOMOTIVE # 53 JOINS THE ROUTE OF THE CRUISE TRAIN

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The Cruise Train has established itself as an excellent product designed to promote tourism in Ecuador.

This Thursday, December 5 from Riobamba, at 08:00, and during the trip, between Riobamba and Colt, tourists enjoy the steam locomotive No. 53. This will be the first trip of this machine restored in Durán and now serve to passengers of Cruise Train product.

The steam locomotive No. 53 was officially delivered to the Riobamba city by Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager of Ecuador Railways Public Company.

The Cruise Train of Ecuador was awarded the prize for best tourism product outside Europe, now its offer prestige in South subsidiary with this new alternative for tourists.

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KEEPING RAILWAYS IN SOUTH SUBSIDIARY OF ECUADOR RAILWAYS

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In the Southern subsidiary of Ecuador Railway maintenance work is performed in the Alausí-Sibambe and Coyoctor El Tambo-sections.

Among the tasks to be executed in these interventions consist of cleaning and correction pathways, spraying grass and maintenance of switches and crossings. Besides the damage caused by landslides occurred at kilometer 217, near the company Cemento Chimborazo, and at kilometer 189, in the Columbe zone was repaired.

The objective of this work is to ensure that all the railway system is maintained in good condition. Therefore preventive measures to prevent spoilage apply.

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"QUITO CITY" MIXED CHORUS SHINES IN CHIMBACALLE

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Again the National Sucre Theater Foundation, Mama Cuchara Cultural Center and Ecuador Railways came together to present an unforgettable concert. This time the public was given an appointment at the Chimbacalle station for sampling sound of “Quito City” Mixed Chorus. This is part of a series of activities carried out during the year and are framed in the concept of Living Stations.

Sometimes with other instruments and hear the song left, the doorbell, the music, the intention, the senses, all elements of the same art: singing. A gift evidenced in 28 voices that carry 20 years of experience and became a listed as one of the most important of Ecuador choir. Its members have the ability to interpret the most varied genres.

The Ballroom of the station Eloy Alfaro in Chimbacalle was the setting for this concert that was well received by the residents of the sector. They enjoyed one more event, where singing is highlighted as the protagonist of a night with quality artistic expression.

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FEEP OPENS 'COMUNICATREN' TRAIN MUSEUM

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The General Manager of Ecuador Railways, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, symbolically handed the 'Comunicatren' Train Museum to a group of children of Pedro Moncayo school of Ibarra. Children arrived at the station to inaugurate this new cultural attraction in the city.

Two train cars located in the back of the station Ibarra children, youth and adults will appreciate the basic communications inventions like the telegraph, the first phones to fiber optics.

The event was attended by the Prefect, Diego Garcia, and Mayor, Jorge Martinez , who congratulated FEEP for this great project that seeks to revive the spaces of the story about " how we were and where we go ."

The General Manager used his visit to Imbabura to discuss the completion of the stations: San Antonio, Andrade Marín and San Roque. Also, on the progress of the railway that it will linking Ibarra with Otavalo.

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FEEP DELIVERED THE # 53 LOCOMOTIVE AND # 15 LOCOMOTIVE TO RIOBAMBA CITY

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The General Manager of Railways Public Company Of Ecuador, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, officially handed over to the community steam #15 and #53 locomotives. These processes were subjected to comprehensive rehabilitation and maintenance respectively.

Province authorities and representatives of the communication media escorted to FEEP high authority in a journey by train. The activity began in the Unidad Nacional avenue and Carlos Zambrano street,  where the locomotive number 15 received maintenance to continue as a display piece is located.

Meanwhile, a scenic drive led by locomotive # 53 moved the audience to the Riobamba station. There was made a press conference in which he provided details on restoring these machines heritage and its future use. The # 15 locomotive will continue as part of the exhibition and the locomotive # 53 as part of the Cruise Train´s travels in the path Riobamba – Colta - Riobamba.

Finally, locomotive # 53 played a test drive in that stretch.

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IBARRA-OTAVALO RAILWAY 15% ADVANCED

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Ecuador Railways - FEEP, working on several fronts in the rehabilitation of the Ibarra - Otavalo that to benefit approximately 330 thousand habitants in the province of Imbabura.

According to the provisions, excavations are made, replacement of materials, preparation of platforms, bridge repairs. Also, installation of track, ballast irrigation, construction of walls in the way Ibarra - San Antonio and in urban areas of Andrade Marín.

The work of the different teams called the attention of passersby, who come to witness the new techniques and instruments used in the rehabilitation of the railway line.

The engineer Miguel Baez, Inspector, said that the work progresses by 15.53%, according as planned.

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"MOBILE CINEMA" BY TRAIN ROUTE

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On 18 and 19 November, the cities of Alausí and Riobamba, respectively, hosted a showing of film production in Ecuador. The Mobile Cinema project is sponsored by National Film Diffusion Ecuadorian (DNC), which through an interagency agreement between the National Film Board and Ecuador Railways, defined as projection spaces at train stations in Ecuador.

The purpose of this initiative is that people can have free access to a national artistic product. This will promote the appreciation of it and the strengthening of identity, to the massive influence of foreign productions.

The sample included children and adult films, and various genres like fiction and documentary. In the audiovisual room Alausí received nearly eighty children and Riobamba, squares and Alfaro Artisan welcomed as many adults interested in the function.

Among the works chosen for the occasion is 'Sara the Scarecrow', which was filmed on location in the Andes near Otavalo. Child is a feature film made by Jorge Vivanco, which recreates traditions, culture and music of Imbabura.

The documentary 'Baltazar Ushka, frozen time', directed and written by Igor and Jose Antonio Guayasamín, screened for adults. The film tells the story of the last ice man of Chimborazo, who works by extracting blocks of ice for the last thirty years.

Another film that delighted the participants was 'With my heart in Yambo' by María Fernanda Restrepo. The documentary tells the story of the disappearance of his brothers at the hands of Police in 1988.

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FEEP SOCIALIZED WITH EMPLOYEES THE PRIZE GIVEN TO THE TREN CRUCERO PRODUCT

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Ferrocarriles del Ecuador – Empresa Pública  FEEP , socialized with their workers and employees the prize for best tourism product outside Europe. This was awarded to Tren Crucero product on Sunday November 3 in the city of London.

The event was held at Station Eloy Alfaro, Chimbacalle, where the General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, talked in detail about their stories and experiences in England. The present group was infected with emotion and was protagonist of this important international recognition.

Social Communication Management in an effort to motivate all staff FEEP, released two videos. One about Tren Crucero product and the other related to the work done by the Planning Management. Also it was presented awards to the winners of the contest that takes place every week through the work agenda of the institution.

Also, in the event of internal socialization it gave to managers of each area of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, the replica of the plate of the prize in London.

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TREN CRUCERO IS THE BEST TOURISM PRODUCT OUTSIDE OF EUROPE

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The product of Tren Ecuador: Tren Crucero won the prize " Wider World Project", or better tourism product outside Europe, of British Guild of Travel Writers. The General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador – Empresa Pública (FEEP), Jorge Eduardo Carrera, received the award in England.

The award was shared with the Tourism Minister and Chairman of FEEP, Vinicio Alvarado, who led the Ecuadorian delegation attending the International Tourism Fair World Travel Market (WTM).

This new tourism product that crosses the country from Quito to Guayaquil and vice versa, in four days and three nights, is considered one of the most important of Ecuador in the english market. The recognition adds to the best destination for nature tourism and wildlife of the world received by the Minister of Tourism, Vinicio Alvarado, in the framework of the World Travel Market in London developed.

Nominations for this award were reaching proposals by British journalist Anthony Lambert, of Railway Gazette International and Daily Telegraph.

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STEAM LOCOMOTIVE NUMBER 14 WILL BE RESTORED

DSC00900 1This Tuesday, October 29th, in the workshops of the North Branch of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) was held the shipment and transfer of the steam locomotive No. 14, 112 years old, to be restored in the Duran workshops.

A crane and two platforms were needed to move the traffic equipment. In a first move we proceeded to build secure and load the wagon which houses the water and fuel tanks, then was assembled locomotive for their mobilization.

The rehabilitation of the machine will last 365 days and will be in charge of the company METALCO SA. Work will include the recovery of original structural elements as the vapor compressor and tanks , installation of a new boiler, smoke box, plates, ashtrays and a new compressor.

Rehabilitated Ecuador Railways steam locomotives: No. 53 and No. 11 leaving them fully operational, which run through several sections of Tren Crucero in the routes: Quito-Durán and vice versa.



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Chimbacalle`s Café del Tren received a quality award

IMG 0903The Chimbacalle Café del Tren, run by the Association The Santa Rosa Cucayos received the Distinctive Q. There are six members who were organized and trained to increase the quality of the business and provide better customer service.

The Municipality of Quito, through the Metropolitan Public Company Tourist Destination Management-Quito Tourism seeks to differentiate and recognize the efforts of tourism entrepreneurs.

This is possible through the recognition of the "Quality Tourism-Distinctive "Q" that last October 23 gave the Chimbacalle`s Café del Tren and other 25 micro city.

This recognition will benefit the tourism entrepreneurs in both business management and promotion and advertising.

With a distinctive "Q" the Café del Tren of Chimbacalle expecting more visitors from Quito and other cities of Ecuador. Tren Ecuador seeks to train cafeterias of Tambillo and Machachi will also to receive a Distinctive "Q" on the future.

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THE TREN DE LA EXCELENCIA STARTED THE TRIPS ON THE COAST

IMG 3282On Tuesday, October 15, 36 students and 12 teachers from 12 schools from Loja and Cañar, departed from Bucay in the Tren de la Excelencia.

The schools are Pedro Fermín Cevallos, Técnico Industrial Zumba, Manuela Sáenz, San Vicente Ferrer, 27 de Febrero, Daniel Martínez Ordóñez, Vilcamba, Ciudad de Loyola, Corazón de María, Oriente Ecuatoriano, Manuel Benjamín Carrión and Celina Vivar Espinoza.

The teens received the trip as a reward for academic performance. Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, before heading congratulated the students and teachers. He highlighted their efforts and perseverance that now allow them to cover a part of the country by train.

On the first day of travel they come to Riobamba. On Wednesday 16 arrive in Salcedo, for Thursday October 17th complete the journey rail at Chimbacalle station in Quito. From there they will return to their home provinces, Loja and Cañar.

Over the next two years the outstanding students of all the country's fiscal campuses will benefit from a trip aboard the Tren de la Excelencia.

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WORK OF THE SECTION IBARRA-SALINAS SIGNALING AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS IS IN PROGRESS

DSC 1253Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) and the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (MOTP) works in order to ensure the safety of tourists, pedestrians and drivers. With this criterion geometric reforms are made, signage and traffic lights of the railway of the route "Tren de la Libertad.

This week the work is performed in different crosses of Avenida Fray Vacas Galindo of Ibarra city. The execution is fulfilled in 24-hour days to finish on time and avoid inconvenience to users.

"How thoughtful that they put traffic lights because we are disrespectful to the railway",said Martha Benavides neighbor of the railway.


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THE FIRST TRAVEL OF TREN EDUCATIVO AND TREN DE LA EXCELENCIA WILL BE ON 9TH AND 13TH OCTOBER

IMG 9676The first trips of programs: Tren Educativo and Tren de la Excelencia are scheduled for Wednesday 9 and Sunday 13 October, respectively.

So Ecuador Railways Public Enterprise (FEEP) continues to fulfill its goal of democratizing the train. To do this, on September 13 the Company signed an interagency cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Education MinEduc.

The goal is for 20,000 students of public education system can travel by train to know Ecuador. The observation and experience of cultural diversity, natural, food, heritage, and ethnicity will reinforce learning in subjects such as history, geography, science, etc. To carry out the two projects the MinEduc will invest USD 8 million.

On Wednesday, October 9 at 08:00 was the first travels of Tren Educativo in the routes Quito-Tambillo and Ibarra-Salinas with around 210 students. In Chimbacalle Station, from 07:30, the Education Minister Augusto Espinosa and FEEP General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera,  greeted the students. The tours will take place every Wednesday and FEEP will include two more routes: Yaguachi-Milagro and Naranjito-Bucay.

On Sunday October 13, at 12:00, will be the first trip of the Tren de la Excelencia for the third year of high school standard bearers. In addition, a prominent teacher of 50 educational institutions of Pichincha. The route will be Quito-Guayaquil aboard the Tren Crucero with a distance of 4 days and 3 nights. Also on 14 October, the tour will depart from Bucay to Quito with students selected from Loja and Cañar.

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MIES AND FEEP SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO BENEFIT THE OLDER ADULTS

IMG 9425148 seniors traveled by train in the route Quito-Tambillo and enjoyed bailoterapia, artistical performances, choirs, dance, and other activities.

This 1 October 2013 was the worldwide Senior Day so there was a special event at the train station Chimbacalle. In this context, the Ministerio de Inclusión Económica y Social MIES, Ferrocarriles del Ecuador and the Instituto Nacional de Economía Popular y Solidaria (IEPS)  signed an interagency agreement.

This aims to develop activities to boost the economy of the territories that are adjacent to the railway. For example, one of the initiatives is that the MIES will finance the cost of the program Conciencia Social sobre Rieles that FEEP develops since 2010.

This was born in November 2010 and to date has helped more than 17,000 people in need in all train routes. With MIES is expected to expand that number to 28,980 users until December 2014.

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THE REHABILITATION OF THE STATIONS OF THE SECTIONIBARRA-OTAVALO IS IN PROGRESS

DSC 0946The recovery of railway stations: San Antonio de Ibarra, Andrade Marin, San Roque and Otavalo is progressing according to plan executed by Railways Ecuador. The delivery of the work is the month of November.

Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, completed a tour of works and verified, at each station, the progress made during the first 10 weeks of work.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador with the rehabilitation of stations of the stretch Ibarra- Otavalo returns to the imbabureños its historical memory. In addition, recovers spaces of quality and contribute to the urban environment.



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TREN ECUADOR PARTICIPATED AT THE TRAVEL MART LATINAMERICA 2013

foto TMLAQuito had been designated as the host city of the 37th edition of the tourism fair Travel Mart Latin America (TMLA), from September 18 to 20. This event, which promote the best destinations in America, is considered the most important of the continent.

The welcome reception was on September 18, at 20:00, at the railway station Eloy Alfaro, Chimbacalle. There was information about train travel, especially Train Cruise product that crosses the country from Coast to Andes and vice versa. All other meetings was held in the Centro de Convenciones Bicentenario.

As host city Quito receive more than 800 tourism experts, buyers from: Europe, Asia and North America, and Latin American suppliers. In 2012 this fair generated 7,000 business appointments also favored Ecuador. Tren Ecuador attended 127 appointments in 2 days. Also 14 operators traveled by Tren Crucero.

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20.000 STUDENTS WILL TRAVEL BY TRAIN

IMG 8858The democratization of the train is in motion. Ferrocarriles del Ecuador and the Ministry of Education signed an agreement that will allow 20,000 young Ecuadorians know their country aboard the railroad.

Through interinstitutional cooperation will activate two projects: Tren Educativo and Conoce Ecuador en Tren. In the first project 12,000 students from public schools students will travel. The goal is that the train became a part of the academic observation tours to reinforce the knowledge learned in the classroom. Trips will be once a week on the routes: Ibarra-Salinas, Duran-Yaguachi, Naranjito-Bucay, Yaguachi-Milagro and Quito-Tambillo.

The second project: Conoce Ecuador en Tren is aimed at in 8000 outstanding students of senior year at public institutions. They will enjoy a 4 days and 3 nights trip in the route Quito-Guayaquil and vice versa.

The trips will have no cost to the students. The Ministry of Education will bear the costs. The tours will begin in late September.

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TREN DE LA DULZURA’STARTED ITS OPERATION

IMG 8154The operation of Tren de la Dulzura route, which runs from Duran to Bucay, began on September 7.  230 tourists traveled between Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the scenery of agriculture and adventures aboard the railroad, a distance of four hours.


The circuit offers weekend trips and holidays. The train departs from the station Duran is at 08:00 and the return bus ride is at 16:00. There is also an option for tourists to leave by bus at 08:15, from the same place, and return by train at 14:00.

Travelers have 4 hours to travel Bucay attractions like waterfalls, which are perfect for extreme sports. Mills can also visit a Shuar community, among other activities on offer in the town.

Another option for tourists is the Train Artisan Square, which is adjacent to the station Bucay. There are crafts innovative attractive to those who want a souvenir.

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TREN DE LA DULZURA, THE NEW COAST RAILWAY EXPERIENCE

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A new train tour begins operations Ferrocarriles del Ecuador – Empresa Pública FEEP. In the middle of rice fields, sugar cane, cocoa and tropical fruits tourists will enjoy the agricultural, landscapes and adventure aboard the Tren de la Dulzura.

This is the second transport path in the Ecuadorian Coast. Durán Station is the starting point of a journey that starts at 08:00. At the rural area will see a variety of birds, including herons stand, hawks, coots, stilts garrapateros and overflying in rice crops located on the first leg of this circuit .

After an hour's journey, the Tren de la Dulzura will arrive at Yaguachi Station, first railway city of Ecuador. There you can enjoy snacks at our Café del Tren and buy a souvenir in Plaza Artesanal del Tren.

As the journey continues and the railroad crosses the cantons of Milagro and Naranjito, where the agricultural landscape is imposed, travelers will taste, onboard, a delicious mixed fruit snack Coast.

After 4 hours of travel, the renovated station Bucay welcomes the tourists with a presentation of traditional dances of the Coast. In the Plaza Artesanal del Tren, next to the railway terminal, other handycrafts are offered for tourists who want a souvenir .

In this resort, characterized by a pleasant subtropical climate, you can tour the waterfalls: Stone White House and September 5. All with beautiful waterfalls, ranging from 10 to 90 meters, ideal for practicing sports like canyoning.

Other options are to know the community Bucay Shuar River Lemon with its ancient traditions and also observe how the manual mills for the production of sugar cane juice .

These attractions and more are part of the Tren de la Dulzura, which begins operation on 7 September with weekend trips and holidays.

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FERROCARRILES DEL ECUADOR ON THE AGENDA FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISM DAY

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This Wednesday, Litoral Affiliate Management of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador  participated in the presentation made by Tourism Bureau of Guayas to publicize the schedule of activities that public and private institutions made during september for the International Tourism Day.

The Coastal Branch manager, Milton Silva, in his speech announced that FEEP held on September 25 the Third Festival of Traditional Dances of Costa in Durán station, with the participation of schools in the county. He said that it is an event for the community while enjoying cultural activities knows about train routes.

