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Brazil "needs $US 82.4bn" for rail projects

Friday, January 06, 2012  

BRAZIL will need to find $US 82.4bn to fully-fund all of its planned rail projects, according to the country's National Transport Federation (CNT). Of this, $US 41.3bn is required for the national network and a further $US 40.43bn for urban rail projects.

Mr Rodridgo Vilaça, head of CNT's rail division, says half the money should come from the government but the current level of commitment means the private sector will be left to bear up to 70% of the total cost.

CNT looked at the 13 principal freight corridors, analysing traffic from 2006-2010. During this period, freight volumes rose from 404.2 million tonnes to 470.1 million tonnes, an increase of 16.3%. Production increased from 232.2 billion to 278 billion tonne-km, up almost 20%.

The study also showed that the private sector has invested $US 13bn since 1997, when the first private concessions were awarded. In the same period, the federal government invested just $US 706m. Around $US 1.63 billion was invested in the network last year.

 
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Testing starts in Salvador

23 January 2012

BRAZIL: Test running on the first 6∙5 km section of Salvador metro Line 1 between Lapa and Acesso Norte began on December 22. Testing is scheduled to continue until April, when a free passenger service will be introduced until the start of commercial services in June.

The line will serve the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium being built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Construction of the metro began in 2000 with plans to open the 13 km Line 1 by 2003, but this was delayed to 2008 and then 2012. Hyundai Rotem delivered six four-car trains for the line in 2008.

Thee remaining 6∙5 km of Line 1 to Pirajá is now expected to be completed by 2013, and a second line is under construction

 
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Scomi Engineering, part of Scomi Group, has signed a contract along with three consortium partners to design and construct a monorail system for the Manaus area of Brazil.

Scomi Engineering, CR Almedia, Mendes Junior and Serveng will design and build the 20 km straddle monorail.

Under the consortium, Scomi’s scope of works will involve the design and supply of rolling stock and depot equipment, system integration and project management.

Hilmy Zaini Zainal, Scomi Brazil Country President said:

“With the Manaus project, we continue to further consolidate our position to provide innovative urban transport solutions in Brazil.”

 
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Porto Alegre Metro, Brazil


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Porto Alegre Metro, or Metro de Porto Alegre, is a bidirectional single-line subway in Porto Alegre, the capital and largest city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The railway line connects Porto Alegre to the towns located in the north of the metropolitan area, such as Canoas, Esteio, Sapucaia do Sul and Sao Leopoldo.

The Porto Alegre Metro has been in commercial operation since March 1985, and carrying more than 170,000 commuters every day. The system has a length of 33.8km and serves 17 stations.

The subway is operated by Trensurb, a company owned jointly by the central government (99.21%), the state government of Rio Grande do Sul (0.61%) and the city of Porto Alegre (0.17%).

Metro de Porto Alegre subway background

"The Porto Alegre Metro has been in commercial operation since March 1985, and carrying more than 170,000 commuters every day."

The metro rail for Porto Alegre was conceived in 1976 by GEIPOT (Group Executive Integration of Transport Policies of the Brazilian Transportation Planning).

The studies conducted by GEIPOT showed that the new metro system will reduce the flow of vehicles on the BR-116 roadway and will allow commuters to travel for low costs at greater speed.

Work necessary for the implementation of the line, such as positioning of rails, sleepers, air mains and installation of signalling and communication equipment, were undertaken between 1980 and 1985.

The metro system was commissioned in March 1985 and commercial operations commenced two days later.

The subway was initially operated between Central Public Market and Sapucaia do Sul. It was extended to Unisinos in December 1997 and further 3.8km to the Sao Leopoldo Museum in November 2000.

Line routes and infrastructure of the Brazilian railway line

The 33.8km subway starts at the Central Public Market in Porto Alegre and ends at Sao Leopoldo Museum in Sao Leopoldo. This section is being further extended north to Novo Hamburgo.

The metro system comprises two bidirectional electrified lines. A 31.4km stretch of the section is totally barricaded and there is no level crossing. Another 2.4km is elevated. Track gauge is 1,600mm.

