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Old April 16th, 2015, 12:44 PM   #1381
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MONORAIL SAO PAULO

Monotrilho da linha 15 prata. by Lipe_Matheus, on Flickr

Monotrilho da Linha 15-Prata faz primeira viagem teste by Governo do Estado de São Paulo, on Flickr

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METRO RIO DE JANEIRO







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Sobral Light Rail - diesel train line still in tests has an accident

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Mais um acidente de trânsito envolvendo o metrô (VLT) é registrado na cidade de Sobral

Sobral 24 horas - 7 de abril de 2015

O acidente aconteceu na manhã desta terça-feira (07), por volta das 11h40. O metrô VLT colidiu em um carro new fiesta de cor vermelha. A ocorrência se deu no bairro Campo dos Velhos. Felizmente, houve apenas danos materiais. Os agentes de trânsito foram acionados para controlar o tráfego.


http://www.sobral24horas.com/2015/04...=1428427306593

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Mais uma acidente em passagem de nível. Vejam que apesar de investir mais de R$ 90 milhões nessa obra, o governo do Ceará não instalou cancelas, portões, postes ou ao menos pintou alguma sinalização em muitas das passagens de nível existentes na linha férrea usada pelo VLT.
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Santos Light Rail (SIM VLT da Baixada Santista) - Deadline for commercial operations pushed from October to December 2015. Trial operations (no-fee, limited hours, small stretch) to start within two weeks.


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Início das operações do VLT sofre novo atraso na região
O diretor-presidente da EMTU, Joaquim Lopes da Silva Júnior, esteve nesta sexta-feira na região para fazer uma vistoria nas obras


Novo atraso na previsão de início das operações comerciais do Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (VLT) na Baixada Santista: agora, a nova data é dezembro de 2015. Anteriormente, a Empresa Metropolitana de Transportes Urbanos (EMTU) trabalhava com outubro como o momento em que a população teria acesso ao novo meio de transporte.

A nova promessa foi feita nesta sexta-feira (17) pelo diretor-presidente da EMTU, Joaquim Lopes da Silva Júnior, durante visita técnica às instalações do túnel que é por onde passarão os trens do VLT, fazendo a ligação entre Santos e São Vicente, no José Menino.

Lopes também confirmou que, a partir do dia 27 deste mês, a empresa vai colocar em funcionamento a Operação Precursora, entre as estações Mascarenhas de Moraes e João Ribeiro, em São Vicente. Nessa etapa, dois trens farão as viagens monitoradas e de forma gratuita durante alguns meses. A operação experimental será gratuita e feita de segunda a sexta-feira, das 13h às 16 horas.

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I know a guy that lived at Sobral. He said everybody there hates this tram, as it isn't well-planned and jams the traffic. I hope it gets better one day...
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 06:07 PM   #1386
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Salvador Metro - Bom Juá station opens

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Santos Light Rail - test operations to start this Monday, April 27, 2015

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Quem duvidou por muitos anos, agora pode acreditar. O sistema de Veículos Leves sobre Trilhos (VLT) agora tem dia e horário para começar a funcionar, mesmo que um curto trajeto: será na segunda-feira, a partir das 13 horas.

Conforme o Diário do Litoral antecipou na edição do último dia 9, a EMTU, empresa ligada ao Governo do Estado responsável pela implantação do VLT, vai deflagrar a Operação Precursora entre as estações Mascarenhas de Moraes e João Ribeiro, em São Vicente.

A operação será feita com dois veículos e sem cobrança de tarifa, de segunda a sexta-feira, das 13 horas às 16 horas.

A extensão entre as estações Mascarenhas de Moraes e João Ribeiro é de aproximadamente seis quilômetros, atravessando os bairros de Cidade Náutica, Catiapoã, Centro e Itararé.

Já na parte de Santos, a EMTU estima que ainda este mês serão concluídos os trabalhos de construção das estações Nossa Senhora de Lourdes (perto da Rua Santa Catarina, no José Menino), Pinheiro Machado (Canal 1) e Porto.