Within the agenda planned for September is the 11th edition of the International Tourism Fair in Ecuador, FITE, which will run from 27 to 29 September and from 16 to 20 will UEES photo exhibition Landscapes of Ecuador, between featured programs.

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Streets from Chimbacalle are closed for maintenance

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Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública communicates to the tourists of the routes: Machachi-Quito and Quito-El Boliche that the Municipality is conducting road maintenance at Sincholagua Street (access to the train station) from Pedro Vicente Maldonado Av.

For that reason we suggest the use of alternate routes (view map) to easily reach the station.

The Mayor estimates that the works will be ready in 20 days. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Chimbacalle STATION WILL HOST THE FIRST 'congreso distrital de cultura'

congreso culturasThe Ministry of Culture of the Municipality of Quito Metropolitan District organized the First Congress of Culture as a new space for reflection and debate. Chimbacalle station and the residents of that neighborhood will host the Congress which runs from May 23 through August 31.

For this activity is planned exhibitions: food, crafts, literature, theater, dance, puppetry, visual arts, music, murals, street art and digital culture, social circus.

Working groups will be formed which will discuss topics such as democratization and cultural democracy, public space management for culture, heritage management and memory management, creativity and entrepreneurship, new technologies, new urban cultures and public scenarios, institutional public, among others.


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THE ROUTE SENDERO DE ARROZALES HAS 3 YEARS OF OPERATION

IMG 7283This August 13, the  Sendero de Arrozales route, ranging from Durán to Yaguachi, celebrates its third year of operation. During this time 45,000 tourists have known about montubia culture that characterizes this area of the Coast.

This section operates from Thursday to Sunday and holidays with two frequencies at 09:00 and 13:15, and departure from the Durán station. This tour is an excellent alternative for traveling with family or friends.

On this route, besides the plus Product Tour, there are educational and social programs as 1, 2 Tren, Conciencia Social sobre Rieles and  Tren Social that have allowed many poor people can travel on the train for free.


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DANCES OF MACHACHI, LATACUNGA, SIBAMBE, YAGUACHI And BUCAY HAVE NEW CHOREOGRAPHYS

20130807 112216In order to perfect the artistic montages that receive the train tourists on routes: : Nariz del Diablo, Machachi Festivo, Avenida de los Volcanes, Tren de la Dulzura and Sendero de Arrozales; Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública-FEEP hired a external consultancy to refresh the choreography, dancers train and provide new costumes and supplies for the scenery.

A FEEP commission is responsible for verifying the progress of the groups since January when the process of research and training. Last week the commission already revised the choreographies of Latacunga and Machachi. These days the commission is verifying the dances in Chimborazo and Guayas.

Another goal of the consultancy was to highlight the  cultural traditions of each area in the choreography. In this framework,in  Aloasí the ballet Niño Jesús de Praga plays the popular festivals of El Chagra and the Carnival from Machachi. Meanwhile, in Latacunga Ayllus youth group has a choreography where the characters popularly known as "cholitos" try to persuade the women who selling allullas.

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 APPLICANTS TO THE NEW CREW OF TREN ECUADOR ARE being trained

locomotora 169Electrodiesel Alco locomotive and the steam locomotive No. 17 are used for teaching purposes to aspirings to new train crew. Since last Friday the training include theory as well as performance analysis of each part of the traffic equipment.

The training course will last three months. This Friday, August 9, applicants need to pass an exam. According to the results of their skills, the 17 candidates will be: motorists, motorists assistants, machinists brakemen or helpers.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública-FEEP, through the Operations Management and Human Resources area, is in the process of incorporating new professionals to its crew nationally.

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Train Cruise is on the Top 10 ICONIC TRAIN ESCURSIONS

bolicheThe News Paper USA Today did a ranking of the top ten 10 iconic train excursions. The product from Tren Ecuador, Tren Crucero, which runs from Quito to Duran and vice versa, is in eight place with luxury trains as the Orient Express, The Blue Train, Eastern & Oriental Express, California Zephyr among others.

The publication highlights the historical importance of Ecuadorian railroad that crosses through the Andes to the Coast of country. It also mentions that some sections are conducted by steam locomotives.

Tren Crucero begins its tour operation this June 4. It is a unique journey of 4 days and 3 nights, in which travelers will have the opportunity to know the culture and customs of the communities through which the train. More information in http://www.trenecuador.com/crucero/web/.

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ENTREPRENEURS OF ASSOCIATION LOS CUCAYOS DE SANTA ROSA CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITY

emprendedores del trenFerrocarriles del Ecuador through the Desarrollo Local  area meets the objective of boosting local economies of the communities through which passes the train. So have generated 265 enterprises with 3,235 permanent jobs and 9,705 related to the value chain.

Entrepreneurs from the association Los Cucayos de Santa Rosa de Cutuglagua are part of those beneficiaries. They manage the Café del Tren of Chimbacalle and prepare snacks products for the passengers of the routes Quito-Machachi and Quito-Boliche. They also received various trainings by FEEP and are committed to allocate at least 3% of their earnings every six months, for a work that benefits their community.

In this context, the Association has organized a minga to clean up the playground located at the Central neighborhood. In the parish Cutuglagua there are 40 districts and 15,000 inhabitants. “The labor at the park will benefit the children who go to catechism in the parish church and child development centers that are located around the green space”, says Mirian Vega partner of Cucayos.

The minga is this Saturday, August 3, from 09:00. With the support of the Parish Council has summoned to Cutuglagua neighbors. The Association bought the painting, lacquer, brushes and rollers. “The tradition of making mingas is still alive in our community so we hope that many people help us give you a better look at the park as it is for everyone”, says Vega.

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FEEP concluded workshops about OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

20130729 105052The area of Occupational Health and Safety of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública held, on Mondays of July, four training sessions for staff of the Subsidiary Center. These conversations are part of the Security Plan FEEP developed to keep the welfare of their employees.

 

The main objective is that employees know the concepts such as incident, accident, health, workplace hazards, diseases, prevention, etc. In addition, the conference began with a motivation and dynamics to improve the working environment and integration.

After were projected videos and presentations of the concepts of industrial safety. Also gave tips to prevent accidents and illnesses. By 2014 the Human Talent area will organize more training for all staff.

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1.161 beneficiaries of the Conciencia Social sobre Rieles program IN imbabura

DSC02982 1In 2013 the route Tren de la Libertad that runs the length Ibarra-Salinas benefited 1,161 people from the province of Imbabura, by running the Conciencia Social sobre Rieles program conducted by Ferrocarriles del Ecuador nationwide.

"Everything is changed .... I am happy that we take into consideration and had a free ride on the train", said Oswaldo Enriques, 75, beneficiary of the program.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador prioritizes this program for rural school children, people with disabilities, seniors and people that receive the bonus of human development.




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FEEP BEGINS THE REHABILITATION OF THE STATIONS FROM ANDRADE MARIN AND OTAVALO

Inicio del recorrido 1500 people from Antonio Ante and Otavalo toured the facilities of railway stations. Ferrocarriles del Ecuador developed this activity with the aim that the population near the railway of stretch Ibarra-Otavalo know about the rehabilitation project.

Older people were those who most enjoyed the opening of the stations. They remembered the importance of the railroad in his time and the movement of people who were in each train station.
Before the end of the tour they could watch a video and received a picture of the old railway station in memory.






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PEOPLE FROM OTAVALO AND ANTONIO ANTE KNEW ABOUT THE REHABILITATION PROJECT IN THE RAILWAY STATIONS

NOTA DE INICIO DE TRABAJOS DE REHABILITACIÓNInicio de trabajos estación Andrade MarínIn the province of Imbabura since 2012 operates the route Tren de la Libertad, that runs from Ibarra to Salinas. To complete the journey by train in this area Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública FEEP began the rehabilitation works of the stretch Ibarra Otavalo.

In this route  will be recovered 27 km of track and four stations located in: San Antonio de Ibarra, Andrade Marin, San Roque and Otavalo.

The Otavalo railway station will have an investment of USD 747,755.77. The contractor of the work is the engineer Héctor Navarrete and Mauricio Rosales is the supervisory engineer. In this building will be a comprehensive rehabilitation work preserving the heritage value of the building and providing new opportunities for rail and touristic uses.

The rehabilitation of the railway station of Andrade Marín has an investment of USD 620,726.80, the contractor is the architect César Donoso Jaramillo and Mr. Carlos Jaramillo is the watchdog. The station will be merged architecturally with the textile factory Imbabura, the two spaces will form a place for approximately 10,000 visitors.

The rehabilitation work began on July 1, 2013. The first week was fumigated and cleaning, then began the execution of the work.

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ENSAMBLE DE GUITARRAS PerformED IN Chimbacalle

grupoFerrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública -FEEP  conducts a series of cultural activities that are framed in the concept of Estaciones Vivas. So, to end the month June, as part of the celebrations of the Day of Railway,  prepared Guitar Ensemble concert.

The repertoire included topics such as, Huapango of José Pablo Moncayo, Yaraví  ofLeonardo Cardenas, Penas mías of Christopher Ojeda, among others. Ensamble de Guitarras has taken his music to national and international venues such as the United States, Colombia and Costa Rica.

The event was supported by the Fundación Teatro Nacional Sucre, Sucre Viajero and the Centro Cultural Mama Cuchara. The next concert will be Thursday, July 25 at 19:30 in the meeting room of the station Eloy Alfaro, Chimbacalle. Admission is free.

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NEW CANDIDATES TO TRAIN ECUADOR CREW ARE TESTING

IMG 3815 1Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública-FEEP is in the process for contract new professionals to its nationwide crew. In May, FEEP called on stakeholders to join the railway through the press.

So 240 folders of applicants came to FEEP. Operations Management made a pre-selection. The elected were given a practice test and now 20 finalists took the test theoretical with  questions about Rail Regulation and basic mechanics.

According to the scores, professionals will be located in spaces: drivers, motorists, auxiliaries, brakemen, etc. Next month the Human Talent Deputy FEEP will organize a training schedule.

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Train Cruise is on the Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

TREN CRUCERO VAPOR 1Specialized travel magazine Lonely Planet did a ranking of the top five Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail. The new product from Tren Ecuador, Tren Crucero, which runs from Quito to Duran and vice versa, is in fourth place with luxury rail as the Ghan in Australia, the Orient Express, California Zephyr and the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The publication highlights the difficulty of the railway in the journey from the Andes to the Ecuadorian coast. Also mentioned attractions such as Cotopaxi and the Devil's Nose, in Chimborazo.

Tren Crucero begins its tour operation this June 4. It is a unique journey of 4 days and 3 nights, in which travelers will discover the landscapes of the Sierra and the Coast. They will also have the opportunity to know the culture and customs of the communities through which the train.

More information http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe/travel-tips-and-articles/77739?affil=twit.

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 “TREN DE LA LIBERTAD” ROUTE IS READY FOR THE HOLIDAY

CRUCERIOAMBI - copiaFerrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública FEEP reports that the railroad, the stretch Ibarra-Salinas, will operate normally during the holiday from May 24. It is noted that involvement was exceeded on the road caused by heavy rains in the area.

On Wednesday May 22 mechanical equipment and track maintenance personnel conducted the tour in diesel electric locomotive to verify the condition of the stretch. The work performed by the staff of FEEP seeks to provide security to tourists.

The Tren de la Libertad route has a distance of 30.1 km of track that crosses two bridges and seven tunnels.



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FEEP CONTINUES ON PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

2013-05-20 08.52.11Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública-FEEP constantly performs preventive maintenance on the railway.

The Infrastructure Assistant Manager within their maintenance plans is working in the curve located at Quilotoa street, next to Chimbacalle station in Quito. In this work FEEP works with a track coach, a surveyor and a crew of 20 workers.

The work consists of disarming the track, unguarded: removal of rails and ties to reach the layer called flush. Then perform shaping the ground which will be used for a backhoe and a roller 2 tons. At that point the railroad arm again. Finally, with a working train ballast will be placed, will be aligned and leveled the curve.

FEEP will do this work in order to continue providing a quality operation. Now they are working in the 154 curves of the route Quito-Latacunga. Next week work will continue in the Santa Rosa and Tambillo.

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ISO 9001-2008 CERTIFICATION WAS DELIVERED IN THE SECTION IBARRA-SALINAS

DSC 1673Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa PúblicaFEEP, carry out the mission to manage and operate efficiently the Railway System-Heritage Tourism initiated the process to obtain ISO 9001-2008 certification in September 2009. In May 2011, received the recognition in Quito-Latacunga stretch, in September 2012 expanded the certificate for Alausí-Sibambe route.

On May 17 the stretch Ibarra-Salinas called "Tren de la Libertad" was certified in ISO 9001-2008 Quality Management. The presentation took place at the railway station of Ibarra and was attended by the authorities of the province of Imbabura.

"The certification allows us to bringing quality to the daily work we do," said Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager FEEP, who stressed that the train looking for the local development of the villages near the railway.

The next goal is to get the extension of certification for Duran- Yaguachi stretch in the Branch Litoral.

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TReN CRUCERO WAS SOCIALIZED WITH THE CÁMARA DE TURISMO FROM GUAYAS

IMG 0213Ferrocarriles del Ecuador made a commercial presentation of Tren Crucero with the members of the Cámara de Turismo from Guayas. This is the new tourism product that starts June 4 and which joins with the Sierra Coast through Quito tours Duran Duran and Quito.

José Luis Quintero, Marketing Manager, explained the characteristics of tourism products and Tren Crucero Excursion 2013.


The new product is a unique journey on a train for 4 days and 3 nights and allow travelers to explore the diversity of flora, fauna, food and traditions that has the Ecuador.


General Manager of FEEP, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, noted that the routes are operating are an excellent tourist offer for domestic and foreign visitors. Also spoke about the importance of the rehabilitation of the national railway system, which has allow the development of enterprises that are boosting local economies.

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NOTICE

THE ROUTE TREN DE LA LIBERTAD IS SUSPENDED

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública FEEP reports that the railway in Imbabura has been affected because of heavy rains which have inundated the province since April. For this reason the operation of the route Tren de la Libertad, Ibarra-Salinas de Ibarra, is temporarily suspended.

The rains damaged the railway in the sector of Patococha, between kilometers 184 and 185. There, several subsections have been left without ballast. The track maintenance personnel of the North Branch of FEEP must perform gutter cleaning and replacing the ballast.

The work will take approximately 15 days because the locomotive is also in maintenance. It is estimated that in late May the route circuits Freedom Train will operate again.

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FEEP  STARTS SOCIAL PROGRAMS FOR TREN CRUCERO

IMG 2949Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública FEEP  meets its goal to democratize the use of the train. So within the social program Vive tu tren has included the new route Tren Crucero, Quito-Durán, so that the community can benefit with this new product.


During the tour Vive tu Tren Crucero, Live Your Train Cruise, will be involve people from Naranjito, Milagro, Yaguachi, Huigra, Guamote and Colta. Among them are representatives of neighborhood committees and parish, the top five college students each population most iconic train entrepreneurs and their families. The tour will be in the deluxe convoy with no cost to the beneficiaries.


Circuits "Live Your Train Cruise" to the community begin on Thursday May 9 on the routes: Duran-Bucay, Bucay-Alausí, Bucay-Riobamba, Ambato-Riobamba and Ambato-Quito.

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A fam trip for Tren Crucero

CRUCERO CHIMBORAZOFerrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) with the support of Metropolitan Touring and Quito Turismo  organized a Fam Trip, familiarization tour, of it new product Tren Crucero, which will travel the route Quito-Duran since June.

On Tuesday at Chimbacalle station tour operators from England, France, Switzerland, Germany and journalists from the United States, Canada and Ecuador were checked, received their tickets and boarded the train. They toured The Boliche, Cotopaxi National Park, lagoon Limpiopungo and Lasso station.

On Wednesday, the train left at 08:45 from Latacunga to Ambato. They ended the day in the afternoon, in Riobamba. On Thursday, travelers departed from Riobamba to HuigraIn Colta they visited the Balbanera
Church and lived the adventure of the Devil's Nose.

Today the guests of the Tren Crucero Fam Trip will see the transition from the Sierra to the Coast. They will travel from Bucay to Huigra and will pass the river Chanchán. In Bucay the are going to meet the Shuar community. In the afternoon the train departs to Duran with a steam locomotive.

Guests will experience a unique journey of 4 days and 3 nights (from today April 30 to May 3), where they will meet the country while enjoying all train cruise offer.

The main objective is that tour operators to include Tren Crucero in their packages to Ecuador and South America. In addition, that the journalists make a promotion to the trip. More information www.trenecuador.com

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TOURIST ROUTE TREN DEL HIELO DEPARTED FROM AMBATO

TREN DEL HIELO AMBATO 1 1This past weekend, from Ambato began operating the tourist route Tren del Hielo in the stretch: Ambato-Cevallos-Urbina-Ambato.

The autoferro departed at 08:00 from the station Ingahurco to Cevallos and then to the parish Urbina, Chimborazo. During the stay in this tourist railway station  the travelers were able to meet the last hielero of Chimborazo, Baltazar Ushca. They also enjoy ice cream made with colossus snow.

In the canton Cevallos they toured the city, visited two shoe factories and Mother's Park. They enjoyed typical local dishes at the restaurant "Super Cuy". Finally, as part of the itinerary travelers enjoyed an artistic presentation. These activities were conducted by the Municipality of Cevallos.

In Ambato, the Tren del Hielo work weekends and holidays. For more information on this and other routes enabled through the page: www.trenecuador.com

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TREN ECUADOR PARTICIPATES IN THE SECOND TOURIST BUSINESS MEETING

IMG-20130426-WA0006This 26 and 27  April takes place in Quito the second Encuentro Empresarial de Turismo Interno Ecuador 2013 organized by the Ministry of Tourism. The first edition was held in 2012.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública-FEEP sent a delegation of Marketing Management on its behalf. On the day the first day the Minister of Tourism, Freddy Ehlers, emphasized the work of Tren Ecuador.

The goal of the meeting is to present the existing tourism market in Galapagos and the Coast to the representatives of the industry of the Andes and Amazon in a business conference. The table of train Ecuador is one of the most visited.


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FEEP STARTS THE OPERATION OF THE AMBATO-URBINA STRETCH

IMG 3274 1This Saturday April 27, at 08:00,Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) will begin operation in the tourist section: Ambato-Cevallos-Urbina-Ambato.

This circuit is part of the Tren del Hielo route (Riobamba-Ambato), which in a first stage began operating from Riobamba to Urbina last October. The frequencies of this second tranche of Tren del Hielo will be the days: Saturday, Sunday and holidays at 08:00. The distance to be covered is 43 km and the travel time round trip is 9 hours.

