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The State Department of Metropolitan Transportation (STM) of the government of São Paulo has awarded a 20-year concession concerning two of the city's metro lines to the Via Mobilidade consortium. The consortium comprises Grupo CCR (83.4%) and RuasInvest (16.6%).
The contract will be signed within two months and is worth BRL10.8 billion (US$3.36 billion) in terms of operating and of non-operating revenue.
The concession was open for bids between 19 May 2017 and 20 June 2017. Technical offers were submitted by: CCR, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), Benito Roggio e Hijos S.A., and a consortium of Primav and CR Almeida. The minimum bid was BRL189.6 million (US$60.1 million), with the successful Via Mobilidade consortium bidding BRL553 million (US$175.4 million).
The 5-Lilac line will have 17 stations along 20.1km, connecting Capão Redondo to Chácara Klabin, in the south-east of São Paulo. The estimated demand for the full line is 850,000 passengers per day.
It will interconnect with the 1-Blue, 2-Green and 17-Gold lines of the subway, line 9-Esmeralda of Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM), a commuter rail system in the São Paulo region, and three integrated bus terminals. The concession includes two parking lots and train maintenance.
The 17-Gold line will link the Congonhas airport to the subway network of the city of São Paulo. It will be built using monorail technology. The 7.7km stretch will connect eight elevated stations (Congonhas, Jardim Aeroporto, Brooklin Paulista, José Diniz Councilor, Campo Belo, Vila Cordeiro, Chucri Zaidan and Morumbi) and a parking and maintenance yard called Espraiada Water.
200,000 passengers are expected to use the line every day. It will interconnect with the 5-Lilac line of the subway and line 9-Esmeralda of CPTM.
In addition to the two lines, the consortium will invest in the Santo Amaro station, to improve access to it.
This is the second concession that the government of São Paulo have awarded in 2018. The first award concerned the concession of the northern section of the Rodoanel Mário Covas highway, the 177km road that encompasses the city.