Bombardier Wins Third Mass Transit Complete Signalling System in Brazil

Bombardier Transportation has won a new order to deliver the signalling solution for Line 5 of the Sao Paulo Metro in Brazil.

The new system will enable trains to circulate in safety with a short 75 second headway, therefore maximising the line capacity. The US$96 million US contract, has been awarded by Companhia do Metropolitano de Sao Paulo (CMSP).

The scope of the project comprises the turnkey design, supply, installation and commissioning of a CITYFLO 650 solution for the existing 8.4 km of line with six stations plus the extension of the line by 11.6 km with 11 new stations and a total of 34 new trains. Equipment and services will be provided and delivered by the experienced Bombardier teams in Brazil, Spain and the US.

Anders Lindberg, President, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, said: “This is an important new reference for the Bombardier CBTC map of projects worldwide, following Madrid and London, two of the busiest metro networks in Europe. As our second signalling contract with Metro Sao Paulo and our third complete mass transit signalling system contract in Brazil, this further strengthens our rail control expertise in this fast developing market and we look forward to working with Companhia Do Metropolitano De Sao Paulo Metro.”

CITYFLO 650 is a highly popular Bombardier ATC solution operating in North America, Europe and Asia. It is a moving block, CBTC system utilising modern radio-based wide area networks to communicate between the control centre and the train. In addition, the system can be installed without interruption to service and within tight timelines and can provide interoperability with legacy train control systems. All this means improved safety, higher capacity, shorter headways between trains and reduced maintenance costs.

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