The ticket price is USD15 including: autoferro tour, guidance, entrance Urbina Train Museum, admission to Gusmar and Joseph two factories from Cevallos footwear and for consumption USD 1 in Café del Tren.



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Tren Crucero CAME TO DURAN

IMGP3716The Tren Crucero completed its first test drive. After leaving Chimbacalle station in Quito and cross the Sierra Center, on Sunday toured the stretch Bucay-Duran.

The Subrogating Manager of FEEP, Maria Belen Molina, along with other officials,  check the condition of the road and rehabilitated stations, she met the various activities and services that are part of the tourism product to be offered for four-day trip on the route Quito-Duran or Duran-Quito.

The passage of the train by the various counties and precincts in the province of Guayas took place amid the expectation of the people who are waiting for the Tren Crucero started its regular operation next June 4.

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STUDENTS FROM “TIERRA NUEVA” FOUNDATION VISITED THE TRAIN MUSEUM

2013-04-11 09.39.27A group of 15 teenagers from the Tierra Nueva Foundation, Youth Center differently abled visited Chimbacalle station. In their tour around the train museum they learned all about the history of the railroad. They also interacted and played excited.

In addition, as part of the safety campaign to socialize railroad precautionary rules and the railroad, a team of Management Communication of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) socialized with them Colorín Colorriel magazine. Eventually the young also viewed the security videos of Don Ferro.

Chimbacalle Museum is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:30. Admission is free.




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Aforum to learnmoreabout the RAILWAY

enviadaThe students from Atahualpa National School, located at Ibarra, took the conversation about the importance of recovery and care of the National Railway System.

The 200 students watched a video of the work performed in the recovery of the national railroad. Carlos Bastidas discussion group participant said: “the train ride is the best way to learn”.

During the discussion a group of young entrepreneurs involved in the parish of Salinas, shared their experiences of social, cultural and economic development achieved by the return of the train.

This roundtable discussion was part of the agenda of festivities that holds the Atahualpa National College of Ibarra, who participated in the campus social program “Educational Train”.


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TAME FEEP AND CONSIDER AN ALLIANCE TO PROMOTE ECUADOR

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The general manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP), Jorge Eduardo Carrera, and Rafael Farías CEO of Airline of Ecuador (TAME) Public Company, met to discuss the possibility of implementing a strategic alliance to promote Ecuador as a country with a variety of destinations.

Some of the guidelines that were raised at the meeting was that TAME can promote tourism products and Excursion 2013 and Tren Crucero with its national and international frequencies.

The directors of two public companies will meet again in the coming days to further review this issue and possible strategies to implement.



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FEEP GENERAL MANAGER dialogued with THE MAYOR OF AMBATO

foto ambatogerenteIn the Hall of the Municipality of Ambato, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) held a meeting with the mayor of that city, Fernando Callejas.

During the meeting they discussed various topics such as: the start of the tour in the province tungurahuense, by operating the route "Tren del Hielo", the stretch Ambato-Cevallos-Mocha-Urbina. In addition, the General Manager of FEEP, unveiled some of the trading strategies prior the opening of the "Tren Crucero", from June this year.


In another area, the analyzed the situation of traders who are located in the vicinity of Ambato station in Ingahurco. The main city said it will take far more suitable technique regarding this circumstance.

Callejas was accompanied by the Director of Planning, Head of Tourism and Communication Manager of the Municipality of Ambato. All expressed their congratulations for the work done to restore the railroad.

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1337 TOURISTS TRAVELED BY TRAIN IN CHIMBORAZO IN EASTER HOLIDAY

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The tourist routes "Tren del Hielo", "Sendero de los Ancestros, and "Nariz del Diablo" had a high influx of users on the past Easter holiday.

1337 travelers mostly foreign and several nationals, chose to enjoy the train journeys in these Chimborazo’s sections.

Trips include round-trip ticket, bilingual guidance, visits to Plaza Artesanal del Tren and interpretation centers.

More information and bookings at Riobamba train station or calling free 1800 TRENES.





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LOCAL ARTIST exhibits his PAINTINGS IN DURÁN

DSC02425 1The entrepreneur Johnny Marquez exhibited his oil painting and plastic arts at Duran railway station.

His various works boarded religious topics, representations about the nature and abstract content. During the exhibition, the artist told the audience what that meant each one of his works.

The show took place last Saturday March 30, from 08:00 to 15:00, in the middle of a great affluence of community residents, train tourists and general public.



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TREN DE LA LIBERTAD WAS A GOOD OPTION FOR THE PAST HOLIDAY

IMG 6120The train ride was a good choice for the past Easter holiday, the stretch ferrovario-Ibarra Ibarra-Salinas offered tourists a distance of 30km through the landscapes of the province.

Two bridges and seven tunnels are part of the attractions of this route, which crosses the cantons: Ibarra, Antonio Ante and Urcuqui.

In the parish Salinas from Ibarra, visitors enjoyed the culture and Afroecuadorian cuisine in Café del Tren the tourists can enjoyed ovo juice.

At the Plaza Artesanal del Tren are a variety of carved wooden handicrafts, embroidery and ceramics from Salinas.



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TRAIN ROUTES WITH HIGH DEMAND FOR HOLIDAY

NOTA - FERIADO SEMANA SANTA 27 marzoIn Riobamba the offer of tourist routes "Tren del Hielo" and "Sendero de los Ancestros", recorded a high demand of users.

To celebrate the past Easter holiday and founding parties of Riobamba, in April, many national tourists have chosen to enjoy these sections. While others have preferred the journey to the "Nariz del Diablo" in Alausí, which runs on schedule 08h00, 11h00 and 15h00.

Trips include round-trip ticket, bilingual guidance, visits to Plaza Artesanal del Tren and interpretation centers.

More information and bookings at Riobamba train station or calling free 1800 TRENES.




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The steam locomotive No.53 began testing in Duran

DSC02275Yesterday was the test of steam locomotive number 53 on Route Sendero de Arrozales: Duran- Yaguachi. This machine was in rehabilitation workshops Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública-FEEP, from May 2012.

The steam locomotive will be part of the Tren Crucero traffic equipment, which will travel the route Quito-Duran, which will start operating in June.

This trip was the first of a series of events organized by the company to ensure passenger safety and to maintain a quality service. Participated in the trialFEEP General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, and other officials of the entity.

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A TODO TREN the radial program is back

ROSITA Y PEPEOn Friday March 22 begins the third season of the radio program "A todo tren" from the South Branch of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, located in Chimborazo province, through the frequencies AM and FM.

The program will feature segments such as: Notitren, rail and railway Times, interviews and the humour space with Rosita the guide and the brequero Pepe.

"A todo tren" will be on air every Friday from 11:15 to 11:45, and can be tuned to the network by entering the page: www.erpe.org.ec.

Thus, Ferrocarriles del Ecuador works for the rescue of historical memory about the heritage train, now serving in tourism.

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FEEP reviews its processes and goals for 2013
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Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) participates during the month of March, in the sessions and workshops for program Gobierno por Resultados or GPR, a tool that measures the effectiveness of the processes by indicators.

Each area managers and team members attend to workshops that are leading by consultants of the Secretaría Nacional de la Administración PúblicaSNAP, which reframed the goals of the company for 2013.

The FEEP indicators are reported monthly and quarterly to the Presidency. So FEEP is also part of the National Plan for Good Living.




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TREN CRUCERO PARTICIPATED IN ITB BERLIN

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Tren Ecuador participated in the International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2013, which will last until March 10. The company promotes mainly Tren Crucero, which runs from Quito to Duran and start operating in June.

The meeting was in Messe Berlin and had the presence of professionals and industry experts. Tren Ecuador established important relationships with the visiting public and operators in Germany and across Europe.

In the first months of 2013 Tren Ecuador had also participated in other fairs. In January: in Holland in Vakantiebeurs, and FITUR in Madrid. In February in: Destinations in London, Los Angeles Times Travel Show in U.S. and the ANATO in Bogotá, Colombia.



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650 students know more about Tren de la Libertad route

Periódico Mural del COlegio AtahualpaVideos, photos and music were the supplies used by the students of the third year from Atahualpa school from Ibarra, to make known to the 650 students from that institution on the various attractions of the Tren de la Libertad route.

Carlos Bastidas, junior high school student, commented "on February 7 mi class traveled from Ibarra to Salinas. What we want now with this socialization is that the whole school knows about the train and especially rescue our history and to live it".

Students toured all campus classrooms while they discussed their experiences aboard the train. Several photographs were placed on the bulletin boards and two classrooms were equipped with dvd and tv. there the students watched videos.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública-FEEP developed Tren Educativo program with the goal of the high school students can live railway experience while deepening the historical knowledge of the work of General Eloy Alfaro.

Tren de la Libertad Route have already benefited 165 students from five schools prosecutors from this program.

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EL CIUDADANO INTERVIEWED THE GENERAL MANAGER OF FEEP

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Clik the link Interview to see the dialog Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager FEEP with digital newspaper El Ciudadano.

Carrera spoke about train rehabilitation, Tren Crucero and social projects of the company.




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Travelling by train is an option for the Carnival holidays

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To celebrate the holiday carnival that is coming train travel in different routes operable are a good alternative for those who want change activities. From Riobamba, bound Urbina, the route Tren del Hielo at 08:00 is an excellent trip for the family. Also the route Sendero de los Ancestros in the section Riobamba-Colta at 12:00, is another option.

A journey with great tourism demand is the "Devil's Nose", which operates from Tuesday to Sunday at 3 frequencies: 08:00, 11:00 and 15:00, from Alausí.

Trips include bilingual guidance, lunch, museum entrance, dance and a recreational activity.

For more information you can visit the page: www.trenecuador.com or by calling 1-800 873 637.

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FEEP inagurated the route Tren de la Dulzura

In thbucay 001e middle of the smiling faces and cheers of the citizens, who thus showed their joy and satisfaction, on Tuesday January 29, the train departed from Bucay to Duran.


With the presence of María Belén Moncayo, Ministra de Patrimonio, Mayor of Bucay (e) Segundo Guevara, the General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) Jorge Eduardo Carrera, and the community the railroad crossed Barraganetal enclosures, Primavera, Rocafuerte, among others, reaching Naranjito.

The next stop was in Milagro, in this county there was a special program with the presentation of folkloric group Los Chonos.

To continue the tour of Yaguachi villagers welcomed the passage of the train up to Durán. In the Canton station, Lenin Moreno, President (e), stressed the transcendental that is having completed the rehabilitation of the Quito-Duran with 500 km of track and recovered several routes operating.

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FEEPOPENSTHE SECONDPHASE OFSTRETCHQUITO-DURÁN

milagroFerrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) has spent four years in charge of the rehabilitation of the national railway system. Next week the President in charge Lenin Moreno with the Ministra de Patrimonio, Maria Belén Moncayo, and FEEP General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, will inauguratethe second stage of the route Quito-Durán with the stretch Guamote-Durán.

The inaugural event will be on the days, 28 and 28 January. The train will stops in Alausí, Huigra, Bucay, Milagro and Durán.

The Ecuadorian railroad recovery has progressed as stipulated by the Government. The railway Quito-Durán is ready and Tren Crucero, which will travel this stretch, will operate from June 2013.

FEEP have been rehabilitated approximately 500 miles of track (includes Ibarra-Salinas and El Tambo-Coyoctor) 32 stations, 5 workshops. In addition, 8 locomotives electrodiesel, 7 steam and 24 passenger cars.

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Tren Educativo made its first trip

DSC 0309In Ibarra 34 students from Mariano Suárez Veintimilla school were the first beneficiaries of the program Tren Educativo. This program seeks high school students from public institutions of the country can live railway experience and deepen the historical knowledge of the work of General Eloy Alfaro.

The two bridges and the seven tunnels that are part of the journey Ibarra-Salinas students offered adventure and excitement. "I felt like the train was moving and I was afraid to go through the bridges and admired me to go across the middle of the mountain tunnels. I had fun because I had never traveled by train" said Carlos Enriquez, a senior high school.

In Salinas, Ibarra, teens learned about job creation and micro enterprises developed by the arrival of the train. "It is a beautiful experience, this is the first time I come to Salinas. I think it is important that young people here are entrepreneurs and not walk into vices. In addition, they and African descent are telling their story" said Kasandra Montero, a senior high school.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) nationwide will benefit 2228 students in different sections rehabilitated. The Tren Educativo will be held in the months of January and February.

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THE FIRST PHASE OF QUITO-Durán was successfully inaugurated

IMG 3764Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) has spent four years in charge of the rehabilitation of the national railway system. Last week the President, Rafael Correa, opened with the Ministra de Patrimonio, Maria Belén Moncayo, and FEEP General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, the first stage of the route Quito-Durán with the stretch Quito-Guamote.

The inaugural event was held over two days, 27 and 28 December. The first day had programs from 08:00 Chimbacalle station and travel by train with stops in Tambillo, Machachi, Lasso and Latacunga. Programming the first day ended with an event in Ambato. The second day was train ride and stops with interventions in Cevallos, Riobamba, Colt and Guamote.

The Ecuadorian railroad recovery has progressed as stipulated by the Government. The railway Quito-Durán is ready and Tren Crucero, which will travel this stretch, will operate from June 2013.

FEEP have been rehabilitated approximately 500 miles of track 32 stations, 5 workshops. In addition, 8 locomotives electrodiesel, 7 steam and 24 passenger cars.

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NOTICE

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) reports that on December 31 and January 1st will not be national tourism operation and customer service. The call center 1800 TRAINS (873 637) will only respond the 31st.

Thanks for your attention and wish you all a prosperous 2013.

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The railway Riobamba-Palmira is rehabilitated

IMG 0040The rehabilitation works culminated in the 66 Km stretch of railway from Riobamba-Palmira, in the province of Chimborazo. The task consisted of disarming the old road, earthwork and placement of sub-ballast (rock material). In the assembly of the new rail line is located 100,000 concrete sleepers and stretch curves and slopes were needed 16,000 wooden sleepers.

In Columbe and Colta causeways were performed (filled rock) and geo-drains to control the humidity caused by the proximity to Laguna de Colta.

Also six bridges were repaired in the areas of: Totorillas, two bridges in Chipo, San Juan, Chimborazo and Bridge Cement Black in Guamote. 59 level crossings and road crossings were built in Columbe and Guamote for maneuvering and changes in direction of the locomotive.

This week will be held the first test of railway in the stretch rehabilitated.

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The train arrived to Ambato

FOTOS RECORRIDO DE PRUEBA RBBA-AMBATO 4 DCBRE-2012 084-2- 1The train made the first trip on the railway stretch in Riobamba, Ambato. Yesterday at 07:00 the locomotive departed from the workshops of Riobamba, escorted by motorized police and Ecuador Railways personnel who conducted the security operation along the line restored.

With flowers and applauses the residents from the cantons Mocha, Cevallos and Ambato took to the streets to admire the passing train.

12 years ago they didn’t hear the whistle of the machine, said Zoila Arias 83, resident of Cevallos. In Ambato hundreds of students, workers and Mercado Mayorista sellers greeted the train. While others honk their cars and took pictures with cameras and cell phones.

These tours are conducted on all sections recovered after the delivery of the work of rehabilitation of the railroad.

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Ferrocarriles del Ecuador signed 3 interinstitutional agreements

DSC01538Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP), Corporación Ciudad Alfaro, Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado Municipal del Cantón Sucre and the Gobierno Provincial de Manabí signed three interinstitutional agreements.

With Corporación Ciudad Alfaro it was agreed that a permanent exhibition about the thought and the work of General Eloy Alfaro and railroad history will be show at the Centro Cívico Ciudad Alfaro.

The second agreement was signed by Carlos Gustavo Mendoza Rodriguez, Mayor of Sucre, and Jorge Eduardo Carrera, FEEP General Manager, for the implementation of a rail park in the neighborhood El Astillero in Bahia de Caráquez.

Finally, the third agreement was signed by the Prefect of Manabí, Mariano Zambrano, and FEEP Manager in order to recover cultural and tourism in the area corresponding to the iron bridge in the parish Canuto.

Besides the authorities, the event was attended by students of schools and high schools from Montecristi.

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Ferrocarriles del Ecuador received in the name of the national government top honors in Riobamba

EFE NOV-11-2012 5Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) awarded in the name of the National Government the decoration for Merit with the rank of Grand Cross "Pedro Vicente Maldonado" and Buttercup, maximum awards issued by the City of Riobamba.

Juan Salazar, mayor of Canton, presented the award to Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager of the company, into the context of the celebration of the solemn session of the 192 years of independence.

This is the second time that this award is given, the first time was for Lenin Moreno, current vice president of the republic.

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THE GUAMOTE'S TRAIN STATION HAS BEEN REHABILITATED

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After seven months of intervention, Guamote Station, located in Chimborazo province, is in the final stage of full recovery work.

Through preservation techniques can keep 100% of the original wooden structure of the building.

At the moment are placed porcelain floors and stone in the areas with the largest circulation, while in the public service offices are placed lacquered wood.

The historic station, located at 3,050 meters above sea level, will have spaces as: Café del Tren, Tienda del Tren, Museo del Tren, Plaza Artesanal del Tren and waiting room for tourists.



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Tren Ecuador were promoted in London

2012-11-07 11.33.46Tren Ecuador participated at the World Travel Market in London, tourism event, during this week. Ferrocarriles del Ecuador sent a delegation to participates in the stand of the country to provide information of the routes, rides and train services.

The participants of this event were travel agencies, local and international buyers, product managers and marketing managers of travel agencies, tour operators and travelers from Europe, South Africa and United States

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry - is now over for 2012. Tren Ecuador had a successful event and a unique opportunity to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business with the global travel trade.



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Ferrocarriles del Ecuador socialized train routes in Riobamba

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In Riobamba’s Station took place a press conference to socialize the new train routes: Tren del Hielo, Riobamba-Urbina-Riobamba y Sendero de los Ancestros, Riobamba- Colta-Riobamba.

The event was atended by the FEEP General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera and Alausí Mayor Clemente Taday. They talked about working together in Alausí.

Carrera also explained about the social programs Conciencia Social sobre Rieles (free) and Tren Social (reduced price), for vulnerable groups.

The main purpose is to democratize the use and enjoyment of heritage tourist train. These initiatives also are performed in the other routes enabled the rest of the country.

At the end some journalists could enjoy a press trip on the route Riobamba-Colta.

