Construction of the 21 station line will be implemented in two phases: Comércio - Plataforma (9.4km) and Plataforma - São Luiz (9.1km).

The aim of the Reais 1.1bn ($US 320m) project is to extend the reach of the city's rail network while improving services, facilities, and accessibility on the suburban line.

In the longer term the state government hopes to extend the line to other districts such as Simões Filho and Candeias.

In addition to light rail Salvador is extending metro Line 1 and constructing a second metro line, which will link Accesso Norte station on Line 1 with the airport.