Under the plans, Line 7 will be incorporated into the 100km north-south Phase 1 of the city’s Intercity Train (TIC) project, which will connect Line 7 with lines which are currently freight-only to provide regular passenger services between Barra Funda station in São Paulo, and Campinas.

Systra will support CPTM in the planning, monitoring and control of all works on Line 7, and offer corrective measures when necessary. In addition, Systra will prepare and present a management report covering the progress and result of actions implemented.

Work on Phase 1 will be carried out through a concession worth Reais 7bn (1.3bn), which will be awarded by CPTM in January 2021, and is expected to be completed in 2022. The contract will cover the modernisation and integration of the 102km route, as well as the procurement of rolling stock and operation of services for a term of 30 years.

The concession will cover the operation of a Barra Funda - Jundai - Campinas express service with an end-to-end journey time of around an hour, as well as a conventional intercity service connecting Francisco Morato to Campinas, serving nine stations. The Phase 1 TIC line is expected to serve a population of around three million along its route.

Phase 2 of the project envisages a 36km extension of the line from Campinas to Americana.