Trabalhos de conclusão da estação foram intensificados este mês (Foto: Matheus Tagé/DL)

Impasse

As obras de implantação deste modal só não avançam mais por problemas judiciais. O Grupo de Atuação Especial do Meio Ambiente (Gaema) do Ministério Público do Estado de São Paulo questiona na Justiça o traçado do VLT em um trecho de dois quilômetros na Avenida Francisco Glicério, nas imediações do Mendes Convention Center.

O Tribunal de Justiça do Estado de São Paulo (TJ-SP) deferiu uma liminar paralisando os trabalhos desde o dia 13 do mês passado. Dez dias depois, a EMTU, responsável pela implantação do VLT, entrou com recurso para poder continuar os trabalhos – mas ainda aguarda resposta da Justiça.

Foto estação em São Vicente (Matheus Tagé/DL): Trabalhos de conclusão da estação foram intensificados este mês
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Santos Light Rail

GRAND OPENING


The system opened today for a period of test operations with passengers, free of charge, on a limited section (50% of length). It will open from 1 to 4 pm.

I was there to be one of the first to use the light rail metro.

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Only the section between the hills and Moraes station is open now. The rest will open until the end of the year.






platform doors will eventually be installed










a tunnel still has to be completed for the trams to reach Santos city proper








the vehicles have 7 open-gangway segments


folding seats




Santos is a city of retired people


viaduct underpass near Sao Vicente center





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General - Rail Journal overview of Brazilian rail projects

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

World Cup rail projects caught offside

Written by Kevin Smith




Despite the promises made in the run up to the 2014 World Cup, many passenger rail projects intended for the tournament struggled to get off the drawing board, with schemes cancelled or delayed due to political infighting and problems with securing funds. Kevin Smith assesses the current situation.

SLOWLY snaking through the rainforest and clinging to mountain cliffs, Serra Verde Express' Trem da Serra do Mar Paranaense, which runs for 69km daily between Curitiba and Morretes in Paraná state is one of the most spectacular tourist railway journeys in Brazil, if not the world.
The metre-gauge railway was built from 1880-1885 to aid the social and economic development of the state's coastal towns by providing a direct connection to the capital. It is still used by Latin American Logistics (ALL) freight services to and from the port at Paranagua, 41km beyond Morretes, and is a true engineering marvel of its time. It features 14 tunnels, and 30 bridges and viaducts, from which passengers have stunning views of valleys and vistas, waterfalls, and lakes.

Passengers on the journey are greeted by hikers and residents of the various small towns and villages along the route who stop to wave at the train as it crawls pass. That they do this reflects the novelty of the passenger train in Brazil in general, and in Paraná where the tourist train is the sole passenger service in the state.

Brazil worldcupFor long distance travel Brazilians rely on buses and planes to traverse the huge distances between cities in this continent-sized country. Its once bustling inter-city network is now a distant memory apart from a few isolated services. Indeed while the larger cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo now collectively carry 10 million passengers a day on rapid transit and suburban trains, rail services in rural areas are reserved for tourist services operated by companies like Serra Verde Express. It's a similar story in the vast majority of medium-sized cities where for decades transport policies have favoured road leaving the streets to drown in congestion, with the few rail services often unable to meet demand.

Curitiba is lucky. Its impressive bus rapid transit (BRT) network, which pioneered BRT when it was introduced in the 1970s, features dedicated corridors served by triple-articulated vehicles that reach all corners of the city and provide a comprehensive downtown service for its 1.7 million inhabitants. Observers credit Curitiba's success to following through with a dedicated plan for its public transport system in spite of changes in government, which elsewhere have delayed or put paid to various schemes.

This year's FIFA World Cup, which Brazil hosted in June and July, was supposed to be an opportunity for many passenger rail projects in the 12 host cities to finally get off the drawing board. The Brazilian government and people envisaged urban transit as a major legacy of the tournament, justifying the vast outlay on the festival of football, with $US 8.5bn earmarked for infrastructure and $US 3.5 for stadiums.

