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Excavation of Sao Paulo’s Line 6 metro begins

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Excavation work has begun on Sao Paulo’s Line 6 (Orange) metro line which will connect Brasilândia with Saint Joachim.

Governor Geraldo Ackmin officially launched the start of the construction programme at Octavian Alves de Lima Avenue on April 13.

The Orange line, which is expected to be completed by 2020, will link Brasilândia in the north of São Paulo with São Joaquim station in the city’s Liberdade district.

The total cost of the project is $9.6 billion, which will be split 50/50 between the government and a private consortium, creating around 9,000 jobs.

The 15-kilometre line, which will be constructed by two tunnel boring machines, will include connections to Line 7 (Ruby), Line 8 (Diamond), Line 4 (Yellow) and Line 1 (Blue).



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