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Siemens Mobility and ViaMobilidade to Modernize Commuter Rail Lines in São Paulo, Brazil

"Our investments in lines 8 and 9 will result in a very positive model for metropolitan rail transport. We are pleased that Siemens Mobility will continue to contribute significantly to the modernization of our network," says Francisco Pierrini, CEO of ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 e 9.
“These comprehensive signaling and electrification upgrades will provide ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 e 9 with state-of-the-art technology that will improve the availability and reliability of the system, while also enhancing the overall passenger experience for the people of São Paulo. The modernization of both lines will also provide the basis and ability to pursue future signaling and operational improvements that can further increase automation, capacity and energy efficiency,” said Andreas Facco Bonetti, CEO of Siemens Mobility in Latin America.
For Line 8, Siemens Mobility will design, supply, and implement an automated signaling system that includes an electronic interlocking (Westrace MKII) in the regions of Osasco, Presidente Altino and Imperatriz Leopoldina stations. Track improvements and ATS reallocation will also be carried out in Barra Funda station. On both lines, Siemens Mobility will implement a series of improvements that will include the implementation of the complete electric system necessary for the functioning and operation of lines 8 and 9 of the São Paulo metropolitan region rail network. This specifically includes:
Line 8
  • Renovations of the Imperatriz Leopoldina, Osasco, Santa Terezinha and Santa Rita substations
  • New cabins at Barueri, Itapevi and Amador Bueno
  • Renovation of Presidente Altino, Osasco and Quitaúna cabins
Line 9
  • New substations of Cidade Jardim and Socorro
  • Renovation of Jaguaré and Morumbi substations
  • New cabins at Ceasa, Pinheiros, Berrini, Santo Amaro, Jurubatuba and Grajaú
  • Renovation of Cidade Dutra cabinet and distribution lines in 34,5kV
The 41 km Line 8 (Diamond) has 22 stations, crosses six municipalities in São Paulo metropolitan region and is served by a fleet of 36 trains. It is used by around 500,000 passengers a day. The 31.8 km Line 9 (Emerald) has 18 stations and a fleet of 36 trains, and transports 600,000 passengers a day. Both lines are operated by ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 e 9.
Siemens Mobility has been a technology provider for CCR Mobilidade for many years. This has included signaling projects for the São Paulo Metro Line 4 (UTO, GoA4) and for two surface Metro Lines (GoA2) in Salvador da Bahia, as well as the 3kV catenary system.

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Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.1 billion and had around 38,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:

ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 and 9 is the concessionaire responsible for operation and maintenance of lines 8-Diamond and 9-Emerald of São Paulo's metropolitan trains. Line 8-Diamond has 22 stations, connecting Júlio Prestes to Amador Bueno, with integration to lines 3-Red and 7-Ruby. Line 9-Emerald, which connects Mendes-Vila Natal to Osasco, has 20 stations and is integrated with lines 4-Yellow, 5-Purple and 8-Diamond. And, in the future, with the monorail Line 17-Gold.

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Chris Mckniff

Siemens Mobility GmbH

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