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Bombardier, Queiroz Galvao, OAS win US$1.45bn Sao Paulo monorail contract (Brazil)
Brazilian consortium Expresso Monotrilho Leste, led by Canadian aircraft and train manufacturer Bombardier, has been awarded a 2.46bn-real (US$1.45bn) contract to build a monorail extending Sao Paulo city's metro line 2.


Also part of the consortium are local construction firms Queiroz Galvao and Construtora OAS.


Bombardier will carry out work worth 1.4bn reais, supplying 54 seven-car trains and electrical and mechanical system support, the official 2014 World Cup website reported. Each train will have a minimum capacity of 1,000 passengers.


The monorail, known as Expresso Tiradentes, will run 24km between the city's eastern neighborhoods of Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes. It will have 17 stations and capacity to transport 40,000 passengers per hour in each direction.


The monorail will form part of line 2 of the metro system operated by Sao Paulo city metro company CMSP.

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