Brazil: CAF to Provide 26 New Trains for São Paulo Metro

Brazil's São Paulo state metropolitan transport company CPTM has secured 26 new trains for the city's metro system.

The new rolling stock will be used for the city's metro line 5, which runs from Redondo and Largo Treze in Santo Amaro district.

Spanish rail manufacturer CAF is providing the trains, increasing the line's fleet to 34. The trains, composed of six cars each, are worth a total 615mn reais (US$396mn).

The first trains are due to be delivered by 2013, with the rest arriving within 40 months.

Line 5 runs from districts Capao Redondo to Santo Amaro. It is currently undergoing expansion work at the Chacara Klabin station, which intersects with line 2, as well as the Santa Cruz station which intersects with line 1.

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