BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM signed a contract on September 1 for CRRC Sifang to supply eight eight-car electric multiple-units for use on the future Line 13.

Deliveries are due to begin in 2019. To be based on CRRC’s Type A metro train design, each 1 600 mm gauge trainset will have four motor and four trailer cars, and a maximum speed of 90 km/h.

  • On September 6 a 2·8 km extension of São Paulo metro Line 5 opened between Adolfo Pinheiro and Brooklin. Services initially run between 10.00 and 15.00, as operating hours are gradually extended.