However, as the protests that marred the first few days of the tournament and 2013's warm up competition, the Confederations Cup, showed, a great proportion of the population were aghast that many of these projects failed to materialise.

Instead of vital health and education services and the new infrastructure so badly needed in Brazil, taxpayers' money was prioritised for vast new football stadia, many of which are unsuitable for the local teams they now serve. And as time ran out, money was taken away from many of the promised infrastructure investments.

A bus fare hike in mid 2013 was the final straw. Thousands of people subsequently took to the streets to display their anger, often clashing with police as their frustration boiled over.

A fifth of the projects earmarked for the tournament were dropped altogether, with a study by Globo Network's G1 online portal finding that only 51.7% of the urban transit and airport projects were completed. Of the 45 projects inaugurated, 15 were partially incomplete, and 10 opened during the tournament while 32 were expected to be completed after its conclusion.

The flagship 511km Rio to São Paulo high-speed project is the most glaring example of a rail project that was promised for the World Cup, but failed to arrive. It was actually put out to tender in 2010. But with only one group, TAV Brazil, a consortium of 22 companies led by Hyundai Rotem, submitting a bid, the government was forced to repackage and relet the project into separate operations and equipment, and civil works contracts. Again no appropriate contractor emerged, leading the government to delay the tendering process in August 2013, pushing any hope of the project getting up and running back to at least the 2020s.

According to Brazil's transport minister Mr Paulo Passos, the government's Enterprise Planning and Logistics (EPL) agency is currently reviewing the original studies for the line to see whether they are still feasible, but he failed to confirm a completion date for this study. Brazil's National Transport Agency (ANTT) director Mr Carlos Fernando do Nascimento also told IRJ that there is no date for the conclusion of the study but he is optimistic that the project would eventually get built."It doesn't matter who is in government, we need good infrastructure in Brazil and this project would provide that," Nascimento says.

In addition to the high-speed project, many of the other rail projects promised for the World Cup, and deemed priorities by the government, failed to get up and running in time and were replaced by cheaper and faster-to-implement bus schemes. This was the case in Manaus where proposals to build a monorail project are now seemingly dead, and in Brasilia where a new Reais 276.9m 6.5km light rail line connecting JK International Airport with the city's existing metro network at Asa Sul was cancelled in 2011 amid allegations of fraud in the bidding process.

In other cities transit projects intended for the World Cup that were not completed in time are now resuming. This includes in Cuiaba where only a 500m section of its 22.2km light rail line from the city's political administrative centre to Marechal Rondon International Airport and Coxipó was completed by June. CAF has now completed delivery of a fleet of 40 Urbos LRVs and construction of the Reais 1.4bn project, the most expensive of the transit schemes proposed for the tournament, is due to be completed in December 2015. On November 18 the Federal Public Ministry and State Public prosecutor filed a lawsuit asking the contractors to pay Reais 148m in compensation for initiating the work despite knowing that it would not be finished in time for the World Cup and the subsequent hardship this caused to the population, with over 800 homes relocated to make way for the light rail network.

Similarly in Fortaleza, construction on its inaugural diesel light rail project, the 12.7km link from Parangaba to Mucuripe, was suspended in June, with around 50% of the Reais 265.5m scheme complete. A tender for a contract to complete the work is set to be issued on December 10 according to the state government of Ceará. No date has yet been set for the start of operations.

Belo Horizonte was another city that was not ready in time for the World Cup. However, funding was finally allocated in January for metro improvements and for construction of the new 10.2km Line 2 and an initial 4.5km section of Line 3.

São Paulo also missed World Cup deadlines for the introduction of its inaugural lines 15 and 17 monorail projects and, despite a high-profile accident in which one worker was killed, these projects are now nearing completion. Testing of the initial 3km section of Line 15 is now underway and the complete 27km line is expected to open in 2015. Line 17 from Jabaquara on metro Line 1 and Congonhas airport to São Paulo Morumbi on Line 4 is expected to be completed in 2016-17, while a 25-year public-private partnership (PPP) concession to build operate and maintain the Reais 2.4bn monorail Line 18, was awarded to ABC Integrado consortium in August. The 15km line will link São Paulo with the neighbouring ABC Region (Santo André, São Bernardo, and São Caetano) and is due to be completed in 2018. In addition Move São Paulo secured a Reais 9.6bn concession for a 25-year PPP concession for metro Line 6 in November 2013. The 13.5km north-south line will link Brazilândia with São Joaquim on Line 1 and operations are set to begin in 2020.

