Representatives of China’s leading rolling stock manufacturer CRRC met with Secretary of Cities, Lucio Gomes, and the preseident of the Cearense Society of Metropolitan Transport (Metrofor), Eduardo Hotz, to discuss the development of a new construction plant in the state of Ceará. The meeting focused on the economy of the state and the possibility of creating an EPZ (Export Processing Zone) to help attract and enable foreign investment in the region.
São Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin has confirmed that contracts with the Isolux Corsan-Corviam consortium for the construction of new stations as part of the Line 4 extension of the Metro have been rescinded. Five years after the projected completion date, the works remain a long way from completion and are already well over budget. A new contract tender to complete the works will open in the coming days, according to the city government.
China and Brazil have continued to discuss details of new projects, following Prime Minister Li Keqiang visit, which culminated in the announcement of US$53.3 billion of investment towards a new train factory, shipyard and technical training school in the South American country. “The partnerships as a result of the visit of Chinese Prime Minister, put Rio as a gateway for Chinese investment in Brazil”, the Rio governor explained.
The first of fifteen Chinese trains that will operate Metro Rio’s Line 4, connecting the Olympic Village to the Copacabana Game Center, has arrived in the city and is expected to be operational by the start of April 2015. Line 4 will run 16 miles and is projected to carry 300,000 passengers per day.
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All of the major Brazilian rail operators, including MRS Logística , Transnordestina, América Latina Logística (ALL) and Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM), were well represented at the event, which was chaired by president of the Brazilian Railway Industry Association (ABIFER), Vicente Abate.
CCR have confirmed that Thales will deploy a CBTC Signalling system on lines 1 and 2 of Salvador Metrô, in the Brazilian state of Bahia….
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Head of Planning and Development Cristian Mendonça provides a detailed overview of key upgrades and projects at Metrô Rio, ahead of the 2014 World Cup and…