The average distance between each station is 2.1km. The platforms at each station are 190m in length and support the operations of two trains. Electricity is fed to the train by overhead lines of 3,000V of direct current.

Line one extension project

The Brazilian Government is undertaking various projects to revamp transport infrastructure in the country ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. One of them is the extension of line one of the Porto Alegre Metro from Sao Leopoldo Museum to New Hamburg (Novo Hamburgo).

The project is budgeted at approximately $540m and involves installation of 9.3km of elevated tracks, four new stations, three in Novo Hamburgo and one in Sao Leopoldo, plus infrastructure for a future fifth station.

The project also involves redevelopment in the surroundings of the system.

Construction on the project commenced in 2009 and the new section of the line is scheduled to be operational in 2012. The new section is projected to attract 40,000 users.

The project is being undertaken by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht-led New Tram consortium consisting of Andrade Gutierrez, Toniolo Busnelo and T´TRANS.

Rolling stock and signalling on the Porto Alegre Metro

The Porto Alegre Metro is served by 25 electric multiple unit (EMU) trains, each comprising four cars. The stainless steel-made cars have an average carrying capacity of 1,081 passengers.

"The Brazilian Government is undertaking various projects to revamp transport infrastructure ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup."

The trains were delivered by a Mitsui & Co. led Japanese consortium. The train cars were manufactured by Nippon Sharyo, Hitachi and Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

The subway's signalling systems allow the movement of 20 train compositions an hour in each direction. Centralized traffic control (CTC) system, Cabsignal (CS), speed control of trains (SCT) and automatic stop of trains (AST) ensure safe movement of trains.

Movement of trains along the subway track is controlled by operations control center (OCC) through video monitors and synoptic panels.

Invensys Rail Dimetronic was contracted in June 2009 to supply signalling equipment for the 9.3km extension of the Port Alegre Metro.

Future of the bidirectional single-line subway

A second line has been planned to link the city centre of Porto Alegre to the towns in the east of the metropolitan area. A 19km line will be laid between Sarandi and Azenha. About 16km of the total line will be underground.

 
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Midwestern Brazil's Mato Grosso state will relaunch a tender to design and build a light rail transit (LRT) system in state capital Cuiabá.

 
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SuperVia to order 60 more emus from CNR Changchun

Wednesday, February 29, 2012  

RIO de Janeiro suburban rail operator SuperVia has selected CNR Changchun, China, as the preferred bidder for a Reais 542.6m ($US 320.1m) contract to supply 60 emus. Other bidders included CSR, CAF, and Alstom.

CNR Changchun already has a contract to supply 34 four-car emus to SuperVia, five of which have been delivered to Brazil. The first of these trains (pictured) is now being tested in Rio de Janeiro.

In addition, Supervia plans to order a further 30 emus to strengthen its fleet in the run-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, which Rio de Janeiro will host.

 
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since opening in 2009, the General Osório Metro station (the last stop of Line 1) in Ipanema has increased the accessibility to the area, connecting Praça General Osório with Copacabana Cantagalo Metro stop. However, due to further expansion of the new Metro Line 4, extending to Barra da Tijuca, the stations will close for eight months starting in December 2012.

The Metro stop at Praça General Osório in Ipanema will close for eight months in December, photo by Ana Gabriela Ribeiro.

According to MetroRio company, press attaché, Andrea Uchoa, FBS Comunicaçoes, says that they will make sure to minimize distress for commuters.

The plan is for both General Osório and Cantagalo stations to be connected by a walking tunnel to the Siqueira Campos station in Copacabana, which will temporarily be the last Line 1 Metro train stop. In addition to the walking tunnel, increased Metro Buses will help commuters during the construction period.

Uchoa clarifies: “To ensure the connection … it will be necessary to construct a interlink tunnel between Cantagalo and General Osório station. The four minutes minimum interval between “Metrô na superficie” buses, will be reduced to three minutes, and the vehicle fleet will increase from fifteen to 23 vehicles” she says.

However, some residents have voice concerns on that matter. Dayse Daiane, who has lived in Ipanema since the  opening of metro station, says “It is a shame, that they haven’t planned this before the Olympic Games, now, it will be a bit messy.”