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Tren Ecuador opened a touristic refuge in Sibambe

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Tren Ecuador inaugurated the service named "Refugio del Tren", or train refuge, at Sibambe’s station as part of the tourist route Nariz del Diablo.

The service consists of accommodation in the old station, completely remodeled, and participating in activities such as horseback riding, a cultural evening with Andean music, campfire and canelazo.

The next day, tourists can learn about the native communities in the interpretive center "Puñuna Condor", enjoy the folkloric dance and buy some souvenirs at artisan square.

For more information call 1800 873637.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION


New train routes with high demand for the day off

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In Riobamba the new tourist offer with the routes:Tren del Hielo and Sendero de los Ancestros recorded a high demand of users.

About the holiday on October 12, many domestic tourists have chosen to enjoy the train journeys in these new sections. Similarly demand remains in the route Nariz del Diablo, in Alausí.

Trips include round-trip ticket, bilingual guidance, and the visit to the artisan square, the museum and the coffe shop.

For information and reservations contact 1-800 TRAINS or through the page: www.trenecuador.com




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TREN DEL HIELO AND SENDERO DE LOS ANCESTROS ARE IN SERVICE

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Tren del Hielo, Riobamba-Urbina-Riobamba, and Sendero de los Ancestros, Riobamba-Colta-Riobamba, are the new routes that Ferrocarriles del Ecuador offers to its users.

In Urbina was the opening event. Then the train went to Riobamba. There the people happily waved to the locomotive. Finally the train went to Colta, and there were the closing event.

Commercial operation of the two routes was opened on thursday October 4th.

Tren del Hielo offers a journey through the Chimborazo up to Urbina station located at 3.604 meters above the sea level. In this place the tourists can hike, meet the museum and the Café del Tren, where travelers can taste ice cream made with Chimborazo's ice.

Moreover, Sendero de los Ancestros offers tourists a spiritual connection with nature through healing therapies. In Colta the travelers also can take boat rides on the lake of the same name and visit the Church of the Balbanera, the first Catholic church built in Ecuador.

Tren Ecuador promotes new routes in 2012 FITE

DSC00711Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública (FEEP) participates in the tenth edition of the International Fair of Tourism of Ecuador, FITE, which takes place at Simon Bolivar Convention Center of Guayaquil, from 27 to 30 September.

Tren Ecuador is promoting the routes Tren del Hielo (Riobamba-Urbina-Riobamba) and Sendero de los Ancestros (Riobamba-Colta-Riobamba), this two routes will start to operate at October 4th. Also Tren de la Dulzura that joins Durán with Bucay and will operate on December.

Another product that is in the exhibition is the Refugio del Tren at Nariz del Diablo and the complete journey Durán- Quito.

30 countries with 350 expositors are participating at FITE.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION


2 people were sentenced for stealing railway items

via 001In Guayas two people: Miguel Ángel Jiménez Castillo and Iván Abel Pazmiño Toledo were sentenced for two years in jail for stealing railway items. The thieves were arrested by agents of the National Police in March, near the Duran Outlet Mall. The residents of the area informed about the steal of elements in the railway sector to the National Police.

The judgment was delivered this week, after finding that the thieves were subtracting parts of the railway line as bolts, pins and nails. The removal of these elements causes troubles and undermines the normal train operation.

Railways reminds citizens that the railroad belong to all ecuadorian people and also is a capital asset.


SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

18 international journalists traveled at the Tren de la Libertad

PERIODISTAS DURANTE EL RECORRIDOThe last Saturday Ferrocarriles del Ecuador received the visit of 18 journalists that works at international media specialized in Tourism. They traveled on the route called Tren de la Libertad, that connects Ibarra to Salinas.

At Salinas station they were received with traditional dancing named bomba. There they had traditional drinks like ovo juice prepared at the Café del Tren.

During the trip the journalists enjoyed the seven tunnels and two bridges that are part of the attractions of the route. Víctor Alcalde, Vision Latina journalist in Spain, said that the trip was a mix of adventure, culture and nature.

When the train arrived to Ibarra’s station they visited the Plaza Artesanal, they saw the handicrafts made by Imbabura's artisans.

At the end Ana Villarreal, northbranch Manager, talked to the international media about the operation and services of the train.

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Guamote’s station is rehabilitated in a 75%

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The rehabilitation at Guamote’s train station, located in Chimborazo, registers a 75% progress.

The work of preserving the building structure allowed to recover the original wood with the station was built, which dates from 1903.

Until this moment are placed porcelain floors and stone at the areas with the largest circulation, while in the public service offices will be located lacquered wood floors.

The historic station will have services like coffee shop Café del Tren, a museum Museo del Tren and handicrafts shop: Plaza antesanal del tren.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador will organize a socialization campaign with the community about road safety and care of heritage in the canton.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION


The `Nariz del Diablo’ route HAVE the quality certificate ISO 9001-2008

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Ferrocarriles del Ecuador organized two events to inform about the new quality certificate that the company obtained to the Nariz del Diablo route.

Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager, talked to authorities and the media at Alausí and Riobamba. There he received the certificates from Ivanova Rueda, who represents Bureau Veritas.

At the present times FEEP has certificates for Quito-Latacunga and Alausí-Sibambe. The next challenge is the Ibarra-Salinas certification.

The goal is to increase better service, maintain the certifications and generate more satisfaction to the users through a premium product.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

PRESS CONFERENCE AT RIOBAMBA’S TRAIN STATION

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At Riobamba's station Jorge Eduardo Carrera, FEEP General Manager, gave a press conference to present the facts regarding the derailment of wooden cars # 1425, # 1430 and # 1445.

This event occurred in Alausí on september 1st and was notified to the respective authorities who are in charge of investigations.

He indicated that both the equipment and machinery were properly insured. Now the investigators are calculating the amount of damage caused.

 

This action did not affected our company on the contrary we are reaffirming our commitment with Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, said the CEO.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION


A Dialogue between Ferrocarriles del Ecuador and tourism service providers

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Yesterday at the Riobamba’s station Jorge Eduardo Carrera, Ferrocarriles del Ecuador CEO, talked to tourism service providers, and members of restaurants and hotels.

Carrera also inspected the rehabilitation works progress in Riobamba.The audience showed interest because Chimborazo has many natural attractions that have to be join to the train trip. For example, the passangers who likes climbing mountains will be able to do it at Urbina.

Finally, Carrera said that the participation of public and private actors is a success key for the tourism that generate benefits to the communities who lives near the railroads.

 

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The train entrepreneurs were capacitated

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Yesterday at the Alausí’s train station the entreperneurs that are conected with Ferrocarriles del Ecuador social program received training activities.

The beneficiaries were from Nizag, Tolte, Sibambe, El Tambo, Urbina, Alausí, Riobamba y Colta. They are community member that are dedicated to craft, tourism, small production and interpretive centers.

The Waponi Consultant, project responsible, announced the purpose of the meeting: capacitate the providers of goods and services, according to the quality standards that the tourism sector requires.

María Belén Molina, (subgerente General FEEP), informed to the audience the issue of social profitability through employment generation in the areas of influence of the rail corridor. Actually with this program have created more than 2 000 directs or indirect jobs, she said.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

FERROCARRILES DEL ECUADOR PARTICIPATES AT THE PRESENTATION OF A NEW NATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

DSC00152The National Secretary of Planning and Development (Senplades in spanish) presented a new National Information System in Guayaquil. Ferrocarriles del Ecuador was invited.

The National Information System allows the access to the statistical and geographical information of the country. This tool collects data that will support the formulation of public policies and national planning proposals in the immediate future.

The beneficiaries are private and public companies and institutions like Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, local governments, high school and universities students and common citizens.

SOCIAL COMUNICATION

The Riobamba’s station is an 80% rehabilitated

FOTOS EST. RIOBAMBA-20 AGO-12 047Rehabilitation works at Riobamba’s train station are in the final phase.

The project includes the restoration, paint and walls treatments of the 1925’s old building. There's over 80% finished.

The tasks that are ready includes windows, gypsum, floors, tiles and the restrooms.

The inauguration event will be in september.


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THE PROGRAM CONCIENCIA SOCIAL SOBRE RIELES IS OPENED IN EL TAMBO

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With the participation of 27 boys and girls with special abilities belonging to the Foundation “Jesús para los niños”, Ferrocarriles del Ecuador began the program “Conciencia Social sobre Rieles” in the canton of El Tambo, province of Canar.

This program consist in the free access to the train tour, in the different sections operable, giving priority to vulnerable groups: as children and adolescents of public schools, elderly and persons with special needs, victims of some form of violence or accessing the Human Development Bond .

 This activity will take place every Wednesday and has the participation of the Ministries of Education, Sports, Tourism, Economic and Social Inclusion, Fapani and Ferrocarriles del Ecuador. These organizations have signed an agreement of cooperation.

The children enjoyed the route Coyoctor El Tambo, also knew about the ancient history of the Archaeological Center "Baños del Inca".

 SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

 THE STRETCH-SIBAMBE BUCAY PROGRESS HAS 60%

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The rehabilitation of the 44 km of track between Bucay and Sibambe, in the province of Chimborazo, has 60% of completion.

At the moment is disarmed the entire line, was held on removal of old wooden sleepers, aligning work surface and the base or basic works such as construction of sub-drains, walls and culverts.

While, in urban areas of the canton Cumanda is already armed the railway. In the sectors of Ventura and San Juan placement of concrete sleepers are moving quickly, thanks of the use of a machine known as “Pórtico”.

150 workers from areas adjacent to the site, carry out recovery efforts of the railway line for which they are distributed on multiple fronts.

In Cumandá there is provided a materials collection center, considering the proximity to places operated.

There are 36 bridges over the river Chanchán, within the stretch-Sibambe Bucay, which will be fully recovered.

The work has a cost USD 24’577.428 and is executed by the association Edinco. At the end of this year the work will be conclude.

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REOPENING OF THE STRETCH QUITO-LATACUNGA

bolicheFerrocarriles del Ecuador informs our users and the general public the reopen of the routes: Avenida de los Volcanes (Quito–Latacunga-Quito) and Camino al Boliche (Quito-Boliche-Quito), from Friday June 15th. In normal schedule 08:00 and 08:15.

We remind to the national and foreign tourists that also are in service the following routes: Sendero de Arrozales (Durán-Yaguachi-Durán), Nariz del Diablo (Alausí-Sibambe-Alausí), Baños del Inca (El Tambo-Coyoctor-El Tambo) and Tren de la Libertad (Ibarra-Salinas-Ibarra).

Reserves to buy tickets and enjoy the tourist rail service can be made by calling 1800 TRENES (873637).

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

IN FIRM STEP THE WORK IS IN PROGRESS IN THE TRAIN STATION OF RIOBAMBA

est. riobamba mayo 15-2012Distributed working on two fronts, a team of thirty workers carried out the tasks of restoration and recovery of Riobamba train station, which dates from 1925.

The project includes the rehabilitation of the existing building and construction of a new two-story building, with spaces for multi-purpose room, library, toy library and railway, restrooms, retail and restaurant area and cafeteria.

The structure is reinforced concrete, finished with porcelain. Meanwhile, in the old station, placement is made floors and wooden bleachers of chanul.

The facility will have box office, administrative offices and customer service. Additionally, in the old shopping arcade will enable the new "Train Artisan Square."

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, also offer the service of tourist trains, stations plan to convert meeting space cultural, artistic and educational, so designed the construction of the "Arena Theatre" to perform such activities.

The restoration of the railway station, launched in January 2012 and is in charge of architect Cesar Donoso.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

GENERAL MANAGER OF FERROCARRILES DEL ECUADOR MET WITH GOVERNOR OF GUAYAS

20120515The General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, met with the Governor of Guayas, Viviana Bonilla, to inform the new official on the progress of the railway rehabilitation in relation to the province.

During the appointment Jorge Eduardo Carrera showed as it was before the railway system rehabilitation and change now evident in all facilities of FEEP, including the Durán – Yaguachi via known as the rout of Sendero de Arrozales.

The Governor, Viviana Bonilla, was reported about the employment generation and development of the tourism recovery and the use of this heritage asset has led to the cantons, where there is railway operation.

As a result of the meeting, the Governor said that since this the promotion of the train will be supported to teach each and all of the Ecuadorians know and enjoy this heritage.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

REOPENING OF THE ROAD MACHACHI FESTIVO

img 2659 hdrFerrocarriles del Ecuador informs our users and the general public the reopen of the route Machachi Festivo (Quito-Machachi-Quito), from Friday 11 May. In normal schedule 08h15.

This route was suspended, on 12 April, due to the execution of sewerage works by the Municipal Water and Sewer System Company, which directly affected the railroad.

The routes: Camino al Boliche (Quito-El Boliche-Quito), Páramo Infinito (Machachi-El Boliche-Machachi) and Avenida de los Volcanes (Quito-Latacunga-Quito) are not coming into operation by the time, since the Municipal Water and Sewer System Company continues its work. We shall inform the operation of the same in the coming days.

We remind that are in service the tourist service routes: Sendero de Arrozales (Durán-Yaguachi-Durán), Nariz del Diablo (Alausí-Sibambe-Alausí), Baños del Inca (El Tambo-Coyoctor-El Tambo) and Tren de la Libertad (Ibarra-Salinas-Ibarra).

Reserves to buy tickets and enjoy the tourist rail service can be made by calling 1800 TRENES (873637).

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

104 PEOPLE ENJOY THE PANORAMIC CARS OF TREN ECUADOR

convoy panoramico 001Three new panoramic cars began their operations on the route Alausí-Sibambe, better known as "Nariz del Diablo." The first trip of the traffic equipment that incorporates the rail network was held on Thursday 26 April, after a special event in the remodeled station Alausí, province of Chimborazo.

"The train is the main attraction, but the population must be prepared to offer a good hosting service, best cuisine and leisure activities for visitors, only in 2011 boarded the train in Alausí, over 40,000 tourists," he said FEEP General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera.

In parallel, presented the program "Vive tu Tren", which consists of a free exit of the railway with residents of surrounding of the canton Alausí, handicrafts and tourism associations, institutions, schools and parish councils, among others. The trip will take place every week for the next 5 months.

This in order that the community is a participant, enjoy and learn about the heritage train, now destined for tourist use, which promotes Ferrocarriles del Ecuador.

The 104 guests boarded the cars tourists scenic Alausí Station, heading for the "Nariz del Diablo." Inside each car a welcoming guide to visitors, while commenting on the history and legends of the train.

Commercial operation of the Product Tour 2012 for domestic and foreign tourists, began on Friday April 27th with Standard and Standard Plus services.

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THREE PANORAMIC CARS OPERATE IN "NARIZ DEL DIABLO"

img 55361After completing the respective technical tests, Ferrocarriles del Ecuador starts this Thursday, April 26, the tourism operation with the three panoramic cars, built in Spain, in the stretch-Sibambe-Alausí Alausí, called the Nariz del Diablo route.

The official presentation of the new towed equipment that integrates the rail network will take place at the Alausí station at 14:00, additionally the signed of agreements with three community associations:

• Asociación Desarrollo Comunitario Tolte

• Asociación de Turismo Comunitario Agroartesanal de Nizag

• Asociación Nariz del Diablo.

The aim is to attract tourists, generating economic development opportunities for the people involved.

In this manner Tren Ecuador opens its Standard and Standard Plus products, which include guidance and consumer coupon in the Café del Tren. In the case of Standard Plus, also feature in-flight service.

The panoramic cars provide comfort and scenic tourist comfort; each has an average capacity of 40 people. They have internal air conditioning, drinking water, restrooms, and a pneumatic suspension to give softness and balance in the movement on the railroad.

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URBINA STATION IN REHABILITATION

urbinaWith three work fronts distributed in different areas, you run the comprehensive restoration project Urbina Station, located at Km 262 of the railroad Riobamba - Ambato.

A first team of workers makes the assembly of the new roof, removal of shingle and part of the sheathing, which was in poor condition due to the humidity.

In the rear block of the season, the second group of workers building the restrooms and space for guardianship. Finally, the third team removed the interior and exterior painting and treats the ceiling.

The building will have two areas. The first is intended for the Customer Service area and waiting room accommodation. While in the second area will be located an interpretation center and a museum about the history of "Hielero of Chimborazo."

Urbina Station is the highest in the country, located at 3,609 meters and is part of the national railway rehabilitation undertaken by the National Government, through Public Company Ferrocarriles del Ecuador.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

REHABILITATION OF RAILWAY IS SOCIALIZED IN MILAGRO

milagro30 people in the neighborhood Social Security, of the cantón Milagro, attended the day of socialization concerning the rehabilitation of the railway, Ferrocarriles del Ecuador by the company and the contractor Conferro.

The meeting discussed issues about jobs that run to rehabilitate the railway and its care, the security issue has aroused interest among the habitants, who listened carefully to the advice of Don Ferro to avoid accidents, especially when the train is in return for this county.

During the activity, the magazine also featured Colorín Colorriel No. 4 materials with which Ferrocarriles del Ecuador illustrated children about the importance and care of the Ecuadorian train.

Attendees welcomed the return of the train and expressed their desire to participate in the care and proper use of the heritage.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

SOCIAL AWARENESS COMMUNITY RAIL BENEFITS OF DURAN

duranOn Wednesday 25 person, including children and adults, the Cooperative Maldonado of Duran performed at no cost, travel by train in the rice fields Trail route, Duran - Yaguachi as part of Social Consciousness On Rails.

During the trip the beneficiaries were able to appreciate the agricultural landscape of the area, Yaguachi station made several group dynamics and later visited the most important places of the canton, as the Cathedral of San Jacinto.

For Maria Eugenia Santiana the Rails Awareness Program, "is an excellent choice for all citizens have access to the heritage train, children can learn in an entertaining history of the railroad."

The Social Awareness program on Rails in rice fields Trail route continues to reach the most vulnerable population. The project started in November 2010, on the coast has mobilized more than 1,700 people.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

NEWEST COLTA'S TRAIN STATION ADVANCES AS SCHEDULED

As a part of the railway rehabilitation project, undertaken by the government through Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, is carried out the comprehensive restoration of the Colta's train station, province of Chimborazo.

The project contemplated the withdrawal of the previous structure, clearing debris and excavation of foundations. These are raised on the two floors of the new building. On this stand the two floors of the new building.

On the back will be built partially covered platform on which we can develop artistic and cultural events. The train station will have areas of customer service and administration.

Also decorating jobs are performed on the outside, by placing lights around the Roads and mezzanine.

The construction is mixed, due to the use of concrete materials, brick, wood and glass. Colta's train station maintains harmony with the seasons of yesteryear, but with modern functionality.

