6.6 C
London
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Excavation of Sao Paulo’s Line 6 metro begins

Listen to this article

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).

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Rail News

Lift towers successfully installed at Anniesland station

Network Rail engineers worked through the night to install the steel structures at Anniesland railway station on Saturday 15...

More like this...