Brazil has Opened Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo HSR Project Bidding

Brazil has Opened Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo HSR Project Bidding
July 16, 2010 9:48 am

Brazil has opened bidding for a high-speed train linking Rio de Janeiro with Sao Paulo.

Alstom,Siemens and Mitsui & Co will bid for the project, according to

Brazil’s development bank – BNDES will provide $11bn towards the project, which will be built and run on a concession basis.

The country’s government will create a closed capital company, ETAV, to manage the project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2017.
The government will retain the majority share in ETAV, which will oversee the line’s construction and operation as well as the transfer of technology.

On completion of the train line project, passengers will be able to travel between Sao Paulo and Rio in just over 1.5 hours, compared to one hour by air and six by bus. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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