New BYD Metro Cars On Their Way to Brazil


The first train of Line 17-Ouro of the São Paulo Metro embarked on Wednesday at the port of Zhangjiagang, in the Shanghai region of China, bound for Brazil, with its arrival scheduled for July at the port of Santos, in São Paulo.

The new train, designed especially for the new line, is part of a batch of 14 units ordered by the São Paulo Metro from BYD, with a second train arriving later this year and the rest being delivered to Brazil gradually in 2025.

Once the customs clearance process has been completed, the new train will be sent to the Água Espraiada shipyard, where it will be assembled and subjected to safety tests and protocols.

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With a total capacity for 616 passengers, including priority seats and areas for the disabled, the train has five carriages equipped with air conditioning, LED lighting, surveillance cameras, a fire detection and fighting system, an audiovisual communication system for passengers, with a dynamic map of the line and an intercom for contact with the Operational Control Center (OCC) and a battery system that guarantees autonomous traction between stations.

The company’s goal is to complete the construction of line 17-Ouro by the end of 2025, making it possible to move forward with the installation of the systems for the line’s inauguration in 2026, which will connect Congonhas Airport to the rail transport network and will benefit 100,000 people daily.

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