Meanwhile construction of CPTM's 11km airport service from Engineer Goulart to Guarulhos International Airport is also underway and expected to be completed next year. A scheme to reintroduce regional passenger services on four routes from the city is also set to commence in the first quarter of 2015 with a call for private companies to express interest in a PPP concession for the São Paulo - Americana project. Calls for three other projects for a total of 477km are set to follow during the year. In addition CPTM completed a feasibility study for a 30km north-south light rail line from Guarulhos to the ABC Region in September, while a 16.9km light rail line between the neighbouring cities of Santos and São Vicente is expected to open in March.

Work is also continuing in Rio where public transport investment and improvements are a major element of the works taking place ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. This includes the introduction of an enhanced commuter service and a 15km extension of Line 4 from Ipanema to Jardim Oceânico with a branch to Gávea. A 4km extension of metro Line 2 from Carioca to São Cristóvão via Estácio is also due to open in 2018, while work is also underway to develop a 52km six-line downtown light rail network.

Funding sources

Completing such a wide range of infrastructure projects at the same time with such a strict deadline is certainly a cause of the delays. Whether Brazil has the engineering and project management expertise to complete such an array of projects simultaneously has also been questioned, while political posturing is cited as another contributing factor, with alleged government corruption regularly condemned by protestors. Overcoming the mountains of red tape to get these projects up and running is another significant challenge, as is securing sufficient and adequate sources of funding.

Brazil's government intends to enact many of the country's urban rail transit schemes as PPPs to ease the cost burden on the federal and state governments, many of which are at their credit limit and simply cannot borrow any more money.

However, this makes delivering socially important but low farebox-generating transit projects much more problematic. After all it is impossible to attract an investor unless they have sufficient guarantees that the service will operate at a profit; a metro project in São Paulo with connections to the existing network which carries 5 million people a day is more attractive than a standalone monorail project in Manaus.

Yet the ability of a PPP to deliver in Brazil where the government has failed is reflected in Salvador's experience with Line 1, the sole rail project to open in time for the World Cup.

Work began on the project in 2000 but political wrangling and contractual disputes resulted in continuous delays. By 2008 work on the 7.6km Lapa - Retiro section was complete, and new trains were delivered in 2010. However, the municipality could not afford to meet the running costs of the line, leaving the track to rot and the trains to stand motionless.

A subsequent standoff between a populist mayor and a pro-government state administration led to further delays until a new city government reached an agreement with the state administration last year, paving the way in October 2013 for Brazilian infrastructure concessionaire CCR to secure the build-operate-transfer contract to complete the work on Line 1.

It did so by June 11, two days before the first World Cup match in the city introducing a 10-minute interval service. Services have subsequently been ramped up this autumn and operations are set to be extended over the remaining 4.3km section of the first phase of Line 1 between Retíro and Pirajá in early 2015. It is also pushing ahead with the 24.2km east-west Line 2 under a Reais 4bn contract.

Mr Roberto Labarthe, new business executive at CCR, says that the fund's work shows that PPPs can work in Brazil. In addition to Salvador, it has successfully implemented São Paulo metro Line 4 as a PPP project, although he admits this is a unique case "that is hard to repeat" because construction of the infrastructure and tunnels was already underway when the government brought the project to market. CCR is also currently involved in Rio's six-line downtown and port light rail network, for which it secured a Reais 1.6bn contract as the head of a consortium including Oderbrecht Transport and RATP's Brazilian subsidiary in April 2013.

However, Labrathe warned delegates at the 2nd Rail Brazil Tech and Business conference on November 13 that PPPs are not the "panacea the legislators thought they might be." Labarthe said that of 127 PPPs in different sectors currently under analysis, only 14 of these contracts have been signed, pointing to a lack of government stability and a failure to define the roles of the private and public sectors as the reasons that many of the projects are not taking off.

