September 06, 2017

Temoinsa-Sifang JV to supply São Paulo airport trains

Written by  Renata Passos
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PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) has finally signed a Reais 316.7m ($US 101.6m) contract with a consortium of CRRC Sifang and Brazilian company Temoinsa to supply eight eight-car trains for the Line 13, which will connect Safira station with São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport.

The contract award was announced in January and was confirmed on September 1 by São Paulo governor Mr Geraldo Alckmin. Finance for the order is supported by a €85m loan from the European Investment Bank and the trains will be delivered within 23 months.

The 170m-long trains will feature full-width gangways to maximise capacity and designated luggage areas for airport passengers. The joint-venture overcame competition from Hyundai Rotem and CAF to secure the order.

The 12.2km extension will offer a 15-minute journey time with trains set to run at eight-minute intervals. CPTM confirmed in July that the line will open next year. Construction began on the project at the end of 2013.

CPTM recently completed a feasibility study into an extension of the line, although this project is dependent on the availability of financial resources.

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