INNOVIA Monorail 300 system and CITYFLO 650 technology are winners in Sao Paulo
BERLIN, GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation, a producer of rail transportation technology, has been named System Supplier of the Year at the 2012 Revista Ferroviaria Awards in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bombardier won for its INNOVIA Monorail 300 system, delivered with the CITYFLO 650 automatic train control solution. The system offers transport capacity up to 48,000 passengers per hour, per direction. In consortium with the Brazilian civil contractors Queiroz Galvao and OAS, Bombardier will design, supply and install a 24- km, 17-station INNOVIA Monorail 300 system, with CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) technology that allows short 75-second headways between trains.
“This award recognizes Bombardier’s focus on providing truly innovative mobility solutions,” said Andre Guyvarch, president, Brazil, Bombardier Transportation. “The new high-capacity INNOVIA Monorail 300 system offers a transportation capacity similar to that of a metro, yet the light infrastructure required reduces the construction price and the implementation schedule by up to 50 percent, bringing quality-of-life benefits to passengers sooner and more cost-effectively.”
The new line will serve as an extension of Metro Sao Paulo’s Line 2 between the urban areas of Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes. In total, 54 new monorail trains will operate on the line, carrying as many as 1,000 passengers each. The new INNOVIA Monorail system will reduce the journey to about 50 minutes, benefiting more than 500,000 users daily.