"We need stability so if the government changes we don't have people reinventing the wheel," Labarthe said. "These contracts are 30-year contracts. I have to be responsible to my shareholders for 30 years and if the rules of the game are changing then we are not going to get anywhere. You can change the minister, you can change the government, but you can't change the rules of the game."

Labarthe says that as a prospective investor, CCR and others require assurances that their investments will result in a return. But he also stressed that the public partner should be strong and control the PPP to prevent them being overrun by a private sector only looking to make money. He encouraged them to include terms to entice investments that will benefit both parties in the long-run. He also admitted that CCR has been reluctant to invest in monorail projects due to concerns over their capacity.

"We are ignorant concerning the issues of operating a monorail," Labarthe says. "I usually don't like things of which I am ignorant. I don't like flying aeroplanes, not because I dislike aeroplanes, but because I don't know them. I much prefer to drive a car which I do know. My issue is how do you operate monorails? There is very little information about high-capacity monorails for a company like us to invest."

Taking a European approach to managing urban infrastructure projects was highlighted at the conference, and is favoured by many, including Labarthe, as a means to eliminate political infighting.

He pointed to Madrid's regional transport management model which consolidates regional transport entities into a single body. He said this could avoid disputes currently experienced in large urban areas such as Rio which is made up of multiple municipalities led by different governments with varying interests. Similarly Mr Gustavo Gardini, managing director of business development at DB International, gave a presentation outlining Germany's regional concessioning model, pointing out that since its adoption, public subsidies for urban rail operations have been eliminated.

While Europe does have its problems and is far from the utopia presented during the debate, the emphasis in both speakers' arguments to get politics out of urban transport management is a message that drew favour with other delegates. Labarthe said that under the current model, uncertainty, and concerns over identifying a suitable tariff level, will continue to hold public transport schemes back until a solution is found. He suggested the establishment of a central guarantee fund for infrastructure projects as one possible solution.

"It's easy, it's there, they just need to be convinced," Labarthe says. "If there is a policy for public transport for entire public metropolitan areas, and there are commitments made by the government regarding this policy that were approved, then this needs to be followed."

While progress is certainly being made through the adoption of a public-private model in some areas, the issues experienced in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Cuiaba show that the potential for problems still exists. However, with new projects getting underway and progress on other long-term schemes there is optimism in the market. In particular efforts to reintroduce regional services in São Paulo have some dreaming that this may breed similar inter-city restorations elsewhere.

Yet most remain cautious. Without significant reform to the administrative process, it may be some time before Brazilians no longer see passenger trains outside of their larger cities as a novelty. It looks like people will wave at Serra Verde Express' trains for a while yet.
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"A scheme to reintroduce regional passenger services on four routes from the city is also set to commence in the first quarter of 2015 with a call for private companies to express interest in a PPP concession for the São Paulo - Americana project."

There is also a project to extend the Line 7 Rubi from Jundiaí to Campinas with 4 more stations: Louveira - Vinhedo - Valinhos - Campinas. There are meetings since 2011 to authorize the extension, but it seens that it is not interesting for some politicians, due to their association with the bus companies that transport people between Campinas and São Paulo. It is crystal clear that the population need this extension and a 5 minute analysis can show everything that is necessary to start the construction works, but there is always a "but" to keep things the way they are, unfortunately.
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Rio de Janeiro Light Rail - tracks change downtown landscape


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Trilhos do VLT modificam a paisagem da Zona Portuária
Em um mês, foi instalado um quilômetro de trilhos. Sistema começa a operar em abril de 2016

