As part of a consortium, Alstom was awarded a contract worth approximately €20 million by Sao Paulo Metro to provide auxiliary systems for the extension of Line 5 (Lilac). The expansion will start in 2013, with the first station, ‘Adolfo Pinheiro’, to be inaugurated by the end of the year, and is expected to end in 2015.
Line 5, in service since 2002, has six stations linking Capao Redondo to Largo Treze and serves more than 22 thousand 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 – Blue (Jabaquara-Tucuruvi), at Santa Cruz station, and Line 2 – Green (Vila Prudente – Vila Madalena), at Chácara Klabin station.
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.