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Railway Expansion in Rio de Janeiro

Posted: Dec. 7th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

A lot of money going around in Rio de Janeiro's train system as 80 new Metropolis metro cars have been purchased and investments have been made in a rail factory for the benefit of all of brazil's infrastructure. The goal of all this investing is to double passengers on the line by 2015.

Brazilian train operator SuperVia has ordered 80 Metropolis metro cars from Alstom in a deal worth around 105 million euros.

SuperVia, the main railway operator for Rio de Janeiro state, is aiming to add 480 new passenger cars to its fleet by 2020.

The company is currently investing $2.4 billion in Rioís passenger rail system in partnership with the state government.

The cars will be produced at Alstomís Lapa plant and then assembled at a new custom-made facility in the Deodoro area of Rio.

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