ANGÉLICA FERNANDES
Rio - Entre os sete canteiros de obra espalhados pela Zona Portuária para implantação do Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (VLT), uma nova paisagem surge no Centro do Rio: a de ruas compartilhadas com trilhos. Nos últimos 30 dias, mais de um quilômetro de linha férrea foi instalado para receber o novo transporte, que entra em operação em abril de 2016, com a inauguração do trecho entre a Rodoviária e o Aeroporto Santos Dumont.
A configuração das linhas do VLT mudou. Antes, o sistema estava dividido em seis rotas. Agora, ele é composto de dois eixos principais. O primeiro a ser inaugurado em abril de 2016, liga a Rodoviária ao Santos Dumont, com 23 estações. O segundo irá da Central até a Estação das Barcas, na Praça 15, e entrará em funcionamento somente depois da Olimpíada.
Dos trechos em execução, apenas a Avenida Rio Branco ainda não recebeu trilhos. Por lá, as obras começaram em novembro e a expectativa é que a linha seja implantada a partir do próximo mês. “Existem lugares onde há muita interferência no subterrâneo com fiações e tubulações. A remoção desse material é o mais difícil. Depois que a base estiver pronta, a colocação dos trilhos é rápida”, explicou o subsecretário de Projetos Estruturantes da Secretaria Especial de Concessões e Parcerias Público-Privadas (Secpar), Gustavo Guerrante.



Operários preparam a pista na Rua Equador para colocar os dormentes. Na Avenida Rio Branco, a instalação dos trilhos aguarda a conclusão do trabalho de arqueólogos
Foto: Paulo Araújo / Agência O Dia
No trajeto em obras, um dos trechos mais avançados é no entorno do terminal rodoviário Henrique Otte, na Rua General Luis Mendes de Moraes, no Santo Cristo. Por lá, duas linhas estão sendo implantadas e a via está quase toda pronta. Nas ruas onde há mais movimento de indústrias e comércio, como a Equador, os canteiros de obras estão fracionados, por conta das garagens dos estabelecimentos.
Segundo o subsecretário, a etapa de implantação dos trilhos em frente à entrada dos imóveis não acarretará em transtornos para os proprietários. “Durante a obra, é só colocar um tamponamento de chapa, para os veículos poderem circular normalmente”, contou.
Durante a operação do VLT, haverá um sistema sonoro para alertar os veículos que cruzarem a linha. “O próprio VLT tem buzina e ele também andará em velocidade baixa, com a média de 17 quilômetros”, completou Gustavo.
O segundo eixo, Central-Barcas, ainda não tem mês certo para o começo das obras. O projeto ainda está em estudo por conta do impacto no trânsito. “Será neste ano, mas ainda precisamos finalizar alguns ajustes para o anúncio formal”, declarou Guerrante. O novo percurso entrará em operação depois da Olimpíada para evitar o impacto dos testes durante os Jogos.

Cobrança à moda europeia
A um ano da operação do VLT, o valor da passagem ainda é alvo de estudo. O cálculo não foi definido, mas a expectativa é que o custo seja o mesmo do ônibus. “Não será mais barato do que o ônibus e nem mais caro do que o metrô”, argumentou o subsecretário Gustavo Guerrante.



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A cobrança será feita individualmente, através de um equipamento eletrônico dentro da composição. Não haverá cobradores: “Teremos a tecnologia para saber quantas pessoas entraram e quantas validaram a passagem. Baseado nos dados, saberemos se houve falta de pagamento e então intensificamos a fiscalização.”
O modelo é inspirado na Europa, onde não há catracas e o pagamento é conferido por fiscais.

Fonte: http://odia.ig.com.br/noticia/rio-de...portuaria.html

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First part is supposed to open before the Olympics.
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Rio de Janeiro BRT - TransOlimpica BRT system under construction

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Do site Cidade Olímpica:

Base de uma Estação sendo erguida, a última antes do Túnel sentido Recreio:



Alças de acesso Av. Brasil:



Sulacap - foto em direção a Magalhães Bastos - base de estação sendo erguida entre o viaduto sobre a Mal. Fontenele e Cemitério, ligeiramente ao lado do Shop. Sulacap.



Viaduto sobre Estr. Rio Grande/Curumau/Praça Luís Dantas, foto em direção ao Recreio.



Emboque do túnel do Boiúna (2º tunel - 200m), foto em direção ao Recreio:
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Salvador metro - Line 1 Pirajá station update, the station is 70% complete and will serve as the Operational Center for the metro.

