The construction of Panama railway began. At that time Panama was part of Colombian territory and it was the begining of the railway expansion in Colombia.
The construction, assembly and operation of railway networks begin in Colombia, leading to the construction of a rail line between Barranquilla and Puerto Colombia.
Works begin on the railway line between Santa Marta and the Magdalena River, which will reach Sevilla, a municipality of Zona Bananera.
The railway line arrives to the Municipality of Fundacion, being used exclusively, for the transport of bananas in the zone. By this time the works that united the ports of Buenaventura and Santa Marta were completed.
The limits of the railway corridor in the whole railway line from Chiriguana to Santa Marta were established by Public Deeds through which the National Government acquired the lands for the construction of the railway line.
FERROVIAS and Ferrocarriles del Norte de Colombia FENOCO S.A., entered into a Concession Contract, through which the Red Férrea del Atlántico is delivered to FENOCO S.A. in concession for its construction, rehabilitation-reconstruction, conservation, operation and exploitation.
The ITCS ("Incremental Train Control System") was put into operation, which is a communications-based system using GPS technology to locate the train and virtual signals monitored from on-board computers in the Locomotives. This system is in line with the world's most advanced train control technology.
To date, FENOCO S.A., has built 165.4 kilometers of the second railway line that correspond to the rural areas of El Paso, Bosconia, El Copey, Algarrobo, Fundacion, Guamachito, Iberia, Rio Frio and Cienaga.