Bombardier Transportation, together with two consortium partners, announced today that it has won an order to design, supply and install a 24 kilometer BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system in Sao Paulo for Companhia do Metropolitano de Sao Paulo (CMSP / Sao Paulo Metro). The total value of the contract is 1.07 billion euro. Bombardier’s share of the design-build contract is 606 million euro.
The new line, known as Expresso Tiradentes, will serve as an extension of the Sao Paulo Metro Line 2 and will have the capacity to transport 40,000 passengers per hour per direction between the Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes urbanizations. This journey currently takes almost two hours and the new INNOVIA Monorail system will reduce the journey time to approximately 50 minutes, benefiting 500,000 users daily.
The Express Monotrilho Leste Consortium (Eastern Express Monorail Consortium) is lead by the Brazilian civil contractor Queiroz Galvao and incorporates construction firm Construtora OAS and Bombardier as an Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) equipment supplier. Bombardier will design and supply system-wide E&M elements for the 24 km, 17 station INNOVIA Monorail 300 system, including 54 seven-car trains (378 cars) with BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation as well as providing project management, systems engineering and integration, testing and commissioning for the new trains and signalling.
Engineering, design and testing for the Monorail vehicles will be centered at Bombardier’s site in Kingston, Canada. Manufacturing of the initial cars will be carried out by Bombardier in Pittsburgh, USA, and subsequent cars will be built in Brazil at Bombardier’s plant in Hortolandia. Phase One of the system is expected to open for passenger services by 2014.
Commenting on the announcement, Andre Navarri, President and COO of Bombardier Transportation, said: “To be selected by Sao Paulo Metro as the Monorail system supplier for the Expresso Tiradentes project is a great privilege. The introduction of our INNOVIA Monorail 300 system to this great city will increase mobility for citizens, reduce congestion, and benefit the local economy as well as the environment.” He added: “Our investment in local manufacturing is a key element in our project delivery plan and essential for Bombardier’s long-term participation in Brazil’s fast growing railway market.”
Eran Gartner, President Systems Division of Bombardier Transportation, added: “Our new INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for Sao Paulo is a game changer in the industry, as it allows fast construction of high capacity transit lines. With its advanced technology, the new system will dramatically improve the quality of life for thousands of residents by halving their daily commuting time and with its attractive aerodynamic design, the INNOVIA Monorail is set to become an iconic image on the Sao Paulo skyline.”
Bombardier brings to Sao Paulo the most extensive transit system experience in the industry and has previously supplied four other fully automated Monorail systems (Tampa, Newark, Jacksonville and Las Vegas in the United States). Bombardier is currently supplying the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system to Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the prestigious new King Abdullah Financial District.