Nippon Signal will supply Automatic Train Supervision (ATS), electronic interlockings and its Simple-structure and high Performance ATC by Radio Communication (Sparcs) CBTC technology for the 13.5km driverless line, which will link Brasilândia with São Joaquim on Line 1.

MHI was selected last year by PPP concessionaire Move São Paulo to provide railway systems for the project.

The 15-station line will serve university campuses and the district of Higienopolis and is expected to carry around 633,000 passengers per day. Commercial services are due to start by 2020.