Bombardier Transportation will design, supply and install a 24-km INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for the new Expresso Tiradentes line.
The new line, known as Expresso Tiradentes, will serve as an extension of the São Paulo Metro Line 2 and will have, when fully equipped, the capacity to transport 48,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) between the Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes urbanizations. This journey currently takes almost two hours and the new INNOVIA Monorail 300 system will reduce the journey time to approximately 50 minutes, benefiting 500,000 users daily.
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 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 Hortolândia. The system will be completed in 2015.