The funds include $US 650 million for the Line 5 expansion programme,
which will be used to buy 26 new trains. The $US 2.5 billion project is
also being supported by the Brazilian Development Bank ($US 432
million), the International Development Bank ($US 481 million) and the
state treasury ($US 921 million).

The remaining $US 130 million
will be used to complete Line 4 (pictured), the city's first fully-automated metro
line, which when fully opened, will run for 12.8km between Luz and
Villa Sônia. The initial 3.6km section between Faria Lima and Paulista
opened in May.