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Estação do metrô de Pirajá está com mais de 70% de obras concluídas

O secretário de Desenvolvimento Urbano, Carlos Martins visitou na manhã dessa quarta (6), as obras do metrô em Pirajá. O local, que vai funcionar como o centro operacional das Linhas 1 e 2 do metrô, está com mais de 70% das obras concluídas da estação. Já na área do complexo de manutenção dos trens, o índice é de 58% de avanço. “As obras nessa região tem uma complexidade muito grande, sobretudo nesse período de chuvas, mas estão andando num ritmo acelerado”, assegurou Martins.

Na região, que funcionará como “cérebro operacional” do metrô, ficarão instaladas a oficina para reparo nos trens e também uma área para realização de manutenções mais simples, como limpeza, o Centro de Controle Operacional (CCO) e toda a parte administrativa do metrô. A área total de intervenções do metrô em Pirajá é de mais de 150 mil m².

Desde que o sistema metroviário de Salvador foi transferido para o Governo da Bahia em abril de 2013, a obra do metrô ganhou um ritmo acelerado e pouco mais de um ano depois, em junho de 2014, os trens começaram a rodar em operação assistida. Desde o período até agora, o metrô alcançou a marca de 4,5 milhões de passageiros transportados. O trecho em operação da Linha 1 e compreende as estações Lapa, Campo da Pólvora, Brotas, Acesso Norte, Retiro e Bom Juá.

Com investimento de R$ 3,6 bilhões para a conclusão da Linha 1 e implantação da Linha 2, o metrô chegará ao Aeroporto Internacional de Salvador, em 2017. Está previsto ainda o investimento em um novo trecho de Pirajá à Águas Claras com extensão de 5,5 quilômetros. Com isso, em 2017, a linha completa do metrô terá 41 quilômetros.

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Fui dar uma volta e levar meu irmão pra conhecer o sistema. O horário foi pela tarde e estava tudo muito tranquilo. Fotos do dia 04.05.2015


Preparo para instalação da passarela que irá interligar a nova Estação Acesso Norte 2 a A.N.1 e ao terminal de ônibus.




Reparem no trecho onde tem uma lona preta, no final, em vez do concreto há um monte de pedras soltas. Era onde saia o rio que foi aterrado, este vinha da Heitor Dias e desaguava no Camurujipe.



A nova saída agora, se faz por essa galeria.



Novo terminal de ônibus.



Novos mapas que estão sendo colocados dentro dos vagões (não em todos ainda, pelo menos até a segunda).



Não sei se colocaram aqui (não lembro) as distâncias e tempos da Linha 2.

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General - article stating that Light Rail is better than BRT for Latin America

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Since the introduction of the first bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in Brazil in the 1970s, Latin American cities have been leaders in the sector. More than 45 cities in Latin America have since invested in BRT, accounting for nearly two-thirds of BRT ridership worldwide.

However, as metropolises in Latin America and beyond continue to evaluate long-term solutions for more effective urban flow, light rail transit (LRT) has gained visibility as an environmentally friendly alternative to congestion in urban centres.

Transit systems require significant investment and should therefore accommodate current and future demand projections. Single LRT vehicles have a capacity advantage per vehicle. This affords operators the ability to carry upwards of 35,000 passengers per hour per direction, as opposed to the typical 2,000–10,000 passengers per hour per direction served by fully grade-separated BRT systems.

This, in turn, allows LRT systems the flexibility to serve a very wide capacity range – an advantage when providing for future ridership growth, and in the short term, to meet capacity requirements for special events.

Moreover, unlike BRT systems that typically operate on diesel propulsion, LRT systems operate with electric propulsion. In Latin America, where hydroelectricity accounts for nearly two-thirds of all electricity generated, this leads to significant greenhouse gas reductions. Moreover, according to the president and CEO of Voith Hydro Latin America, more than 20% of Latin America’s feasible hydro potential is still untapped. The policy focus on developing such renewable energy sources across the region should allow for the sustained growth of clean LRT systems.

