SÃO Paulo Metro and the Systra Prime L22 consortium have signed a contract for the delivery of preliminary engineering, architectural and geological studies for the future Line 22/Brown metro project, which will connect the municipality of Cotia to the city of São Paulo.

Systra Prime L22 will have until May 2026 to complete the work following the signing of the service order for the project, which should take place by the end of June. The consortium had been selected as the winner of the tender in February.

The work produced during the 35-month period will be passed to the metro as it continues to assess the option of building an underground line or a mix of underground and elevated line.

The line is expected to be 29km long with 19 stations and serve 649,000 passengers per day. It will connect the centre of Cotia with Sumaré station on the Green Line, in the west of the city. Initially, 52 trains are expected to be required for the line, although this is subject to change.

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