BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail – São Paulo, Brazil

Bombardier Transportation is delivering its game-changing INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for the new São Paulo Metro Line 15. Fast and cost-effective to build, the new monorail system will provide mass transit capacities for São Paulo’s citizens. 

The new line, known as Expresso Tiradentes, will run between the Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes urbanizations and connect with the São Paulo Metro Line 2. The journey currently takes almost two hours by car: the new INNOVIA Monorail 300 system will reduce that journey time to approximately 50 minutes and benefit 500,000 users daily. When fully equipped the monorail system will have the capacity to transport 48,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd). 

Bombardier is designing, building and supplying the system-wide electrical and mechanical (E&M) elements for INNOVIA Monorail 300 system. This includes 54 seven-car trains (378 cars) with CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation. Bombardier is also providing project management, systems integration and engineering, testing and commissioning for the new trains and signaling. The new line will be 24 km long with 17 stations. 

Engineering, design and testing for the first seven-car monorail train is centered at Bombardier’s site in Kingston, Canada. The remaining 53 trains (371 cars) are being built in Brazil at Bombardier’s new state-of-the-art production facility in Hortolândia. Line 15 will be opened in phases and be in full operation in 2016.


Bombardier Scope of Work

E & M Turnkey - Electrical and Mechanical System Supply
Operations and Maintenance

System Length

24 km

Number of Stations


Project Completion


Fleet Size

54 seven-car INNOVIA Monorail 378 trains