ViaMobilidade takes over São Paulo suburban lines 8 and 9

CPTM Line 8 Class 5400 EMU (Photo: Felipe Barros, CC BY 2.0)

Photos: Felipe Barros, CC BY 2.0

BRAZIL: State-owned suburban operator Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos has handed over management, operation and maintenance of Line 8 (Diamante) and Line 9 (Esmeralda) to private-sector concessionaire ViaMobilidade, a consortium owned 83% by CCR and 17% by RuasInvest. The two lines are the busiest of CPTM’s seven routes.

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