VIAQUATRO, operator of São Paul Metro Line 4/Yellow has applied for a licence that will enable it to start work on a two-station, 3.3km extension. It will be the first metro line to extended over the city boundary.

The two new stations are Chácara do Jockey, in the Butantã district, and an as yet unnamed station in the municipality of Taboão da Serra.

The Secretariat for Investment Partnerships (SPI) of the São Paulo state government expects that work on the Reais 3bn ($US 580m) project will begin in December this year and that operation of the new line could start in 2028.

Line 4, which is currently 12.8 km with 11 stations, connects the Luz district, in the centre of the São Paulo, with the Vila Sônia district, to the west of the city centre. When complete, the extension is expected to generate an additional 80,000 passengers a day for Line 4.

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