BRAZIL: Bombardier Transportation announced it had won a €70m turnkey contract to supply CBTC equipment for São Paulo metro Line 5 on September 21.

Teams in Brazil, Spain and the USA will design, install and commission Cityflo 650 on the 8·4 km existing section of the line and the 11·5 km extension which is under construction for opening in 2015. The signalling will support headways down to 75 sec.

'As our second signalling contract with São Paulo metro and our third complete mass transit signalling system contract in Brazil, this further strengthens our rail control expertise in this fast developing market and we look forward to working with Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo', said Anders Lindberg, President, Rail Control Solutions at Bombardier Transportation.

Bombardier Transportation has an office in São Paulo, along with two maintenance depots supporting suburban train operator CPTM. It also operates a rolling stock refurbishment plant in Hortolândia which is being expanded to manufacture new vehicles. The company expects to employ around 600 people in Brazil by 2012.