The souvenirs and crafts sold in the shop and artisan square of the train, will be exposed in a railway carriage, adapted for this purpose.

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 PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPOSITION "MIRADAS DE LA FRONTERA"

miradas de la frontera"Miradas de la Frontera" is a window of expression developed an experimental workshop for young people of the northern border of the provinces of Esmeraldas, Carchi y Sucumbios, a space to tell their reality through a camera.

 

It aims to project a trip to the northern border where within each stop of the exhibition; you can know and appreciate the work of these young people that present in a different way, real and unique their living environment, where young, women, children, refugees and migrants are exposed to adverse conditions, but nevertheless give the message "that North is not only borders."

The photographic exposition "Miradas de la Frontera", initiative of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, will open on Friday 16 March at 18h30 in Chimbacalle station, it will remain at the station from this date until March 25 the hours of 08h00 to 16h30.

Additionally, this exposition will travel through several stations of the train for the exposure of the sample at the following stations:

• Chimbacalle: March 16 to March 25

• Tambillo: March 29 to April 8

• Latacunga: April 12 to April 22

• Alausí: April 26 to May 6

• Durán: May 10 to May 20

• Ibarra: May 31 to June 10

This exhibition framed the activities of Proyecto Fomento de Seguridad Integral en la Frontera Norte FOSIN, as an Ecuadorian Government initiative, funded by the European Union, executed by the German Technical Cooperation GIZ, under the Policy of Plan Ecuador, supported by the Foundation Chulpicine

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

 LYING IS PERFORMED IN THE ROUTE YAGUACHI – BUCAY

dibujoThe rehabilitation of the road-Bucay Yaguachi runs according to plan by the company Conferro, construction contractor. Daily 900 meters of way are assembled for which performs the laying of wooden “sleepers” and rails from Naranjito to Yaguachi.

As part of the work in the urban area of Milagro, is performed a excavation and leveling of land so as to establish the containment walls of the track.

 Also in this city is being rehabilitated the railway bridge that is over the river Milagro, damaged parts were removed and is readjusting the structure.
 
In addition, the Filial Litoral de Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, which corresponds to section Duran - Yaguachi consistently performed maintenance works on the way.

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

 TREN ECUADOR PARTICIPATES IN THE ANATO FAIR 2012

ANATO 2012Tren Ecuador participates in the ANATO FAIR 2012, which began this Wednesday 29th of February at 14h00 in Bogotá – Colombia with the presence of the Republic's Vicepresident, Lenin Moreno. Ecuador is the special guest country at this international event.

Bettween the activities that Ecuador has to meet as a guest of honor is the opening scheduled for 19:00. Tomorrow FEEP participate in a news conference with Quito Tourism and Avianca - Taca.

As delegate of FEEP participates Maria Belen Molina, General Vicemanager, who among other topics and highlight the tourist increase that the product train Ecuador has had, from 40,000 in 2010 to 90,807 in 2011. The projection for this year is 127,000.

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TREN ECUADOR WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE ANATO FAIR 2012

Tren Ecuador will participate in the ANATO Fair 2012, to be held in Bogota, Colombia, from February 29 to March 2. At the stand number 15, with an adaptation to reality of the 4 regions of the Ecuador: Costa, Sierra, Amazonía y Galápagos, will be Tren Ecuador.

In the Stand of Ecuador, guest country to ANATO 2012, has an area of 500 m2. Also, there are going to be involved public institutions tourism-related, operators and service providers, which be identified with their respective logos.

TREN ECUADOR will participate with MINTUR and Quito TURISMO in some of the activities below:

- Appointment in the Embassy of Ecuador in Bogota.

- Inauguration event.

- Press conference together with Quito Turismo.

- Press Breakfast with media representatives.

- Presentation event for Ecuador like a destiny.

All these events are reflected in the participation of Ecuador as a tourist destination at the Fair Vitrina Turistica ANATO 2012.

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BUST OF ELOY ALFARO OPENED THE STATION IN DURAN

In the railroad Eloy Alfaro of Duran was unveiled the bust of General Eloy Alfaro Delgado, which is part of the works by the Manabita sculptor Ivo Uquillas Bermeo, inspired on the "Old Fighter".

The Chancellor Ricardo Patiño, the Minister Coordinator for Heritage, María Fernanda Espinosa, the General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, the artist, local authorities and the community of Duran attended the event which is part of the Commemoration of 100 years of the "Hoguera Bárbara".

After the unveiling of the bust, was performed the opening of the Dock in the Station Eloy Alfaro in Duran which is part of the rehabilitation process of the national railroad.

The attendees traveled the dock that has a length of 220 meters with an intervention area of 7,000 square meters, approximately. For the construction where placed rockfill systems and coating that do not affects the environment and also conserve the existing flora and fauna.

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A replica of the station of Durán, characterized the stand of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, which attracted tens of visitors. They wanted to know about the offer of excursions, which the company is promoting as tourist products for the year 2011.

 Thus, the participation of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador in the International Fair of Tourism in Ecuador, concluded successfully after four days of exhibition at the Convention Center “Simon Bolivar” in Guayaquil.

The routes : Sendero de Arrozales (Durán–Yaguachi), Nariz del Diablo (Alausí-Sibambe), Camino al Boliche y Machachi Festivo (Quito-Latacunga) y El Tren de la Libertad (Ibarra-Salinas), were the big attraction for the ones who are looking for new options of getting to know the country.

The characters of Eloy Alfaro, his wife and “Don Ferro” made the company´s stand alive. The participants were informed about the new routes and could taste the typical food and drinks of Yaguachi, which were promoted by the community tour operator “Kislizrous.

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The directors of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Public Company FEEP held a meeting in the office of General Management in the restored station of Eloy Alfaro.

The directors of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Public Company FEEP held a meeting in the office of General Management in the restored station of Eloy Alfaro. The group was formed by the Minister of Tourism, Freddy Ehlers, representatives of the Ministry Coordinator of Heritage, Juan Carlos Coellar, and the National Secretary of Planning (Senplades), Augusto Espinosa, as well as the General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, Jorge Eduardo Carrera

In this meeting were discussed, among other important matters, the presentation of the progress of the rehabilitation process of the railway system focused on three fundamental core points: infrastructure, tourism and local development and entrepreneurial management.

It was also presented the comparative study of railway companies in management of human resources and its application as well as the operation and maintenance of touristic trains.

On the other hand , was presented and approved the Annual Investment Plan 2010 in accordance with the established in article 9, reference number 2 of the Organic Law of Public Companies – LOEP.

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Ferrocarriles del Ecuador is participating in the 8th edition of the International Fair of Tourism.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador is participating in the 8th edition of the International Fair of Tourism in Ecuador (FITE), which starts today at the Convention center “Simon Bolivar” in Guyaquil.

The stand of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador attracts a lot of visitors especially with the presence of the characters of Eloy Alfaro , his wife as well as “Don Ferro”, a company character created to promote the rehabilitation process of the railway system in this country.

In this even which takes place until the 19th of this month, the railway company promotes the Excursion - its new tourist products for the year 2011.

For these adventurous train rides, Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, offers 5 routes: Sendero de Arrozales which goes Durán – Yaguachi – Durán, Nariz del Diablo, Camino al Boliche, Machachi Festivo y El Tren de la Libertad.

In this promotional activity participates also the community tourist agency Kislizrous from Yaguachi. Together with the railway company is being promoted the typical food of this area and the tourist attractions of the route Sendero de Arrozales.

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The interest to do the train ride of the route Durán – Yaguachi is steady.

The interest to do the train ride of the route Durán – Yaguachi is steady. Since it was opened on August 13 2010, the tourists come every day to the station of Durán to buy tickets.

The departure with a higher demand is the one that leaves at 13:00. This schedule is preferred by families and groups of friends, who enjoy the first train route opened in the Coast region.

High school and university students are also frequent travelers of this route. Accompanied by their teachers and professors they are interested in getting to know the importance of the railroads.

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A MURAL CREATED BY THE CHILDERN OF CHIMBACALLE

Children of summemuralr holiday workshop create a mural.

Yesterday, the train station Eloy Alfaro was the stage of the closing of the first summer holiday workshop “The train, history and identity” organized by the Ferrocarriles del Ecuador.

Last week 70 children, between 3 and 12 years old, from the Chimbacalle neighborhood took the station. They learned techniques of painting, drawing the photography, and also enjoyed a trip by railcar to the Recreational Area of Boliche. In charge of these activities was the collective Tranvía Cero, a group of young people who promote the art and culture in this sector.

The closing event was assisted by the children’s families. In the main event hall were exhibited their works of art: Paintings, drawings with crayons, aquarelles, collages and pictures which were the results of all the activities that took place during the week.

Silvia Vimos, a member of Tranvía Cero, emphasized the work done and the importance of this workshop as a space of citizen’s ownership of the railroads. Meanwhile David Silva , 4 years old, thanked his instructors for “teaching me how to paint and draw.

Jorge Eduardo Carrera, General Manager of Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, mentioned that this workshop is the first activity to be done with the “neighbors” from Chimbacalle, as a part of the mutual work to recover this emblematic space.

A mural, done by the older ones, on the wall of the station facing the street Sincholagua, is the footprint of this first children´s workshop. The event ended with the presentation of diplomas and a picture of all the participants on the steam locomotive.

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CHILDREN ENJOY THE SUDSC05181MMER HOLIDAY CAMP “THE TRAIN HISTORY AND IDENTITY”

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador is carrying out a summer holiday camp in coordination with the community of Chimbacalle.

Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Pública, organizes the summer vacation camp “The train history and identity”. The objective is to evoke the consciousness over the use, looking after and enjoying of the Cultural Heritage of the Railroads, starting with the children of the community of Chimbacalle.

Since Monday, 23 of August, 70 minors of age between 4 and 12 years, could live the experience of the railroads, strengthen their artistic capacities and talents, know and recognize Ecuador as a megadiverse country, enjoying the cultural heritage train of touristic use.

With the support of the collective Tranvía Cero, the children could learn the diverse techniques of drawing, sketching in the creation of a mural, techniques of painting, the use of a paintbrush, photography and video.

The little ones will enjoy this summer holiday camp until next Sunday 30 of August, 2010.

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TALLERDEPLANIFICACIN13-05-2010033RAILROADS OF ECUADOR: PLAN OF CONTINGENCY WITH YAGUACHI AND DURAN

 The Management of Railroad planning of the Ecuador Public company, realized on the 13th and 14th of this month, two meetings works with political and social actors of Durán and Yaguachi. The aim was to elaborate of joint form a Plan of Contingency for the operation of the railroad.

In the event the railroad civil servants of the Ecuador raised information about the different risks that can appear during the tour of the train in the route Duran-Yaguachi.

The representatives of the Fire brigade, Civil Defense, Policeman, Department of Health and Parochial Meetings of the mentioned cantons, mentioned as one of the activities of major risk for the train, the assaults of the delinquency.

In order that this fact does not affect the patrimonial train of tourist use, the analyst of railroad planning of Ecuador, Fernando Yanez, stood out the importance of the interinstitutional work. This will allow to have a clear program of actions to take, before any emergency or accident; as well as across the constant training.

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FERROCARRILES DEL ECUADOR AND DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM GIVE WORKSHOP IN YAGUACHI

In the Center Feminist of Yaguachi, Railroads of Ecuador, Public company and the Department of Tourism realized a Workshop of Induction for the training of the lenders of food services and drinks of this canton.

 The aim of this workshop, was to coordinate a schedule for the training that the owners and employees of restaurants will receive on food safety and hospitality to the tourists. The purpose is to achieve that more visitors come to this canton, which they could enjoy the near tour of the patrimonial train of tourist use and the attractions: natural, cultural, religious and historical of this population.


David Carranco was the technician of the Department of Tourism who realized the induction. At the conclusion of the workshop, the assistants promised to take part in the trainings in a schedule from Monday until Friday of 16h00 to 18h00. The date for these courses will be defined later.

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In the Center of Duran's Conventions was presented the documentary.

In the Center of Duran's Conventions, this Thursday, Railroads of Ecuador Public company presented the documentary " In the train of my people gentlemen ".

This cultural activity forms part of the sociability of the project of railway rehabilitation that is executed in the country.

To the event came the General Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, and other civil servants of Railroads of Ecuador. In addition, the Mayor of Duran, Dalton Narváez, councilmen of the canton, representatives of the Government and of the Prefecture of Guayas. As well as also leaders of organizations mires, socials and communals of the canton that Yaguachi waits for the inauguration of the route Duran-Yaguachi.

At the conclusion of the presentation of the documentary, which lasts 80 minutes, the engineer Carrera and the economist Narváez, agreed to continue working together in order that the return of the train to Duran is a mechanism of local development for the inhabitants of this canton.

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RAILROADS OF ECUADOR ADVANCES IN THE WORKS OF YAGUACHI'S STATION

This Thursday press conference was realized on the new station.

This Thursday the General Manager of Railroads of Ecuador Public company, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, together with the mayor of Yaguachi, Daniel Avecilla and other civil servants of the FEEP, announced in a press conference realized in the new station of this canton, the advances of the work in the route Duran - Yagachi.

On the station the engineer Carerra demonstrated that this infrastructure will be completely finished in two weeks. The place will have an area of tourist information, a room of exhibitions, the ticket office, between other dependences, which will serve to stimulate the development of the canton across the activity of the railroad.

Yaguachi's new station has 350 square meters of construction, and is located where the previous infrastructure was, which was done 100 years ago. USD 180 000 were invested for the building and his original design remains. The quantity of units that are in use in the route Duran - Yaguachi will depend on the passengers' flow that realize this tour, which would be inaugurated in next June.

Carrera demonstrated that the rehabilitation of the railway system, not only it consists of the repair of the roads, to restore the routes, but in the creation of products that allow that the use of the patrimonial train of tourist, has profitability and long-term sustainability. For it, stood out the collaboration of Yaguachi's Municipality in the accomplishment of the works.

From his part, the Mayor, Daniel Avecilla, indicated that his administration is executing complementary works, as the urban regeneration of central streets of the canton, which will allow Yaguachi's tourist development. Also it reported on the creation of a tourist operator, in order that this canton should offer places for know who they come to the station.

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SYSTEM OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT IS IMPLEMENTED IN RAILROADS OF ECUADOR

Generation of days of training for Regional North.

The Management of Railroad planning of Ecuador, giving continuity to the process of implementation of the system of Quality management, developed a day of training to the personnel of Regional North.

The facilitator was Santiago Bridge, member of the consulting equipment and Fernando Yánez, Coordinator of the Project.

The used methodology was a general workshop for the induction towards the process of Quality management contemplated in the Norm ISO9001:2008. Then was proceeded to the work for areas and the elements that contemplate the process manuals of each one of them.

During the day it was put on emphasis in the politics of quality, the aims and railroad goals of Ecuador in the present stage. To guarantee the training, a series of dynamics were realized where was outlined the participation of Carlos Cortez, Michael Lechón, Santiago Simbaña, Wilson Ortiz, Manuel Félix, Edwin Paz y Miño and Eliana Ferigra.

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RAILROADS OF ECUADOR INSPECTED THE INTERSECTIONS TRAFFIC IN YAGUACHI

Technical personnel of Railroads of Ecuador realizad tours by the crossroads in Yaguachi.

Railroad technical personnel of Ecuador Public company, FEEP, realized a new tour for the traffic crossings that are close to the railroad, in this occasion the visit was effected in Yaguachi and the peripheral zones of this canton.

The Manager of Operations of FEEP, engineer Byron Prado, together with the General Supervisor of Public Works of the Municipality of Yaguachi, architect Felipe Alvarado and the Chief of Detachment of the Commission of Traffic of the Guayas in this canton, sergeant Ricardo Monserrate, they inspected the intersections that are before Yaguachi's station, up to the crossings that are located in the sector known as Casiguana.

In agreement to the abundance of cars that circulate along the sector and to preserve the safety of the inhabitants and transients, the civil servants defined which intersections will be closed to the vehicle traffic . And also in wich crossings will install semaphores to themselves and signposting to guarantee a better operability of the train in the route Duran - Yaguachi.

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THE RAILROADS OF ECUADOR MANAGER RECEIVES VISIT OF THE POLITICAL CHIEF OF THEY LAST

The Manager of EcuadorIan Railroads received the Political Chief of the canton Durán.

The Manager of Railroads of Ecuador Public company, FEEP; engineer Jorge Eduardo Carrera, received in Duran's Railway Complex, to the Political Chief of the canton, lawyer Rolando Guadalupe, with whom Yaguachi realized a tour by the route Duran-Yaguachi.

The engineer Carrera showed to the lawyer Guadelupe the advance of the works that are realized in the workshop, in the court of maneuvers, in the skeleton of the couples that establish themselves in the route with the union of the rails and the ties; between other areas, as the place where they guard the machineries considered historical heritage and the construction of Duran's new station.

Continuing with the tour the Manager of the FEEP and the Political Chief of Duran, they were in the Citadel El Recreo and in the Cooperative 28 de Agosto, sectors in which the Railway Consortium already is stretching the route of agreement to the chronogram of work.

The engineer Carrera and the lawyer Guadelupe at the conclusion of the visit, they agreed to support a constant communication for future meetings, which allow the community across his diverse actors to know the work that realizes Railroads of Ecuador in Duran.

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NEW COMPANY: RAILROADS OF ECUADOR, PUBLIC COMPANY (FEEP)

The President of the Republic, economist Rafael Correa gave origin to the new Company.

By means of executive decree N º 313, issued this Tuesday, the 6th of April, 2010, the President of the Republic, economist Rafael Correa, gave origin to the new Company Railroads of Ecuador, Public company (FEEP).

addition, his coordination will be at the expense of the Coordinating Department of Heritage.

The aims of the new Company are, between others, to give services of tourists' transport, to administer the railway national infrastructure, nowadays existing and future, to implement a railway politics of safety.

With the faculty that possesses the Ecuadorian State, this public company has been created to the service of the company, in order to expire with the disposition established in the Public companies' Organic Law to regulate the organization and functioning of the same one and to establish new policies of administrative, economic control, financial and management.

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RAILROAD COMPANY OF ECUADOR AND UNITED KINGDOM SIGNS AGREEMENT OF COOPERATION

In order to facilitate the rehabilitation of Ecuadorian locomotives and to collaborate in the design of 3 new railway museums in Ecuador.

In order to facilitate the rehabilitation of Ecuadorian locomotives and to collaborate in the design of 3 new railway museums in Ecuador, in the city of York, United Kingdom, last March 26 there was signed an agreement of cooperation and technical assistance between the representatives of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE) and of the National Museum of Railroads (NRM) of the United Kingdom.

