São Paulo’s Metro Line 4 Begins Operating with Siemens Mobility Digital CBTC Technology

São Paulo’s Metro Line 4 has begun full operation using Siemens Mobility’s digital communications-based train control (CBTC) signalling.

São Paulo’s Metro Line 4 fully opens with Siemens Mobility digital CBTC technology
São Paulo’s Metro Line 4 fully opens with Siemens Mobility digital CBTC technology

The solution has been installed across the network’s 15 kilometres of track, 11 stations and 29 trains, making Metro Line 4 the first fully automated metro line in South America that can operate with GoA 4.

This is the highest grade of automation that allows trains to be automatically controlled and operated.

The digitalised system will allow ViaQuatro, part of CCR Mobilidade, to safely increase the number of trains on the line and improve train frequency. This in turn will enable the operator to increase capacity.

In addition, operational efficiency will be improved thanks to continuous updates on the system’s status, resulting in more reliable services and fewer delays.

Andreas Facco Bonetti, CEO Siemens Mobility Brazil and Region Latin America, said:

“We're proud to have partnered with ViaQuatro on this landmark project.

“São Paulo’s Line 4 has been the most innovative metro line in Latin America and our state-of-the-art digitalised technology can provide up to one million passengers per day with an enhanced passenger experience that features increased safety, reliability, and availability.”

Siemens Mobility has worked closely with CCR Mobilidade on many projects over the years.

Recently, this has included the signalling and electrification of Metro Lines 8 and 9 in São Paulo, as well as advanced technology for two surface Metro Lines (GoA2) in Salvador, Bahia.

Get your news featured on Railway-News

Please fill in the contact form opposite. A member of the team will be in touch shortly.

    We'd love to send you the latest news and information from the world of Railway-News. Please tick the box if you agree to receive them.

    For your peace of mind here is a link to our Privacy Policy.

    By submitting this form, you consent to allow Railway-News to store and process this information.

    Follow Railway-News on LinkedIn
    Follow Railway-News on Twitter