The Cantagalo Metro station in Copacabana was inaugurated in 2007, photo by MetroRio.

She explains: “I normally take thirty minutes to arrive at Tijuca every day, as a house call esthetician, I have clients all along the Line 1 [Metro], now I will have to be careful with planning my appointments, if I will have to take a bus.”

As for Patricia Santos, a domestic worker in Ipanema that lives in Nova Iguaçu, she will have problems specially returning home. “In the mornings I get a non-licensed bus, ‘onibus pirata’ that takes me here and it is direct, so I arrive faster.”

However Santos explains the return trip is more complicated, “I am scared of the traffic, because I have to go from General Osório Station to Central Metro Station then get the train to estaçao Japeri [Japeri Metro station] and finally a bus to Nova Iguaçu center. It sometimes takes three hours.” she says.

For Everline Pelucho, a clothing store manager in Ipanema that lives in Tijuca, Zona Norte (North Zone), near the Saens Pena Metro station, thinks that this will complicate her life a lot.

“Having to get a bus from Siqueira Campos or even having to walk a long corridor will take more time. Before the Metro I used to take one hour and twenty minutes to arrive at Ipanema, now with the Metro, it only takes 35 minutes, and with more buses, there will be more traffic,” she says.

With the Metro station closures still nine months away, residents and commuters will have time to prepare contingency plans, but there is already a sense of frustration. In the long-term though, the new Line 4 will carry more than 300,000 people per day, and is expected to remove approximately 2,000 vehicles from the roadways during peak hour.

 
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Most guide books will say no trip to Rio is complete without a ride on the gondola, which used to refer only to visiting the Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf) for a view of the bay. Now more people are finding their way to the Complexo do Alemão favelas to enjoy a different type of high-ride experience on the Teleférico line in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone).

The view of Complexo do Alemão from above, photo by Nathan M. Walters.

Operational since July of 2011, the Teleférico is truly unlike anything else that can be seen in Rio. The ride high above the expansive bundle of favelas that compose Complexo do Alemão is incredible. A living mosaic below, all set against a backdrop of the serene natural beauty for which Brazil is known.

Word is spreading and more tourists, albeit mainlyBrazilian, are finding their way to the newly revitalized Bonsucesso train station—the platform from which the Teleférico launches.

A group of travelers from São Paulo stated, “We saw it on on TV. We came up to Rio for Carnival and after we thought we should make the trip on the gondola.”

The security guard directing the way to the ramp from Bonsucesso to Teleférico ramp mentioned, “On weekends we are full all day. On Saturday there is music at Palmeiras station and we see a lot of tourists.”

The trip to the Teleférico is perfect for those on a budget, in a city not known for anything being inexpensive, but should not be passed up by anyone.  To understand the cultural fabric of Rio and Brazil, it is important to venture beyond the beaches.

A round-trip from Zona Sul (South Zone) can cost just R$10, one subway and one train, though a cab will go direct to Bonsucesso train station for around R$40 one-way. The trip on the gondola is only R$1 to Palmeiras and then another R$1 ticket to return.

At Palmeiras, visitors must disembark before riding back down to Bonsucesso, and most venture out to the hill of Palmeiras, which is now heavily guarded by UPP officers, and take pictures of the panoramic view.

String of Teleférico Gondolas over Complexo do Alemão, photo by Nathan M. Walters

Favela tourism is a controversial issue in Rio, as there is a balance to be struck between the integrity of the people living there, with travelers who are drawn to the imagery that can only be found in Rio’s favelas.

This balance seems to be maintained with the Teleférico. The rolling hills plus the colors and shapes of the structures from above are remarkable, and no one has to feel as if they are a spectacle.

The Teleférico is a symbol of success for Complexo do Alemão, a place where little over a year ago violent conflict between the government and drug gangs transpired.

There are signs of progress, Antonio Maurício de Moura Silva, who operates a bar in the area, notes, “This is a beautiful place in a different way, a place to understand the true Rio de Janeiro. Today it is a place of hope.”

Everyone, visitors, workers, and locals, seem to be excited by the attention now being paid to the Teleférico, and although as with all pacified favelas, it is uncertain what the future holds, for now Complexo do Alemão seems to be headed in the right direction.

