Siemens Mobility has been chosen to upgrade and modernise São Paulo’s metro network, helping enhance operations and improve sustainability.
The rail company has been awarded two contracts by ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 e 9 – part of Brazilian infrastructure company CCR Mobilidade.
The first contract is to equip Line 8 with an automated signalling system and the second to install new electrification and traction power systems on both Line 8 and 9.
Siemens Mobility has worked with CCR Mobilidade for a number of years. Past signalling projects include the São Paulo Metro Line 4 and two surface metro lines in Salvador da Bahia.
For this project, Siemens Mobility will design, supply and implement an automated signalling system on Line 8 that includes an electronic interlocking (Westrace MKII) around Osasco, Presidente Altino and Imperatriz Leopoldina stations.
Track improvements and ATS reallocation will also be carried out in Barra Funda station and a series of improvements will be implemented across both lines including a new electric system.
Line 8 work consists of renovations to the Imperatriz Leopoldina, Osasco, Santa Terezinha and Santa Rita substations and the Presidente Altino, Osasco and Quitaúna cabins. New cabins will also be introduced at Barueri, Itapevi and Amador Bueno.
One Line 9 Siemens Mobility will deliver new substations at Cidade Jardim and Socorro and new cabins at Ceasa, Pinheiros, Berrini, Santo Amaro, Jurubatuba and Grajaú. The Jaguaré and Morumbi substations will also be renovated along with the Cidade Dutra cabinet and 34,5kV distribution lines.
“These comprehensive signalling and electrification upgrades will provide ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 e 9 with state-of-the-art technology that will improve the availability and reliability of the system, while also enhancing the overall passenger experience for the people of São Paulo.
“The modernisation of both lines will also provide the basis and ability to pursue future signalling and operational improvements that can further increase automation, capacity and energy efficiency.”
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