Latin American Railway Association

The Latin American Railway Association (ALAF), is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been recognized by the United Nations.

The Latin American Railway Association (ALAF) was found in 1964 and its main offices are in Buenos Aires, Argentina, two regional offices in Brazil (Brasilia and San Paulo) and one in Guatemala (Guatemala). The organization is constituted by most of the railway and railway-related industrial companies in Latin America.

ALAF has the following basic purposes:

  • To promote cooperation among its members and to contribute to the envelopment and expansion of railway transport in the region.
  • To promote a public policy in transportation ensuring the equal participation of the railway mode.
  • To support the development of railway transportation infrastructure projects, including intermodal transfer stations and port accessibility.
  • To develop a rationalized supply of railroad products and services in the Latin America region based on standardized products with warranted quality

Any public or private company or government agency performing activities related to transportation in general or railway transportation in particular may become a member of ALAF.

Contact Association

Contact Details:

Av. Belgrano 863, 1st Floor, Zip Code: 1092, Buenos Aires, Argentina

TEL: +54 11 4345 4006

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