 
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Location: Botany NSW

A project to build a light rail transit (LRT) system for Brazil's capital city is at risk of cancellation, as it is unlikely to be completed in time for the 2014 World Cup.

 
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CAF: According to consolidated results published on February 28, Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF had an order backlog worth €5·03bn as of December 31 2011, up 11% on the year before. Of the current backlog, 73% was for customers outside Spain. Production in 2011 totalled 1 096 cars, including 133 for Metro de Caracas in Venezuela and 96 commuter cars for CPTM of São Paulo, Brazil. Six diesel power cars and 25 coaches were also completed for Saudi Railways Organisation.  Domestic customers included Metro de Madrid for which CAF built a total of 98 cars in 2011. Production for RENFE comprised 45 Civia IV commuter EMU cars, 16 high speed gauge-changing vehicles and 12 DMU cars for medium-distance services.  Net turnover in 2011 was €1·72bn, up 10% on the year before, with export orders accounting for 75% of this total. EBITDA from continuing operations was €228·8m in 2011, up 13% on the year before. 

  • An in-depth feature on CAF will appear in the April 2012 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.
 
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The 2014 World Cup secretariat for Brazil's Mato Grosso state (Secopa) has relaunched a tender to design and build a light rail transit (LRT) system in state capital Cuiabá. 

 
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MetrôRio, the private company that operates the Rio de Janeiro Metro, will implant the solution of the Spanish company Goal Systems for the optimal planification and scheduling of the city’s underground, constituted by the GoalRail® metro and GoalDriver®.

In late 2011, MetrôRio initiated an international selection process, with the aim of implanting a system to automate, optimize and simulate the planification and scheduling of the trains and drivers. Through a selective process, MetrôRio chose Goal Systems for the implementation of this system.

Rio de Janeiro is living an economic renaissance driven by the important international events that will occur in the next few years, events that include the 2016 Olympic Games. One of the key aspects to overcome the challenges that the late Brazilian capital will have to face is the consolidation of a modern and sustainable transport system.

With the backing of Goal Systems’ experience in similar projects, it will be possible to conduct and implement GoalRail® metro and GoalDriver® in a small stretch of time.

This project will be fulfilled in a partnership between Goal Systems and RJ Consultores, a company with more tan 35 years experience in activities such as planification, implantation and operation of computing areas, organization, systems and methods.

 

 

 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW

MetrôRio, the private company that operates the Rio de Janeiro Metro, will implant the solution of the Spanish company Goal Systems for the optimal planification and scheduling of the city’s underground, constituted by the GoalRail® metro and GoalDriver®.

In late 2011, MetrôRio initiated an international selection process, with the aim of implanting a system to automate, optimize and simulate the planification and scheduling of the trains and drivers. Through a selective process, MetrôRio chose Goal Systems for the implementation of this system.

Rio de Janeiro is living an economic renaissance driven by the important international events that will occur in the next few years, events that include the 2016 Olympic Games. One of the key aspects to overcome the challenges that the late Brazilian capital will have to face is the consolidation of a modern and sustainable transport system.

With the backing of Goal Systems’ experience in similar projects, it will be possible to conduct and implement GoalRail® metro and GoalDriver® in a small stretch of time.

This project will be fulfilled in a partnership between Goal Systems and RJ Consultores, a company with more tan 35 years experience in activities such as planification, implantation and operation of computing areas, organization, systems and methods.

 

 

 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW

Brazilian authorities are due to issue a license by Friday (Mar 23) to start work on phase I of São Paulo's 3.2bn-real (US$1.76bn) line 17 monorail project.

"The city's environment secretary is currently finalizing the process and an official announcement should be published this week," the spokesperson said.

 

The 17.7 km monorail line will run from Congonhas airport to state metropolitan rail company CPTM's urban railway line 9 in the Morumbi neighborhood.

The monorail will be built in three phases and should be completed in 2016.

 

Phase I work, which entails building 7.7km of the monorail, will cost 1.9bn reais. It should be completed in time for the 2014 World Cup, for which São Paulo is a host city.