The Manager of Ecuadorian Railroads, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, indicated the importance of the project of 250 million dollars that will benefit to a population estimated of 6 million persons in 10 provinces and that the most important project represents " in terms of local development. ",

The Director of the NRM demonstrated that they rely on wide experience in the railway topic (the train was invented in this country) and that the museum of York is the biggest of his type in the world.

The agreement signed with the presence of the representative of the Embassy of Ecuador in the United Kingdom, will allow to take advantage of the experience in rehabilitation and repair of locomotives that has the National Museum of Railroads of the United Kingdom, at the same time as it creates a roadmap for the collaboration in the design of railroads´ museums in Ecuador.

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Continuing with the processes raised for the rehabilitation of the Ecuadorian railroad and the positioning of the new Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, the EFE is implementing the System of Management of Corporate and Operative Security, of which the Plan of Contingencies forms a part.

Inside the programming of the Management of Planning, it was established to realize different courses and workshops which intention is to safeguard the integrity of our clients and to improve the quality of the offered service.

In the previous days, personnel of the Red Cross, qualified in the first aids to the operative personnel of the EFE that realizes accompaniment in routes of traffic. The above mentioned training, constitutes an important step to guarantee a quality service in our patrimonial train of tourist use.

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MANAGER OF OPERATIONS OF THE EFE TALKS WITH THE MAYOR OF MILAGRO

Meeting between the Operations Manager and the Mayor of Milagro.

The Manager of Operations of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE), Byron Prado, met the mayor of Milagro, Francisco Asan. The motive of the meeting was to treat on the works that the EFE is going to realize in this canton in conformity with the work planned for the rehabilitation of the railway system of the country.

The engineer Meadow proposed to the mayor Asan the signature of an agreement that it allows him the Railroad company of the State, to recover a space of 7.000 km2 that have been occupied by the community and that for belonging to the EFE, are a part of the route where the train will pass by Milagro.

In addition, the Manager of Operations and the Mayor agreed to continue talking in order that in the future, the old station of Milagro get restore and become a museum.

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COMPANY OF ECUADORIAN RAILROADS RATIFIES AGREEMENT IN SPAIN

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads together with RENFE and FEVE, ratify agreement in Spain

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE), unitedly with RENFE and FEVE, Spanish public companies who deal with the travelers' railway transport and goods, have agreed to reinforce and to extend his links by means of an Agreement of Cooperation, particularly regarding technical assistance as for Operative Management and formation of Human Resources.

The Agreement, which had been signed previously in Quito, Galo Chiriboga Zambrano was ratified today in Madrid by the General Manager of EFE, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, and the presidents of RENFE and FEVE, Teófilo Serrano Beltrán and Angel Villalba Álvarez, respectively, with the ambassador of the Ecuador in Spain, as witness of honor.

After the act of ratification of the Agreement, the representative of the Ecuadorian company of Railroads, accompanied by the ambassador Chiriboga and executives of RENFE and FEVE, offered a press conference in which he refered to the decision of the Ecuadorian government to undertake a process of transformation and development of the railway national system for revival as a revitalizing axis of the local economies, specially into the tourist area.

Jorge Eduardo Carrera indicated that the experience of the Spanish public companies in technology of forefront applied to the railway sector, as well as in management, operation and training, they were elements that affected in the decision of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads to deepen the cooperation to optimize the sector, especially in the relating thing to projects of recovery, rehabilitation and modernization of the railway networks in the Ecuador.

In the frame of the mentioned Agreement, the managerial entity Spanish Railroads of Narrow Rail (FEVE) has signed with the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads the first contract for the supply and installation of nine equipments towed (cars lounge, cafeteria and truck of energy) for the implantation of the Tourist Train called.

The Tourist Train, which Duran will join with Quito, will be composed by material of first class and luxury, including levels of comfort like air conditioning, panoramic large windows, areas of leisure, bathrooms, bar, scullery, etc. And, as added the general manager of EFE, the contract includes technical assistance and training, with a total budget of twelve million dollars.

The railway Ecuadorian network, which construction began in 1873, includes, the section called " Nariz del Diablo ", singular work of engineering constructed at the beginning of last century in a mountain of completely perpendicular rock placed in the central Andes of Ecuador, from where, with a bold tracing in zipper (zigzag), fall in scarcely two kilometres from almost 2.000 meters above sea level to 800 meters, to enter the plain of the coastal Pacific Ocean.

The railroad of Ecuador, traditionally postponed, received special impulse with the current Government of the president Rafael Correa, who in April, 2008 incorporated it into the Cultural Heritage of the State, involving in his rehabilitation to six departments, local governments and other institutions.

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COMPANY OF ECUADORIAN RAILROADS RATIFIES AGREEMENT IN SPAIN

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads and the Embassy of Ecuador in Spain, with the support of the Coordinating Department of Heritage announce the ratification of the agreement signed between the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, the National Network of Railroads of Spain (RENFE) and the precursor network of more extensive metric route of Europe; Spanish Narrow-gauge railroads.

The agreement with RENFE and FEVE, institutions assigned to the Department of Promotion of the Government of Spain, entity with personnel specialized in rolling machinery, will offer support to the EFE in what concerns technical assistance as for Operative Management and Formation of Human Resources.

It is necessary to highlight that in this important act, which will develop in Madrid, they will be present the Ambassador of Ecuador in Spain, Galo Chiriboga, the General Manager of the Company of Ecuadoran Railroads, Jorge Eduardo Carrera and representatives of RENFE and FEVE.

It dates: Tuesday on March 23, 2010

Hour: 12:00 (Hour of Spain)

Place: Offices of RENFE-Madrid

For major information to communicate with Ramiro Gavilanes Added of Press. Tel 915 627 215 - ext 208. Fax 917450244 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cellular 626 523 306. Mayra Meadow, Boss of Communication Company of Ecuadoran Railroads. Tel 5932 585710, ext 121 / Cel 593 87559592 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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SPANISH TECHNICAL PERSONNEL RATIFY SUPPORT IN RAILWAY TOPIC

Jose Antonio Rodríguez, Manager of Tourist Trains observes the decrease of the locomotive to Sibambe's Station.

Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, crossed this day on Wednesday, the 17th of March the route Alausí - Sibambe together with the delegation of technical personnel and Spanish specialists.

The basic aim of this visit was to observe the works of railway rehabilitation, to evaluate and to offer support to the EFE in what concerns technical assistance as for Operative Management.

This trip was presided by the Director of International Relations of FEVE, Jose Antonio Sebastián; the Manager of Tourist Trains, Jose Antonio Rodríguez; the Manager of Goods, Luis Cao and the Manager of Locomotives, Jorge Cuervo, as well as also the mayor of Alauí, Clemente Taday

At his arrival to Sibambe's station, the Spanish delegation demonstrated his amazement for the beauty of the sector, simultaneously that ratified the commitment to advise in topics of technical assistance and as for Operative Management.

This visit to the route of the railroad makes it to him before the trip of the Manager to Madrid next March 23, place where there will be ratified the agreement signed between EFE, RENFE and FEVE.

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MANAGER OF THE EFE RE-MEETS MAYORS OF DURAN AND YAGUACHI

The Manager of the Railroad company, supported meetings works with the mayors of Duran and Yaguachi.

The Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE), Jorge Eduardo Carrera, supported meetings works with the mayors of Durán, Dalton Narváez, and of Yaguachi, Daniel Avecilla.

During the meeting of this Friday, in Durán's Municipality, the engineer Carrera explained the advance of the works in the route Durán-Yaguachi. Also he informed about the construction of the new station that it will be located in Duran's Railway Complex and that it will start executing next week. The person in charge of this work is the engineer Santiago Granda.

The EFE and Duran's City Hall, promised to continue in permanent contact in order that complementary works could be realized to the railway system. These consist of the signposting of the route, the cleanliness and tidiness of the sectors where the train will realize his tour, between other topics.

On the other hand, in the Yaguachi´s City Hall, the Manager reported on the rehabilitation of the bridge on the river Yaguachi. This work that is at the expense of the company Railway Consortium will begin from the next Monday.

The mayor Avecilla and the Manager promised to support a constant dialog that allows, since till now, that the works of rehabilitation of the railway system should develop in the established times.

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The manager of the Railroad company, supported a meeting with the workers of Riobamba's station.

Jorge Eduardo Carrera, Manager of the Railroad company, supported a meeting with the workers of Riobamba's station this day on Wednesday, the 11th of March.

This meeting was realized in order to announce the advances in the project that is carried out in the topic of rehabilitation. As well as also to guarantee the work and support of the Management in reference to the labor topic.

Several workers demonstrated his worries with regard to this topic; to which the General Manager demonstrated that the Company values the experience and labor of those who belong to the EFE. Nowadays all the actions are directed in achieving of joint form a work with efficient results, but especially, as for the hard-working class.

It is necessary to indicate that the current offer of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads is to offer a service of first level, promoting to the train as patrimonial icon of tourist use.

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This Thursday they began the works of maintenance to one of the autoferrros.

Continuing with the works of rehabilitation of the railway system, this Thursday they began the works of maintenance to one of the autosferros who is in Duran's Workshops.

The autoferro that has an aptitude to transport 40 persons, to the moment already has the front system repaired (wheels, lubrication of axes and central plates). Concluded this phase of the maintenance, for the next week the workers of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE), will begin with the works of arrangement of the engine and the repair of the auto body.

The arrangement of this unit, Duran Yaguachi will allow tours of inspection of the advance of the work in the routes, for personnel of the EFE, as well as other uses that are decided later.

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THE COORDINATING SECRETARY OF HERITAGE CROSSES THE ¨NARIZ DEL DIABLO"

The Coordinating Secretary of Heritage crosses the "Nariz del Diablo" and produces accounts on the emergency decree of the heritage.

The Coordinating Secretary of Heritage, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, the Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, Jorge Eduardo Carrera together with mass media, last Tuesday, the 23rd of February, 2010, realized a tour in autoferro by the "Nariz del Diablo", with the aim to inspect the current condition in which one finds Alausí-Sibambe's section.

The rehabilitation of the section, will initiate next March 4, 2010. Between the works that will be executed they are: the change of rails and ties, affirmation of the platform, placement of ballast, reconstruction of walls, etc. The intention is to offer safety in the railway operation in the section most visited by national and foreign tourists.

On the other hand, in the city of Riobamba, the Coordinating Secretary of Heritage, presented a report of the management realized across the Emergency decree of the Cultural Heritage, where everything explained to the citizenship what has been done in order to preserve our social memory and to do of the slightly alive heritage, creating a sense of power that allows its conservation and enjoyment.

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THE EFE REPORTS ABOUT THE REHABILITATION OF ALAUSI - SIBAMBE

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The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads realized in the cities of Riobamba, Alausí and Quito the official advertisement of the rehabilitation of the section Alausi-Sibambe (Nariz del Diablo).

 


 

 

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads realized in the cities of Riobamba, Alausí and Quito the official advertisement of the rehabilitation of the section Alausí-Sibambe (Nariz del Diablo).

 

In an informative meeting in which authorities took part, operators of tourism, community leaders and mass media, a technical summary was socialized on the works that will be carried out from March 4 in the section Alausi-Sibambe. In addition, of the presentation of a video animation that illustrates the risk of not controlling the route, besides the potentials that will be achieved as soon as they conclude the works.

The meeting was presided by the Manager, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, who accompanied of the Manager of Operations, Byron Prado, and other technical personnel of the EFE, explained the scopes of the integral rehabilitation to be effecting in the sector known as The Nariz del Diablo.

Due to the importance of the route for the tourist and commercial activities of the canton and the province, it has been summoned for this event for representatives and institutions of the sector.

To possess the railroad rehabilitated completely, is basic for the railroad return to cross the province and the country.

It is necessary to indicate that the locomotives to steam also are in process of review and rehabilitation.

 

Once concluded the works and with the guarantee to offer safety to the tourists, the attractive native of the train along the Nariz del Diablo, will be promoted by tours in locomotives, installation of viewing-points, gastronomic offer, hostelry, culture, crafts …

Meanwhile the railway system of Ecuador offers alternative routes to the tourists as: Riobamba-Palmira-Riobamba, Ibarra-Salinas-Ibarra, Quito-Latacunga-Quito, Tambo-Coyoctor and Machachi-Boliche-Machachi. On having crossed these destinations the visitor will be able to enjoy the avenue of the volcanoes, the captivation of Colta's lagoon, churches as the Balbanera, the most ancient Latin America, colouring markets with that of Guamote, archaeological complexes, waterfalls, tunnels and wonderful landscapes accompanied of a varied tourist offer.

 

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THE RAILROAD COMPANY REALIZES RAPPROCHEMENT WITH AUTHORITIES


The Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, supported several meetings with different authorities of the province.

In the Riobamba's City Hall, mayor of the city talked with Juan Salazar, to define several topics relating to the process of rehabilitation of the railroad and technical situations concerning the section Alausi - Sibambe (Nariz del Diablo) which will be controlled soon.

Jorge Eduardo Carrera demonstrated the interest of possessing the municipal support, bearing in mind the high tourist impact that it represents to recover the railroad in Chimborazo.

Also the Provincial Direction of the Environment could talk with the Vice-minister of this Portfolio.

Also conversations were had by the President of the Chamber of Tourism of Chimborazo, Héctor Gonzalez, in order to consolidate agreements and joint works in relation to the tourist development of the province.

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COMPANY OF RAILROADS AND DURAN´S MUNICIPALITY COORDINATE LABORS


Reunion_alcaldeThe EFE coordinates labors with Durán's Municipality for solutions problems in sectors where the ferreous line will be constructed.

 


 

 

With the intention of analyzing and solving problems in specific sectors where the route Duran-Yaguachi will construct the ferreous line of this section , there was a meeting between Jorge Eduardo Carrera, Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, and Daltón Narváez, Mayor of Duran.

In this dialog the civil servants could identify, previously a tour of diagnosis effected previous days, some critical points in diverse zones of the city where the train will pass. Between these, wide sectors where garbage rushes, there are looked cattle and other activities, which have that regular from the Municipality.

On the other hand, for the next days a meeting is foreseen between civil servants of the EFE and personnel of the Direction of Tourism of the Municipality. In ths meeting there will be analyzed the incorporation of the tourist attractions of the zone to the offer of circuits of the railroad.

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THE EFE SIGNS CONTRACT OF BALLAT's PROVISION


The EFE proceeded to the signing of the contract for the provision of ballast that will serve for the section Ibarra - Salinas

 


 

Under the cover of Ibarra's traditional Station and after the welcome to the presents in charge of the Manager of Regional North, engineer Ana Villareal Cerón, they proceeded to the signing of the contract for the provision of the ballast that will serve in the emergent recovery of the section Ibarra - Salinas. This work forms a part of the process of rehabilitation of the Railway National System that takes forward the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads.

 

 

This contract was signed by the engineer Jorge Eduardo Carrera Sanchez, Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads and the engineer Diego García Pozo, Prefect, in representation of the Provincial Government of Imbabura. The institution was favored for the provision of the stony material; across a process of adjudication that was notified by means of the resolution 012, under the parameters of the National System of Public Contracting.

49.995 tons of ballast will be placed along 29.1 kilometres that he understands the branch Ibarra - Salinas. This material will be placed by the first time in the extension of this section, which has lacked technical conditions adapted for the displacement of the traffic equipment of the EFE.

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THE COMPANY OF ECUADORIAN RAILROADS REPORTS TO THE CITIZENSHIP


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The EFE informs about changes in the service of autoferros in the section Quito-Latacunga.

 

Due to the works that there realizes the company PANAVIAL, for an contract with the Department of Transport and Public Works, in Panamerican South for the extension of the route to eight rails, the service of autoferros in the section Quito-Latacunga will work of the following way: it will go out from Eloy Alfaro , in Chimbacalle, in autoferro up to Tambillo, then in bus up to Machachi (station Aloasi). From there it will continue in autoferro up to Latacunga and vice versa, in the return.

 

The new modality of operation in the route Quito-Latacunga will be in force from February 1 until they finish the works (two months approximately).

For major information about our schedules, routes and prices communicate with: Quito 1800-TRENES (1800-873637)

We will continue working at the recovery of the Railway System


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LA EFITUR_3FE TUVO DESTACADA PARTICIPACION EN FITUR

The International Fair of Tourism FITUR-2010, that took place in Madrid, had a strong presence of Latin America

The participants in this meeting laid the foundations to overcome the crisis that suffered the sector during the year 2009.

The managers of the opening of the event were the Kings of Spain who requested a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the earthquake of Haiti. In addition, they visited the stand of Ecuador, where they received as a souvenir the traditional hats of straw shawl.

Ecuador, across the Department of Tourism, was present in the Fair with an out-standing stand that was promoting 4 worlds (Andes, Coast, Amazonía and Galápagos).

In the stand of Ecuador, the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE) was present promoting the project of rehabilitation of the train to the public in general and private companies. More than 2.000 persons visited the stand of the EFE, where the project and his implications were explained to them by the development of the community.

In addition, they received souveniers and allusive presents of the Ecuadorian railroad.

It is important to highlight that the participation of the EFE in the FITUR, Madrid 2010, not only served as scene for the promotion of the project but as a space to make concrete plans of work with cooperators specialized in tourist trains inside the agreement of technical assistance that they offer the National Network of Railroads of Spain (RENFE) and the Narrow-gauge railroads (FEVE) for the rehabilitation of the tourist patrimonial train of the Ecuador.

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THE WORK IN THE REGIONAL NORTH GETS STRENGTHEN

La Empresa de Ferrocarriles Ecuatorianos ejecuta diversos trabajos en los tramos de la vía Ibarra - Salinas.

 

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads executes diverse works in the sections of the route Ibarra - Salinas.

The recently handed MAnager of Regional North, engineer Ana Villareal, in the course of this week realized crossed by the diverse works that there executes the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads in different sections of the route Ibarra - Salinas.

The civil servant visited the new viewing-point that is constructed in Cananvalle's sector, today known as El Milagro. From there is spied the cannon of the Chorlaví, Imbaya, Monjas and the cane plantations of Hoja Blanca. The workers of EFE are rolling land and placing the safety banister in order that the visitors could enjoy in suitable conditions of the beautiful landscapes that Imbabura's province offers to us. Then one will proceed to the placement of major stone and the site will be adorned.

They inspected the emergent ties change that is realized in the courts of the workshops of the Company and in the Avenue Vacas Galindo up to the Av. Mariano Acosta. The workers from Urcuquí, Atuntaqui, Ibarra, supervised by Telmo Lara responsible for route, develop activities of alignment of rails, assuring them with tirafondos and nails, rowing the ties and levelling the route.

