Automated Metros Observatory
Feb 03 2015

Nippon Signal awarded signaling contract for São Paulo Line 6

by uitp in News
Sao Paulo Thomas Hobbs

City of São Paulo, Brazil © Thomas Hobbs/Flickr

On 26 December, Nippon Signal received the order for the signaling system for Metro Line 6 of São Paulo, Brazil, from Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI) .

MHI signed a contract with Move São Paulo (MSP), constructor and operator of the line, for the driverless operation railway system.

São Paulo Metro Line 6 is to run for 15 km and is to have 15 stations from downtown to the northwest high-density residential district. It is expected to carry 630,000 people a day.

Nippon Signal is responsible for the signaling system in this project and will deliver ATS (Automatic Train Supervision), EI (Electrical Interlocking) and ATP (Automatic Train Protection, the company’s CBTC called “SPARCS”).

Source: Nippon Signal press release