 

The line will be built by consortium Monotrilho Integração, made up of local companies Andrade Gutierrez,CR Almeida and MPE, along with Malaysia's Scomi Engineering.

 

 
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Brazil's midwest regional development agency, Sudeco, is planning studies for a project to upgrade and operate a 70km railroad stretch between the cities of Brasília and Luziânia in Goiás state, director Marcelo Dourado told BNamericas.

"By Friday (Mar 30), we will sign a cooperative agreement with government entities to kick off the development of the basic plan," Dourado said.

 

The plan, which involves 16.7mn reais (US$9.23mn) in Sudeco funding, includes technical, economic, and environmental feasibility studies.

The project aims to adapt the railway line, which currently handles only cargo, to perform passenger transport services as well. The upgrade is expected to cost some 90mn reais.

 

Once the basic plan is ready, a tender to hire a company to carry out the modifications and operate the railway line should launch by year-end, according to Dourado.

The initiative is supported by national ground transport agency ANTT, national transportation agency DNIT, the ministries of transport and national integration, and the federal district and Goiás state governments.

 
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Location: Botany NSW

Electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains manufactured by China's CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. went into operation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 20. An inaugural ceremony was held on that date.

Chinese consortium CMC-CNRCRC signed a contract for delivery 30 new trains to State Transport of Rio de Janeiro in June 2009. Constructed of stainless steel, the car bodies are constructed according to AAR standards, the consortium says.

The EMUs will operate on theexisting five electric lines of Rio de Janeiro. The consortium says the equipment is the first Chinese EMU gear running in South America.

CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. also will deliver 114 rapid transit ("metro") cars to Rio de Janeiro this year, with all EMU and metro equipment delivered in time for the International Federation of Association Football (Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA) World Cup in 2014, as well as the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

 
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MetrôRio, the private company that operates Rio de Janeiro’s metro system, will be implementing Goal Systems’ complete solution for planning and scheduling for the metro, including integrated tools Goal Rail Metro and Goal Driver.

 

 

(30/03/2012)  At the end of 2011, MetrôRio started the process of choosing a system for automating, optimizing and simulating planning and scheduling of timetables for their network of trains and driving shifts. 

The Goal Systems solution for MetrôRio will contribute to consolidate a modern, sustainable transport system that will enable the Brazilian capital to successfully overcome the important events that will take place in the city in upcoming years, such as the 2016 Olympic Games.

The implementation of Goal Rail Metro and Goal Driver will be carried out together with RJ Consultores, a company specialised in planning, implementation and operation activities in the fields of information technology, organization, systems and methods.

 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW

BRAZIL: The first of 30 electric multiple-units which CNR Changchun is supplying for Rio de Janeiro suburban services was officially launched by Carlos José Cunha, President of operating concessionaire SuperVia, state Deputy Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão and Secretary of Transport Julio Lopes on March 20. 'The first journey on a Chinese train is an important moment, because it reflects the new standard of excellence that SuperVia intends to offer', said Cunha.  The new trains are part of an R$2·4bn upgrading of the 225 km suburban rail network. An R$40m operations control centre was brought into use in January, and Silve Freire station which closed in the 1960s was reopened in March.  Using World Bank support, the state government signed the US$165m contract for the 1 600 mm gauge EMUs with a consortium of China National Machinery Import & Export Corp and CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles in June 2009.  The four-car 3 kV DC units have stainless steel bodies, air-conditioning, CCTV, passenger information systems, and capacity for 1 300 passengers. CNR Changchun says they are the first Chinese EMUs to enter service in South America.  All are expected to be in use by September. The state government is currently procuring a further 60 EMUs which would replace older stock by 2014. 

  • Under a separate contract CNR Changchun is supplying 19 six-car trains to Metrô Rio. These are scheduled to enter service in time for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. The first vehicles were shipped from China at the end of March, and five trains are expected to arrive in Brazil by May, according to Metrô Rio Engineering Director Jóubert Flores.
 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the Federal Government announced funding of R$1.63 billion (around US$1 billion) to finance the development of two key transportation projects in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. These projects are the construction of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line on Avenida Brasil, known as the “Transbrasil” and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line in Centro.