Also there was realized a trek of inspection of the route in Ambi's sector, and in the constructed viewing-point and in service near the bridge on the river of the same name. In the place there was detected a series of filtrations and a small precipice. For it, workers of the EFE realized the cleanliness to guarantee the traffic of the autoferros in suitable conditions.

In addition, there was informed, together with international technical personnel and civil servants of the EFE, in the diagnosis of the locomotive to steam number 14, inside the process of rehabilitation of the traffic equipment.

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THE COMPANY OF ECUADORIAN RAILROADS ADDS TO THE HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT WITH HAITI

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The Company of Ecuadoran Railroads (EFE) added to the initiative of support to Hatí.

After the serious situation that crosses Haiti due to the earthquake that devastated the capital, causing the death of thousands of human lives and leaving hundreds of immersed persons in the poverty, the help of Ecuador became present. So the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, it added to this initiative and thanks to the social commitment of the civil servants of the EFE, they achieved to do a solidary response.

Today in the morning, boxes of nonperishable food, jammed solid water, medicines and tinned that were moved to the Red Cross then to be classified and sent to our Haitian brothers.

In this respect, once again there was demonstrated that the civil servants of the EFE possess values of delivery and humanism opposite to unexpected situations that demand solidarity.


NEW MANAGER OF REGIONAL NORTH ASSUMES FUNCTIONS

The Management of the Railroad company (EFE) designated Ana Villarreal as new Manaher of Regional North, with headquarters in Ibarra.

 

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The civil servant assumed the functions, this Wednesday, the 13th of January, with the commitment to fulfill the work planned in railway matter in the province, to support the tourism, the management of the EFE and in benefit of the populations of Imbabura where it crosses the railroad.

 

In the offices of Regional North, a meeting work was realized by local authorities, summoned by the Manager of the EFE, Jorge Eduardo Carrera, where he presented formally the Regional Manager and they defined some limits and commitments of future work.

 

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EFE REALIZES TOUR IN KM 203 WITH MASS MEDIA

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With the purpose of announcing the advance of the works in the topic of the rehabilitation of the railroad. On the morning of this Thursday the Regional South Management of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads realized a tour with several mass media up to the canton Colta sector Yavirac km 203.

In this place several works are carried out in reason of the high groundwater level that possesses this zone, for it the raising of the rails was necessary and ties. In addition, in this place one proceeded to construct a dren with the intention of eliminating the dampness that possesses the soil. Additional, stony material has been placed as balasto, sand and rubble, which they will serve to affirm the soil later to be able to place new ties and the respective rails.

Hugo Carrión as the technician of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads announced to the mass media the process that has been carried out in this topic. Freddy Cabrera, Regional South Manager directed the equipment of journalists up to the sector, simultaneously that was grateful for the active participation in events of this nature, especially for the importance that has the topic for Chimborazo's community.

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HOLIDAY NIGHT ON THE STATION

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The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads lived, this Wednesday, the 13th of January, a night of culture, holiday and folklor, inside the program of Festivities " Carnivals for the Vida Chimborazo 2010 ". Freddy Cabrera, Manager of Regional South was in charge of giving the welcome to the presents, simultaneously he highlighted the importance of rescuing our Andean values and of showing to the country and to the world the real essence of the carnivals in Chimborazo.

The civil servant highlighted the need to turn the eyes to the pacha mama and to be able to drive to our country towards the longed "Sumak Kawsay". Patricia Herrera, vice-prefect of the province did a revision to the cultural history of our zone, where it synthesized the depth of the Andean roots, the folklore wealth and the reason of this festivity.

This initiative served in addition, to present the hosts of the holiday: Marco Miño, out-standing musician chimboracense was designated "Yaya Carnaval" and Lupe Ruiz, community promoter, who for several years has remained at the head of the foundation Utopia, in the topic of the solidary basket, was designated the " Mama Shalba ".

Before the presence of the authorities representatives of the Chimborazo's Provincial Advice,Riobamba's municipality, Chamber of Chimborazo's Tourism, Department of Tourism, Department of Culture, I.N.P.C and Provincial Direction of Culture was developed this act, which culminated intoning several carnival couplets to the rhythm of guitar and Marco Mino's voice.

In the exterior of the station of the railroad meanwhile there was developing an artistic musical act, the same one that he congregated to the citizenship that he enjoyed the music of the bands of people, pyrotechnic games, vacas locas and castles that illuminated the night sky riobambeño.

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RAILROAD COMPANY TALKS WITH COLTA's SECTOR

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Freddy Cabrera, Regional South Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, met days before students of 6 courses of the specialization in Ecotourism of the College Santiago of Quito of the canton Colta.

The meeting had as purpose stimulate the participation of them and the young persons in the promotion and diffusion of the community tourism. The initiative departs from the EFE with the zeal to involve to the sector in topics of local development, so that the same inhabitants of the sector are the promoters, microbusinessmen and entrepreneurs of tourist companies. These in turn will be able to present commercial, gastronomic and handcrafted alternatives to all who visit Colta's sector.

This canton possesses natural and historical wealth, so here is located the Church The Balbanera, which dates back of the year 1500 approximately, Colta's lagoon and the crafts elaborated in totora. All that added to his location represents a magnificent opportunity to develop as a tourist important attraction.

For it, the EFE has proposed to realize a series of programs that qualify the inhabitants of the canton so that they can be prepared to exercise as community guides or in turn they agree of tourist own operator of the sector. Mario Guadalupe teacher of the College Santiago of Quito was grateful for the interest of the company in these topics, since it allows to the students to be practising and being unrolled in this area, Freddy Cabrera compromised also the installation and adequacy of a coach in which they could exhibit the handcrafted products that there are made.

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ENGLISH EXPERTS REALIZE A TOUR BY WORKSHOPS OF THE RAILROAD

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads count with the presence of English experts as part of the project of Rehabilitation of the Railroad.

As part of the project of Rehabilitation of the Railroad that takes forward the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads it was possible to tell with the presence of the English experts Chris Beet Chief of Workshop of the National Museum of Trains of York - England and of Helen Ashby, director of Museum of Trains, they realized a tour for the workshops of the Railroad of Riobamba's Station, with the purpose of doing an evaluation to the condition of several machines and the actions that should be implemented for his recovery.

The English experts up to the moment have done reviews to the locomotives of the stations of Quito, Durán and Riobamba; as preliminary analysis they commented that these machines by means of a suitable work of maintenance might be in conditions to work, whereas they would need others of a specialized work of restoration in order to happen to be a part of the railway museum.

This tour possessed the presence of several workers as well as also of the Chief of Workshops, who gave the necessary facilities in order that the technical personnel could do the diagnostic study.

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HISTORY OF THE RAILROAD IS KNOWN THROUGH THE THEATRE


The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads carried out the theatrical representation of the History of the Railroad in the Ecuador and his beginnings
 
 

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads between the chellenges acquired in the present administration, is of sensitizing to the company on the historical importance that understands the railway topic, by the program of Local Development there was carried out the theatrical representation of the History of the Railroad in the Ecuador and its beginnings.

With the students' participation of the School 11 de Noviembre and of the College Cap. Edmundo Chiriboga developed the play, same that on one side is a magnificent way of knowing the history of the country and importance of the train, on the other side allows to the students to deepen his knowledge in this topic and to invite them to discover the marvels and mysteries that the train encloses.

The process of construction of the routes, the arrival of the locomotive, the different routes that were interlacing through the tour, historical information on the General Alfaro were different of the knowledge shared between actors and students by means of games and anecdotes developed during this representation.

The group of Theatre integrated by actors of the capital allowed children and young women to share during hour and a half of the whole historical wealth that encloses around it the Ecuadoran railroad.

This eventówas carried out in the facilities of Riobamba's Station; Freddy Cabrera, Manager of Regional South of the EFE was in charge of giving the welcome to the act and of indicating that actions of this kind will continue developing in order to reach to the knowledge of the students of the province.

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EFE INITIATES WORKSHOPS ABOUT STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

Continuing with the planning stipulated inside the Rehabilitation of the Railway Ecuadorian System, Wednesday, the 16th and Thursday, the 17th of December the workshop will be fulfilled on Steam Locomotives.

This planning has contemplated the execution of workshops specialized in repair, use and maintenance of the traffic equipment to steam and towed as essential part of the railway network. With this intention, the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, the Coordinating Department of Heritage, the Department of Tourism and the Department of Culture call for this event.

The workshop will possess the special participation of Helen Ashby, Director of the National Museum of Trains located in York (England) and Chris Beet, Chief of the Workshop of the National Museum of Trains, in which they recover and make pieces for the steam locomotives. We are talking about two knowledgeable technical personnel and with wide path in the topic.

This Wednesday, the 16th of December, will fulfill the training in the Hotel Hilton Colon in the city of Guayaquil (lounge Isabela), from them 09:00 until 12:30 and again on Thursday, the 17th of December, in the facilities of the Swissotel in Quito (lounge Appenzell), in the same schedule.

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MAYOR OF RIOBAMBA AGREED WORK WITH THE EFE

 
 

Jorge Eduardo Carrera, Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, maintain a meeting with Juan Salazar, Mayor of the chapter riobambeño, in order to coordinate an immediate project of work between these two institutions.

In this meeting there treated aspects related to the topic of the rehabilitation of the sector of the Station, same that needs the direct intervention of the Riobamba's Municipality, for which has arranged the second meeting in which they will have to present offers in this topic. Juan Salazar announced in addition, that it possesses a complete equipment of technical personnel for the production of the project, since the tourist topic is something important that it must be promoted and spread.

The offer of the EFE constitutes a global project, in which it controls the topic of local development, safety and tourism, between others, since Riobamba possesses all the conditions needed to turn this project into a model of advanced, demonstrated the holder of the company, Jorge Eduardo Carrera.

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CHAMBER OF CHIMBORAZO's TOURISM TRUSTS IN THE GOVERNMENTS'S MANAGEMENT

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Jorge Eduardo Carrera, Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, Freddy Cabrera, Regional South Manager, and Héctor Gonzalez, President of the Chamber of Chimborazo's Tourism supported today morning a meeting in which they treated topics of common work. The Manager of the EFE clarified his desire of collaboration with Chimborazo's Chamber simultaneously that announced the advances, achievements, offers and programs put in march for the rehabilitation of the railroad.

Héctor Gonzalez, in turn announced the expectations that it has in relation to the rehabilitation of the train, especially, as the great impulse that this one generates in the tourist area, beside demonstrating his confidence in the work realized by the National Government and the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads.

At the end of this meeting they reminded several topics of joint work.

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ENVIRONMENT OF FAITH CONGREGATES TO WORKERS OF THE RAILROAD

The workers of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads of the Regional South Management fulfilled the Novena to the Virgen Dolorosa. The event congregated to all his employees of the Station of Riobamba as of the Workshops, motivated by the faith that the holidays of December promote in the community.

Every day of the Novena allowed to share topics of reflection, simultaneously they could fraternize and enjoy a moment of integration and friendship.

Freddy Cabrera Manager of Regional South was present in this activity, same that reached with a sports day of indor football and ecua vóley between his workers.

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The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads realized the delivery of the rehabilitated station of Huigra to the community

About Huigra's festivities, there have been foreseen diverse cultural events that are organized by the principal authorities of the parish, music, dance, contests, they will be carried out until Tuesday, the 08th of December. One of these acts was the delivery of the rehabilitated station of Huigra to the community.

With an approximate amount of 180 thousand dollars, in July, 2009, they initiated the works of architectural rehabilitation of Huigra's station, they changed structures, ceilings, covers, windows, doors, they installed sanitary batteries, wired up electrically, safety, as well as exterior lighting, in order to rehabilitate and to put in value one of the most important stations in the history of Ecuador, due to the intense railway traffic; the load and unload of products and to the great peace that this people were transmitting to the General Alfaro in his trips from Quito to Guayaquil.

The EFE with the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture and Health, Alausí's Municipality, Political Possession and the Parochial Meeting have proposed to adapt on the station a " Tourist Patrimonial Center of Formation ", which allows the integration of the citizenship in processes of development linked to tourist patrimonial line, strengthening the local economy, by means of the consolidation of handcrafted ventures, tourist and cultural services.

Hereby, there is demonstrated that the great commitment acquired by the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, little by little is crystallizing, expiring with the dates foreseen of delivery of work, demonstrating that the coordinated work gives good fruits.

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THE EFE COVERS WORKS AND REPORTS ABOUT THE PROJECTS

 

Este martes 1 de diciembre, la Empresa de Ferrocarriles Ecuatorianos realizó un recorrido en la ruta Ibarra-Salinas.

This Tuesday, the 1st of December, the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads realized a tour in the route Ibarra-Salinas.

This Tuesday, the 1st of December, the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads realized a tour in the route Ibarra-Salinas, activity that possessed the presence of the engineer Jorge Eduardo Carrera, Manager, who together with the social communicators moved across the route Ibarra-Salinas.

The aim of the above mentioned tour is to socialize to the public opinion and the mass media the different works that the EFE has undertaken in Regional North. One of the first stops will be realized in the Cannon of the river Chorlaví, site in which the Company has executed works of maintenance on the bridge.

The tour continued up to the viewing-point constructed in the zone of the river Ambi and to more of contemplating the beauty that us lavishes this sector, the delegation checked one of the most important works that has realized Regional North of the EFE. It is a question of the change of girders on the bridge of the sector, that for about 30 years it had not been fulfilled by the abandon to which the railroad was submitted in previous administrations.

Since part of the recognition of Imbabura's natural landscapes crossed the Velo de Novia's Cascade, then the Station of Hoja Blanca and finally arrive to the Station of Salinas. There it was possible to socialize with the community and the conception of local integral development promoted by the EFE, in the zones of influence of the railroad.

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THE REHABILITATION OF THE FE RAILROAD TAKES FORM IN DURAN

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The arrival of the first 11.500 ties, of a total of 45.000, constitutes a firm step in the process of rehabilitation of the section Durán- Yaguachi.

The arrival of the first 11.500 ties, of a total of 45.000, it constitutes a step in road surface in the process of rehabilitation of the section Durán-Yaguachi. The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE) is pawned in taking forward the project of rehabilitation of the whole route, which will be of benefit to the inhabitants of 15 provinces and 39 municipalities of the country.

During the press conference of last Monday, the 30th of November the manager of the EFE, Jorge Carrera, stood out the importance of recovering the ferreous system. " Our approach is to have the best tourist patrimonial train of Latin America ", was affirmed before the Governor of the Province, Roberto Cuero and the present journalists.

The ties are those which are placed in a horizontal way in the ferreous line (the vertical ones are the rails) and in this case they are of wood. These will serve to rehabilitate 20.6 Km from the section Durán-Yaguachi. In the moment they remain in the site of the former ovens, in Durán's workshop. There were 10 dump trucks of husks of rice, since the material is treated by creosote, a chemical compound that avoids the deterioration and the husk serves as the waterproofing.

The company that provides with this material is Thomasson Company, of The United States. Precisely during the week from November 16 to November 22 a technical equipment of the EFE moved to Jackson Mississippi USA, with the purpose of inspecting in the site, the manufacturing process and treatment of the wood ties.

On the other hand, the EFE is in a process of subscription of an Agreement the State University of Mississippi. This entity will realize periodic inspections and laboratory tests to re-confirm the fulfillment of the technical specifications.

The recovery of the ferreous line is a part of the politics of State. In fact, the first action was to declare to the Railway Network of Ecuador as Cultural Heritage of the State, by means of ministerial agreement 029 of April 1, 2008.

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EFE CONTINUES THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN RAILS

This morning, was carried out the search of the scrap marketer "Peralmo", located in Guamaní's sector. The Dr. Hernán Andrade, District attorney, was the one who accompanied the diligence for order of the Judge of Shift, who investigated brief the happened events, and why of the existence of the railway material in this marketer.

Together with civil servants of the Railroad company, agents of the Court officers and the District attorney's office, they seized 106 rails of different sizes, which range between two and nine meters and between 70 and 90 tons.

One of the partners of the marketer, "Jaime Perez", assured that the above mentioned pieces of rails were acquired to companies dedicated to the sale and commercialization of scrap.

The follow-up of this junk yard began last Tuesday, the 25th of November, as soon as in Cumandá's sector, Chimborazo's Province, approximately to them 01:00, was achieved to identify and to stop to a truck that was transporting eighty rails. After the review of the guide of reference it was possible to determine that the point of item was the marketer "Peralmo", after the survey realized by specialized agents one determined that the rails concerned to the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE).

On April 1, 2008, the National Institute of Cultural UNPC, declares as good belonging to the Cultural Heritage of the State to the Railway Network of Ecuador naming it " Civil Monument and Historical, Nominal, Symbolic Heritage. For such a motive, the theft, purchase or commercialization of this components are sanctioned by the Law as crime.

The railway seized material, now it rests in the warehouses of the State police, "Marianitas" in order which it is continued by the legal corresponding process, hereby to determine to the persons in charge and the corresponding sanctions.

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RAILROAD COMPANY RECOVERS STOLEN RAILS

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The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads recovers stolen rails the evening of Friday, the 27th of November.

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads recovers stolen rails the evening of Friday, the 27th of November.

The evening of Friday, the 27th of November, there was carried out the search of the scrap marketer "Peralmo", located in Guamaní's sector, where was found railway material of doubtful origin. The judicial diligence was fulfilled by civil servants of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, in company of a representative of the District attorney's office and members of the National Police.

In the place they found 24 rails of nine meters of length, as well as rails cut in sizes that change between meter and a half and two meters. The representative of the marketer affirmed to have acquired the rails to different companies and private companies six years ago behind, " they are remnants and crooked pieces that already do not serve ", affirm.

The follow-up of this junk yard began last Tuesday, the 25th of November, as soon as in Cumandá's sector, Chimborazo's Province, approximately to them 01:00, was achieved to identify and to stop to a truck that was transporting eighty rails. After the review of the guide of reference could decide that the point of item was the marketer " Peralmo "

After the survey realized by specialized agents one determined that the rails concerned to the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE).

The great quantity of scrap that was piled up of the rails did impossibly to withdraw them and to mobilize them towards another place. Before this fact the District attorney of Pichincha, Xavier Bosques, realized the physical and visual verification of the quantity of riles existing in different sites of the marketer, after that they proceeded to the raising of the record where there was detailed meticulously so much the location and the quantity of rails.

