The 24.1km line, which will use the current alignment from Brigadier Tobias to George Oetterer, was announced at Brazil’s first Seminar on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Infrastructure on March 15.


Interested parties have until September 10 to apply to participate in the process. According to the city government, the studies will look at the structuring of the projects and the subsequent evaluation of possible models of concession contracts, either as a standard concession or a Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

The line will transport an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 passengers per day.

The 13km-long first phase of the light rail between George Oetterer and downtown of Sorocaba is scheduled to begin operation in August 2020, while a timeframe for the second stage has not yet been set.