São Paulo metro contract awarded20 February 2013
A EUR 20M (USD 27M) contract to install auxiliary systems on São Paulo Metro's Line 5 extension has been awarded. As part of a consortium, Alstom, won the contract, the company stated. The expansion will start in 2013 with the first station, Adolfo Pinheiro, to be inaugurated by the end of the year.
The extension is due to be completed in 2015. Alstom will be responsible for supplying the main ventilation system for the stations and tunnels of the new line passage, which will be very important to ensure passenger comfort and safety, the company stated.
In service since 2002, Line 5 has six stations linking Capao Redondo to Largo Treze and serves more than 22,000 passengers per hour. With the addition of 11 new stations, the line will have a total of 17 stations and will allow passengers to connect with two other lines; Line 1 at Santa Cruz station, and Line 2 at Chácara Klabin station.