President Dilma Rousseff and Rio’s Mayor, Eduardo Paes, made the announcement on March 12th during an official visit to the Transcarioca (Galeão Airport to Barra) BRT works.

The funding will be released from the Program for Accelerated Growth’s (PAC) Urban Mobility budget. In total Brazil’s PAC 2 Transport sector is set to receive investments of R$104.5 billion from 2011 – 2014.

With an estimated total cost of R$1.3 billion and a 36-month predicted construction time-frame, Rio’sTransbrasil has been has been awarded R$1.129 billion from the Federal Government. The City Government will contribute the remaining R$171 million.

For the Central LRT, whose cost is R$ 1.1 billion, the Federal Government will finance R$500 million, and the remainder will be funded through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

The Transbrasil will form part of a new, four-line, High Performance Transportation Ring, which aims to expand the high-capacity transportation coverage rate from the current eighteen percent to 63 percent by 2016. The roadway will link Deodoro (one of the four areas of the city which will host events during the 2016 Games) to the Santos Dumont Domestic Airport.

The other three lines are: the Transcarioca, which is already under construction, linking Barra, (which will host more than fifty percent of the sporting competitions), to the Tom Jobim International Airport; the Transoeste (also under construction, connecting Barra to the Santa Cruz and Campo Grande areas); and the Transolimpica (which will link Barra to Deodoro and is currently being tendered).

The Central LRT is designed to integrate metro stations, train stations, ferries, BRTs, conventional bus networks and the Santos Dumont Airport, thereby improving traffic conditions in the city’s Central zone, with the goal of reducing bus circulation in the region.

The project is also an essential part of the renovation of the city’s Port Zone, which will host several non-sporting venues during the Rio 2016 Games, including the Main Operations, Technology, Logistics and Security Centers, Accommodation Villages, the Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Center, and the Non-Accredited Media Center.

Mayor Eduardo Paes emphasized the legacy of the new transport systems in improving city life, “[They] will transform the city’s day-to-day. They will change traffic and transportation in several regions of Rio, especially the suburban area, which has lately been overlooked and dilapidated.”

The Rio 2016 President, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, said, “The guaranteed investments from the Federal and City Governments show the commitment and integration of all government levels with Rio 2016. They also ensure safe and efficient transportation during the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games. And above all, it demonstrates that the event will bring deep and positive transformations to the city.”

 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW

The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has launched a tender to design and build two light rail lines in Cuiabá, totalling 22 km with 33 stops. The US$682m project is to be completed in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Funding is being provided by Caixa Econômica Federal.

 
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CNR’s first Rio emu enters service


Monday, April 02, 2012


THE first four-car emu manufactured for Rio de Janeiro's suburban operator SuperVia by CNR Changchun, China, has entered service on the city's suburban network following a commemorative ceremony held on March 20.

 

The stainless steel vehicle is the first Chinese-built train to enter service in South America and will soon be followed by 33 others as part of the contract signed by Rio de Janeiro State Transport with the CMC-CNRCRC consortium in June 2009. Five of the trains have already been delivered to Brazil, with all 34 as well as 114 metro cars due to enter service before the Soccer World Cup in 2014 which Brazil is hosting.

 

Last month SuperVia placed an additional order worth Reais 542.6m for 60 emus with CNR Changchun as the operator aims to boost its fleet in the run up to the 2016 Olympic Games which Rio is hosting.

 

 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW

Residents of Rio’s outer neighborhoods are set to reap the benefits from major new transportation links scheduled to be completed in time for the 2016 Olympic Games. Many areas will see vast improvements now that the city has secured R$1.63 billion (US$1 billion) to finance the construction of the BRT Transbrasil bus line and the Central LTR (Light Rail Transit) system 