This Monday, the 30th of November, 2009, near the midday, in the Marketer "Peralmo", sector Guamaní, the raising will be realized and inventoried of the opposing rails.

The Railroad company invites to the mass media to state this fact, remembering them that both the railroad and the different elements that her compose the railway system have been declared as Cultural Heritage of the State, its theft, purchase or sale are sanctioned by the Law as crime.

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THE EFE TAKES PART IN THE YAKU ÑAMBI FAIR IN THE AMAZONIA
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The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads will inform in the fair forum Yaku Ñamby (Route of the Water), organized by the Department of Tourism, in Tena's city of November 27 to November 28, as part of the Strategic Plan of Development of Sustainable Tourism in Ecuador until 2020.

This seeks to promote a sustainable, integral development with sectoral vision to achieve a human development in harmony with the nature and with an institutional solid base, it under the motto of the Organization of the Agreement of Amazonian Cooperation, OTCA, which declared the year 2009 as year of the destination Amazonía.

The Route of the Train of the Half of the World forms a part of the emblematic routes that the Department of Tourism promotes, as well as also the Route of the Spondylus and Route of the Liberator. In the stand of the Railroad company, there will be able to be information relating to the Project of Rehabilitation of the National Railway System, costs, schedules and attractions of the routes that nowadays are operating.

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November, 2009

CULTURAL CENTER ON LATACUNGA's STATION

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, together with the Department of Coordination of Heritage, the Department of Culture, Department of Tourism, Cotopaxi's Government, Latacunga's Municipality, Cotopaxi's Provincial Advice and the House of the Culture Cotopaxi's Core, they continue with his cultural activities. Today, from 18:00 in the Cultural Center of the Train in the facilities of Latacunga's Station, the Musical Folk Group NUevo Amanecer, will delight to the community with their dance, in addition the documentary will be projected on the life and work of the Monsignor Leonidas Proaño.

The Cultural Center of the Train is a space that invites the community to grow, to be organized and to develop integrally. This one is a summons to achieving together the development of the communities across the sciences and the arts in a public and popular space from the diversity and the creativity.

Punctuality is requested to the community to the event, for safety reasons, comfort and quality for the assistants, besides be aware of the pieces of the Museum of the Train and the station.

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EFE INTEGRATES DIRECTORY OF GROUP OF TOURIST TRAINS OF THE LATIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS


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In the appointment there was realized the choice of the General Secretary of the ALAF for the period 2010-2012, responsibility that will be at the expense of Michael Carabaguíaz, Executive President and Manager of the Costa Rican Institute of Railroads (Incofer).

Parallel there was fulfilled the meeting of the Group of Tourist Trains of the ALAF, in which they informed Costa Rica, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, Brazil, Paraguay and Ecuador. There was approved the regulation that allows the activity of this organism, which includes a Directory integrated by five representatives of equal number of countries.

The Directory is composed by Jorge Eduardo Carrera, Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads; Rubén Díaz, of the Train Fin del Mundo (Patagonia - Argentina); Favio Niemes, of the National Association of Railway Carriers (Brazil); Juan Paniagua, of Costa Rican Train Tour (Costa Rica) and César Angeleri, representative of Bolivia.

Between the labors raised by this entity they are the coordination of zonal trains, due to the great number of companies of tourist trains that operate in the region. For it, a coordination will exist in Brazil, other one in Argentina, Costa Rica it will do in Center America and Ecuador and Bolivia they will have the competition for the rest of countries of South America.

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The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads takes part in the Consultative Meeting, 45 ª General Assembly of the Latin-American Association of railroads, ALAF, in San Jose-Costa Rica

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, in representation of Ecuador, is taking part in 45 ª General Assembly of Latin-American Association of Railroads, ALAF, in the reunion of the Consultative Meeting that initiate today and it realizes in the city of San Jose - Costa Rica. There will be put in consideration on the Report of the General Secretary, that will treat topics as the balance sheet of 2008, the Action plan to execute in 2010 and his budget, in addition suggestions and offers of the countries will be gathered partners of the ALAF.

Inside the frame of this assembly, there will be chosen the new General Secretary of the Association for the period 2010/2011 and will be realized the delivery of the " Prize ALAF to the Technological Innovations and to the Railway Development ", parallel to the Assembly, they will approach and develop the topic on " Tourist Trains " with the participation of the Gentleman Enrique Díaz, holder of the Train Fin del Mundo.

On November 20, there will be developed the Technical International Seminar " The development of the Railroad in Latin America and his regulations ", that relies on the exhibition of specialized technical personnel of different places of the planet.

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Quito, November, 2009

TECHNICAL COMMISSION OF EFE ANALYZES OFFERERS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATIONS IN SECTION DURAN-YAGUACHI

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Fulfilling with the planning structured for the rehabilitation and put in value of the Railway Network in the section Duran - Yaguachi, a technical commission of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, constituted by personnel qualified in branches of engineering and architecture, is qualifying and evaluating the offers presented for the construction of the railway stations of Duran and Yaguachi. Once concluded this stage, the contract will be awarded to the most suitable professional to give beginning to the execution of the works.

In the middle of December, they will initiate the labors, on Yaguachi's station. Architectural works, they will be executed in order to answer with accuracy the historical station of this canton, which was a fundamental axis of the country in the decade of the fifties, during the massive incursion of the production and commercialization of national products.

Regarding Durán's station, this one will be constructed totally in the areas of the camp, due to the fact that the step of the years destroyed any track of the same one, before located in the downtown. For it, it has been compiled of the file, of the Central Bank of the Ecuador, the historical and photographic information that will use as support to be able to be reconstructed.

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Quito, noviembre 2009

TECHNICAL COMMISSION OF EFE ANALYZES OFFERERS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATIONS IN SECTION DURAN-YAGUACHI

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Fulfilling with the planning structured for the rehabilitation and put in value of the Railway Network in the section Duran - Yaguachi, a technical commission of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, constituted by personnel qualified in branches of engineering and architecture, is qualifying and evaluating the offers presented for the construction of the railway stations of Duran and Yaguachi. Once concluded this stage, the contract will be awarded to the most suitable professional to give beginning to the execution of the works.

In the middle of December, they will initiate the labors, on Yaguachi's station. Architectural works, they will be executed in order to answer with accuracy the historical station of this canton, which was a fundamental axis of the country in the decade of the fifties, during the massive incursion of the production and commercialization of national products.

Regarding Durán's station, this one will be constructed totally in the areas of the camp, due to the fact that the step of the years destroyed any track of the same one, before located in the downtown. For it, it has been compiled of the file, of the Central Bank of the Ecuador, the historical and photographic information that will use as support to be able to be reconstructed.

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Ibarra, noviembre 2009

THE EFE REINFORCES THE INSTITUTIONAL WORK

Various activities of social relationships and linkages with the community in the town of Ibarra is fulfilling the Ecuadorian Railroad Company at its North Regional.

Forum "Imbabura Dialoga"

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Last Tuesday, the 17th of November, the Regional Management took part in the Forum "Imbabura Dialoga" that with the topic: Civil Participation, it organized the Secretariat of the Peoples, Social Movements and Civil Participation together with the Provincial Government of Imbabura. Event that possessed panelists as: Betty Tola, adviser of the Commission of the Assembly entrusted to elaborate the Law of civil Participation; Diego García Pozo, Prefect of the Provincial Government of Imbabura; Jorge Martínez Mayor of Ibarra's city, Catalina Peñafiel, representative of the Women's Assembly. José Larrea participated as moderator.

Jorge Pazmiño Delegate of the Secretariat of the Peoples, in the inauguration he indicated that this activity constitutes an important step in the diffusion and socialization of the above mentioned Law. This event allowed to gather the opinions and suggestions of diverse social actors of the province, concerning the above mentioned Law and the mechanisms that proposes of civil participation.

Eucharistic celebration

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A delegation of the Company of Ecuadoran Railroads, headed by the Regional Manager Marco Mantilla, was present at an Eucharistic celebration informed by the Pastoral Service of our Lady of the Quinche, of the parish Yacucalle in Ibarra's city, and carried out on Wednesday, the 18th of November.

The above mentioned participation takes place attending to the gentile invitation of the father Mauro Aguirre, Pastor of the diocese and includes the link that the EFE generated with the various social sectors in the city.

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Ibarra, noviembre 2009

THE EFE REINFORCES THE INSTITUTIONAL WORK

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On Tuesday, the 17th of November Regional North of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads developed an intense activity framed inside the chronograms planned by the Management and had meetings, tours and actions of work that were generated by the presence of Managers and civil servants of EFE: Byron Prado, Jose Luis Quintero, Evelyn Barbosa, Fernando Yánez, of the departments of Operations, Marketing and Planning, respectively.

Fruitful day and that meant the tour for the route Ibarra-Salinas, the check of the advances of the work and the design of strategies in the mentioned areas, with the aim to expire with the chronogram planned in this segment for the rehabilitation of the route and the restoration of the stations, as well as the interinstitutional conection and the generation of local development.

Meeting work

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On Wednesday, the 18th of November in hours of the evening a meeting was propitiated of them and the workers of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, Regional North, the same one that constitutes a fruitful exercise of dialog between the workers and the Regional Management.

Marco Mantilla, Regional Manager, proceeded to inform a series of projects and actions that the Company undertakes in the diverse sections of interest for this segment of the EFE, inside the process of rehabilitation of the railway national network.

Of equal way of creative form the workers expressed their opinions and suggestions, demonstrating a commitment with the plans and strategies that the Management plans to expire with the proposed aims. Of this form there are generated spaces of participation and democracy to the interior of the Company, where the brotherhood and the respect do part of the daily occupation.

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TECHNICAL PERSONNEL OF THE EFE ARE EMPLOYED AT THE MAINTENANCE OF THE ROUTE

With works of maintenance foreseen by the season of rains the technical personnel of the EFE realizes works of maintenance in the section Santa Rosa - Tambillo.

As part of the works of maintenance foreseen by the season of rains the technical personnel of Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, they realize a maintenance of route in the section Santa Rosa -Tambillo, due to the fact that this one constitutes one of the places with major problems of drainage and precipices, in what concerns the route Quito-Latacunga.

The above mentioned maintenance will spread all November, in order to prevent the water from spoiling and damaging the route. For this they are working at gutters of crown with channels that gather the water and expel it from the railroad, likewise he will avoid that it fades suddenly of land fall down on the ferreous line, avoiding general complications like that in the route.

For December, in the section that goes from the Station Eloy Alfaro in Chimbacalle's sector up to Cotuglaghua's Santa Rosa, it is foreseen the technical maintenance of route executed, that is to say the review of wedges, spikes and joints of route in order to preserve it in good condition for the step of the traffic equipment as autoferros, hand cars, etc.

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FAIR OF LONDON RECEIVED TO THE TRAIN OF MiTAD DEL MUNDO
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The Fair of Tourism of London, it relied on this year a new participant. The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE), with the support of the Department of Tourism, took part for the first time in the world, most important appointment, for the tourist promotion.

This showcase where the most important destinations show themselves for the visitors of the world, constitutes a new space for the railway Ecuadorian activity that seeks to position worldwide the Train of the Mitad del Mundo, which is projected as the most important tourist patrimonial train of Latin America.

The delegation of the EFE had the opportunity to come with information about the tourist patrimonial propouse that offers to a diverse public, of all the continents. In addition, it seized the opportunity to talk with representatives of the national companies operators of tourism who were present in this appointment.

During four days an intense activity was registered in the Thirty World Tourism Fair: World Travel Market (WTM), developed in the Excel London. On Monday, the 9th of November was outlined the participation of Ecuador in the press conference offered by the Undersecretary of Marketing of the Department of Tourism, Mariano Proaño. The country also took part in panels and conferences as the related one to the sustainable tourism.

The EFE promoted one of the emblematic projects of the Ecuadorians State and generated expectation for national and international operators, during the second day that was dedicated to this important sector of the tourist activity. Also they took advantage of the space to promote the crafts that are elaborated in the populations where the train passes, which socioeconomic activity will be reactivated by the project of rehabilitation.

The EFE confirmed that the project will execute until the year 2012, in addition, it reported on the operation of circuits where will possess locomotives to diesel. To achieve this aim they are working with the support of national technical personnel and foreign advisers.

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THE TRAIN OF THE MITAD DEL MUNDO IMPROVES ITSELF IN LONDON
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The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE) with the support of the Department of Tourism takes part for the first time in the Fair of Tourism of London.

This world appointment of tourist promotion performs fundamental importance for the railway Ecuadorian activity, since it has as intention position worldwide the Train of the Mitad del Mundo, which is projected as the most important tourist patrimonial train of Latin America.

The Ecuadoran State declared, on April 1, 2008, to the Railway System as Cultural Heritage of the Ecuadorian State. This represents a civil, historical, nominal and symbolic monument composed by terminals, stations, tunnels, bridges and sites of housing. This new name motivated a change of Vision and of Mission of the railroad that nowadays is orientated to offer a Tourist Patrimonial service.

With this projection it is in march the rehabilitation of the railway, built over one hundred years, in the route that joins Quito (the capital of the country) with Durán (neighboring city of Guayaquil, the Principal Port of Ecuador). The Sierra with the Littoral they join with the passing train that allows to the visitors to observe landscapes and the geography of two of the four worlds that integrate Ecuador:Andes and Coast. Re-living like that, the dream of one of the most important prominent figures of the Republican History of Ecuador, the General Eloy Alfaro Delgado.

The rehabilitation of the railroad constitutes a project of sustainable and many-sided development that will benefit to more than 6 million inhabitants of 15 provinces and 39 municipalities of the country. The implementation of the Train of the Mitad del Mundo, the most important of Latin America, will contribute to the development of the local economies, across the generation of productive ventures related to the positioning and the commercialization of tourist destinations, handcrafted products, gastronomy, art and culture.

Londres, 9 de noviembre de 2009

WORKS IN SECTION QUITO-TAMBILLO

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As part of the execution of the works of road in Pan-American South, the company Panavial hired by the effect for the Department of Transport and Public Works has foreseen the construction of a collector in Jalupana's gully, which crosses the ferreous line, from west to east, in the section Quito-Tambillo.

As consequence of the fulfillment of this fundamental work for the province of Bargain and the country, there will be interruptions for the autoferros' service between October 12 and December 13, 2009. The works are contemplated inside the record of interinstitutional cooperation signed between the Department of Transport and Public Works, the Company of Ecuadoran Railroads and Panavial.

During this period the company contractor puts at the disposal of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads the service of two buses with capacity of 43 persons to cover the tourists' demand in the route Quito-Tambillo-Quito. Whereas the section understood between Tambillo and Latacunga will continue operating with normality.

For the construction of the collector of Jalupana's gully an excavation will be necessary of between 12 and 15 meters of depth per 10 meters of width, in the sense of the ferreous line, to arm and to fuse the sewer of booth and later to refill up to the current levels, for what the works will extend for two months.

Additional, from 12 until October 23, 2009, the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads, giving fulfillment to the planning foreseen for the recovery and rehabilitation of the Railway Ecuadorian System, has contemplated to execute works of maintenance of the units that give service in the section that will be controlled for what, in this space, the circuit will suspend Quito-Latacunga.

October - November, 2009

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Octubre-Noviembre, 2009

THE RAILROAD COMPANY SIGNS AGREEMENTS OF RAILWAY ADVICE

MEETING: EFE AND DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES

The Manager of the Company of Ecuadorian Railroads (EFE), engineer Jorge Eduardo Carrera, supported a meeting work with the Secretary of Industries, Dr. Xavier Abad. The aim of this appointment was to announce the advance of the Process of Rehabilitation of the Railway Ecuadorian System, his planning, contemplated until 2012 defining some general agreements on the manufacture of the concrete ties.

RAILWAY CONSULTING

On June 16, 2008 the Department of Social Development and the Andean Corporation of Promotion, they signed an Agreement of Technical Not refundable Cooperation to offer support in the program " Strengthening of the Executive Management in the Development of the Strategic Productive and Social Sectors of Ecuador "; in this sense and in the margin of the Process of Integral Rehabilitation of the National Railway System; the Department of Social Development signs contract of consultancy with the foreign company Consulting Ferroviario S.L, with domicile in Madrid - Spain, in order to take advice and technically support on the Process of Recovery of the railway Ecuadorian route.

The consultancy will have a time of duration of forty five days in which they will present three phases:

Situational analysis of the Railway Infrastructure and Action plan; Definition of technical and functional aspects for the operation of the railroad; Definition of economic, financial and legal aspects for the renovation of the railroad.

RENFE AND FEVE

The Manager of the EFE, Engineer Jorge Eduardo Carrera travelled up to Spain with the purpose of meeting representatives of the Spanish Railroads of Narrow rail, FEVE and National Network of Spanish Railroads, RENFE, institutions that belong to the Department of Promotion of Spain. The aim was to plan the international advice and technical training of the railroad that will provide the Ecuadoran technical personnel.

Beside knowing the functioning of the trains in Spain and the technology that is implemented for the conservation of the railroad.

USHUAIA-ARGENTINA PATROMONIAL TRAIN

This agreement has as end, exploit the big patrimonial knowledge that Ushuaia's Train possesses and to qualify our Ecuadorian technical personnel in the commercialization of the Train of the Mitad del Mundo (Tourist - patrimonial)

The technical advising of countries developed in the railway topic sustains, rests and feeds to the Process of Rehabilitation of the Railroad, being constituted in a technical profitable work that he will return to the Ecuadorian people to the majestic railroad.

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FAIR YAKU ÑAMBY

The Company of Ecuadorian Railroads will inform in the fair forum Yaku Ñamby (Route of the Water), organized by the Department of Tourism, in Tena's city of November 27 to November 28, as part of the Strategic Plan of Development of Sustainable Tourism in Ecuador until 2020.

This seeks to promote a sustainable, integral development with sectorial vision to achieve a human development in harmony with the nature and with an institutional solid base, under the motto of the Organization of the Agreement of Amazonian Cooperation, OTCA, who declared a year 2009 as year of the destination Amazonía.

The Route of the Train of the Mitad del Mundo forms a part of the emblematic routes that the Department of Tourism promotes, as well as also the Route of the Spondylus and Route of the Libertador. In the stand of the Railroad company, there will be information related to the Project of Rehabilitation of the National Railway System, costs, schedules and attractions of the routes that nowadays are operating.

Latacunga, October 2009

His various works boarded religious topics, representations about the nature and abstract content. During the exhibition, the artist told the audience what that meant each one of his works.
The show took place last Saturday March 30, from 08:00 to 15:00in the middle of a great affluence of community residents, train tourists and general public.

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