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SENER expands its business in Brazil  No.45 /Up-to-Date


SENER expands its business in Brazil  No.45 /Up-to-Date

Monorail project for line 15 of the São Paulo Metrô

Artistic view of future monorail of São Paulo metro

Artistic view of future monorail of São Paulo metro

In 2012, the São Paulo Metro Company awarded the executive project of the first monorail line (line 15) in the city of São Paulo to the consortium led by SETEPLA (currently SENER-SETEPLA). The monorail line will link the overpopulated districts in the east with the city center by extending Line 2 (Green Line) to connect with the Vila Prudente metro station. This station gives access as far as the Cidade Tiradentes neighborhood on the eastern edge of the city.

SENER-SETEPLA will also carry out the design review, the basic design of the electronic power systems of the 17 stations and Pátio Ragueb Chohfi, as well as the executive infrastructure projects of the Pátio Oratório systems.

The execution of this project, to be carried out in 16 months and whose amount reaches more than 500,000 Euros offers important advantages such as the reduction of travel time between the Cidade Tiradentes district and the city center (from 120 minutes to 50) and a less congested urban environment because of the reduced volume occupied by structures due to their location along roads, only requiring additional construction in station access areas.

This new line also frees up the highway system for more traffic, uses slim, light structures and is more environmentally friendly since it uses electrical traction, does not emit gases, and runs on low-noise tires.

In this transportation system for Line 15, trains will circulate at an altitude of 12 to 15 feet depending on the stretch.

The line’s most important technological innovations include signaling and control of trains based on digital radio communication (CBTC Communication-Based Train Control), automatic train operation and automatic platform edge doors impeding passengers from accessing the tracks by opening only during entry and exit times.

Stations, with a future capacity for more than 500,000 passangers/hour will also be equipped with lockers and high-safety locks and will be accessible through glass doors. Trains will be equipped with interior cameras and air conditioning.

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