 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW


(Hugin) - Con il nuovo stabilimento aumenta la capacità produttiva locale di soluzioni per il trasporto di massa destinate a soddisfare la forte crescita del mercato latinoamericano BERLINO, GERMANIA - (Marketwire - 13 aprile 2012) - In data odierna, Bombardier Transportation ha inaugurato a Hortolándia, nello stato di San Paolo del Brasile, uno stabilimento d'avanguardia per la produzione di veicoli monorotaia. Il nuovo stabilimento è il frutto di un investimento da USD 15 Mio e costituirà il centro mondiale di Bombardier per la produzione di veicoli monorotaia. Lo stabilimento soddisferà la domanda del mercato brasiliano, attualmente in forte espansione, sfruttando anche, con l'esportazione, le opportunità offerte dal settore in America Latina e nel resto del mondo. Il nuovo stabilimento creerà 250 nuovi posti di lavoro con le attività direttamente riguardanti la produzione di veicoli ferroviari, come la fabbricazione di casse in alluminio e carrelli e l'assemblaggio finale. L'indotto creato dall'aumento delle attività Bombardier genererà 500 posti di lavoro aggiuntivi tra i fornitori locali della società. Il nuovo investimento sottolinea l'impegno di lungo termine di Bombardier in Brasile, un mercato dove la società è attiva da molti anni. The Hortolandia Monorail manufacturing site was built in just 18 months and will start its manufacturing activities immediately. The first carbodies and bogies are already being manufactured there and the first completed monorail cars are expected to exit the assembly line later this year. The new site was designed and built following the most modern industrial standards worldwide and is based on technology transferred from Bombardier's manufacturing and engineering hubs in Kingston, Ontario, Canada; St. Bruno, Quebec, Canada; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Andre Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation, participated in the inauguration ceremony at the new site. The 100 guests in attendance included the Sao Paulo State Governor, Geraldo Alkmin, the Sao Paulo State Transport Secretary, Jurandir Fernandes, the Prime Minister of Quebec, Jean Charest, the Minister of Economic Development of Quebec, Sam Hamad, and representatives of Sao Paulo Metro and of other railway operators in Brazil, Bombardier suppliers and employees. Mr. Navarri was joined by Andre Guyvarch, President, Brazil, Bombardier Transportation and Serge van Themsche, Vice President EMEA and Brazil, Systems, Bombardier Transportation. "This new monorail manufacturing site represents the second phase of Bombardier's industrial expansion initiated in 2009 that aims to triple our number of employees in Brazil to 600 people and to quadruple the industrial area in Hortolandia," Navarri said. "Even more important than the new industrial facility is the advanced monorail vehicle we are going to manufacture here - a fine example of our continuous focus on technology development in order to offer interconnected modality of public transport across the globe. One of Bombardier's key strengths is combining this worldwide experience with the local knowledge to deliver the best-fit mobility solution for each city individually." Navarri added: "The new high capacity BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system we are building for Sao Paulo is game changing because it offers a transportation capacity similar to a metro, yet the light infrastructure required reduces the construction price and the implementation schedule by up to one half, bringing quality of life benefits to citizens sooner and more cost effectively. We are certain that once service operation starts, it will be acknowledged as one of the best mass transit solutions ever built." The INNOVIA Monorail 300 system is Bombardier's newest transportation system technology. Cost effective to introduce without requiring major infrastructure or civil works, it offers transport capacity up to 48,000 passengers per hour per direction. Whether transporting visitors to out-of-town destinations, or offering high capacity, frequent services for more densely used inner city routes, the INNOVIA Monorail 300 ensures passengers experience the ultimate in modern ride comfort. Bombardier's new manufacturing site is set to serve projects in Brazil as well as in the Latin America region. Its first order is the delivery of 54 seven-car INNOVIA Monorail 300 trains (378 cars) for Metro Sao Paulo. To ensure a successful and faster ramp-up of the project, one train (7 cars) will be produced and tested by Bombardier at the Kingston testing facility in Canada. The remaining Monorail cars will be produced at the new site in Brazil. The site will also result in a broader industrial development of the country due to the production requirements requested by Bombardier of its local suppliers. More than 15 companies have set up or expanded production in Brazil in response to Bombardier's requests. In addition, the most advanced manufacturing techniques will be applied, using lightweight, highly resistant aluminum and composite materials, making Bombardier the first railway company in Brazil to introduce new technologies for aluminum carbody manufacturing. Answering tomorrow's congestion challenges today "The fact that this advanced manufacturing facility was completed so fast and smoothly is primarily due to the extraordinary commitment of our staff in Brazil and in North America," said Andre Guyvarch, President, Brazil, Bombardier Transportation. "I would also like to thank Metro Sao Paulo for having selected our advanced system to respond to the city's mobility needs. Our team will do everything to meet expectations and the hopes of Sao Paulo commuters, who want to see the time they spend in traffic every day significantly reduced as soon as possible." Benefiting more than 500,000 users daily, Bombardier's new INNOVIA Monorail 300 system will reduce journey times from almost two hours down to approximately 50 minutes between the stations Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes on Metro Sao Paulo's Line 2. Bombardier will design, supply and install the 24 km, 17 station system with BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control. The first section of the new line, connecting the stations of Vila Prudente and Oratorio is expected to start passenger service at the end of 2013, followed by a second section in 2014. The line will be completed in 2016. Bombardier is a member of a consortium led by the Brazilian civil contractor Queiroz Galvao and also incorporating the construction firm Construtora OAS. With more than 60 systems in operation in many countries and more than 40 years of experience of managing transit systems, Bombardier is highly proven to deliver turnkey transportation systems anywhere in the world. It provides unrivalled support in maintaining fleet safety, availability, performance and reliability through its global operations and maintenance services network. Bombardier is committed to delivering the highest levels of system performance for the life of the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system in Sao Paulo and anticipates creating further high-skilled employment opportunities in Brazil. About Bombardier Transportation Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility

 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW


Two years to go?

 

Five of Brazil's 2014 World Cup host cities are waiting to receive a total 8.9bn reais (US$4.86bn) in funding from the national growth acceleration plan (PAC) for metro projects, a cities ministryspokesperson told BNamericas.

 

 

 

 

The funds are part of the total 18bn reais earmarked for urban transportation works in the country's 24 largest cities.

 

"The finances were due to be released on March 31; however, the projects are being re-evaluated and a date for an official announcement has not yet been defined," the spokesperson said.

 

The metro projects are planned for state capitals Curitiba (Paraná state), Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), Fortaleza (Ceará), Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) and Salvador (Bahia).

 

Curitiba's metro line has an estimated cost of 2.25bn reais. Some 500mn reais are due to come from the private sector and 1.75bn reais from PAC, through a 1bn-real federal government grant and 450mn reais and 300mn reais from the municipal and state governments respectively.

 

Budgeted at 3.05mn reais, Belo Horizonte's metro was allocated a 1bn-real grant and 750mn reais in financing from the federal government, while the remaining 1.3bn reais were to be provided by the state government and the municipal governments of Belo Horizonte and Contagem.

 

Investments are also due to come from the company eventually selected to form a public-private partnership (PPP) for the project, according to the official.

 

In northeast Brazil, Fortaleza expects a 1bn-real federal grant and 1bn reais in additional financing, while Salvador is awaiting a 1bn-real grant and 600mn reais in financing.

 

Finally, in the far south of the country, Porto Alegre has been allocated a 1bn-real federal government grant and 750mn reais in financing.

 
wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: front left seat EE set now departed

.HIGH-CAPACITY MONORAIL FOR SAO PAULO

on April 18, 2012 in South America

Bombardier’s Innovia Monorail 300 system being built in Sao Paulo is described by the manufacturer as “game changing” because it is said to achieve capacity similar to a metro (48,000 passengers per hour per direction), yet the light infrastructure required reduces the construction price and the implementation schedule cost-effectively by “up to one half”.

Bombardier claims the monorail will reduce journey times from almost two hours down to approximately 50 minutes between Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes on Metro Sao Paulo’s 24km, 17-station Line 2. Control will be by Bombardier’s Cityflo 650 automatic train control.

The first section of the new line, between Vila Prudente and Oratorio, is expected to start service at the end of 2013, followed by a second section in 2014. The complete line is to be finished in 2016. Bombardier is a member of a consortium led by the Brazilian civil contractor Queiroz Galvao and also incorporating the construction firm Construtora OAS.

According to Bombardier: “We are certain that once service operation starts, it will be acknowledged as one of the best mass transit solutions ever built.” The current rolling stock order is for 378 vehicles forming 54 seven-car trains.

 

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