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BRAZIL: Salvador monorail PPP concessionaire leader BYD has awarded SENER a contract to prepare detailed designs for the railway systems.

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The 23·6 km straddle monorail with 25 stations will run from São João Island to an interchange with the existing metro lines 1 and 2 at Acceso Norte.

SENER previously prepared the conceptual designs for the project, and will now undertake detailed design of the power supply, signalling, communications and platform door systems.

The R$2·5bn project will use BYD’s SkyRail automated monorail design, which is already operational in the Chinese city of Yinchuan.