Despite a higher initial investment, the advantages of an LRT system come at lower per-passenger operating and maintenance costs to public transit agencies. North American LRT systems report cost advantages of approximately 40% per seat per hour, driven by lower system-operator and energy requirements. The latter is due to lower friction between steel wheels and steel rails when compared with the friction between rubber tyres and road surfaces. This further lessens the need to replace steel wheels on an LRT, compared with rubber tyres on a BRT, providing a further environmental advantage.

LRT systems operate on a smooth rail surface. Vehicles are therefore not subject to potholes, expansion joints or other imperfections that commonly exist in road surfaces. A smooth rail provides superior comfort for passengers and is much quieter – particularly at higher speeds. Furthermore, traction motors on LRT systems are electronically controlled, thereby allowing for smooth acceleration and deceleration. All of these factors contribute to a more pleasant travel experience for passengers, and to decreased congestion, as more commuters opt for public transit alternatives.

Moreover, unlike bus routes, which can be subject to rerouting, rail lines are permanent. As a result, LRT systems offer communities longer-term investment security, stimulating transit-oriented residential and commercial developments along the rail network. This, in turn, leads to the creation of transit-oriented neighbourhoods and generates more ridership, further supporting public transit adoption.

Finally, by virtue of their sleek appearance, spacious interiors and generous use of large glass windows, LRT systems offer a perception of environmentally conscious modernity. This perception tends to reflect positively both on the passengers using the system, as well as system owners and operators.

A growing number of transport authorities are opting to rejuvenate their existing light rail infrastructure or to construct complete new systems from scratch. Trams and light rail vehicles provide a sustainable solution for the congestion, environmental and urban development challenges faced by Latin American cities today.

The World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015 takes place in Riviera Maya, Mexico, from 6-8 May.

Author: Jacques Drouin, Director, Platform Management, Bombardier Transportation

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Santos Light Rail (SIM VLT da Baixada Santista) - update on Port area

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Segue algumas imagens, do trecho entre o patio, antes da chegada
na Av Conselheiro Nébias.

Trecho entre Rua 28 de setembro em direção à rua Padre Anchieta.






Trecho entre a Rua 28 de Setembro em direção a Rua Batista Pereira.



Rua Pereira Batista em direção a Rua 28 de setembro
(já sem o portão de gradil)










Rua Manoel Tourinho em direção a Rua Silva Jardim
(também sem o portão de gradil)









Borrachão colocado entre os trilhos (marca)




Borrachão / concretagem / base em concreto de poste ou sinalização





Rua Silva Jardim em direção à Rua Campos Melo





Rua Silva Jardim em direção à Rua Manoel Tourinho




Renders of future downtown Santos section

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Governo Federal vai ajudar MT a concluir obra de trem bilionário da Copa

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  • Trens do VLT de Cuiabá estão na cidade, mas ninguém sabe quando começarão a operar

O Governo Federal irá auxiliar o Governo do Estado de Mato Grosso a concluir a obra do VLT (Veículo Leve Sobre Trilhos) de Cuiabá, que deveria ter ficado pronta a tempo para a Copa do Mundo, mas que ainda está na metade. A obra, inicialmente contratada por R$ 1,4 bilhão, já consumiu cerca de R$ 1 bilhão em recursos públicos e, segundo cálculos do governo estadual, ainda demandará cerca de R$ 800 milhões para ficar pronta.
O atual governador de Mato Grosso, Pedro Taques (PDT), assumiu o cargo em janeiro deste ano e se deparou com a obra inacabada, e agora tem que lidar com este "pepino bilionário", que é a segunda obra de mobilidade urbana mais cara dentre as constantes no planejamento nacional para o mundial de futebol do ano passado.
Taques foi a Brasília na última quarta-feira, pedir auxílio ao Ministério da Cidades porque foi desta pasta que partiu o aval para que a obra fosse contemplada com verbas federais e constasse na Matriz de Responsabilidades da Copa, por meio de um documento técnico que teria sido forjado para que um parecer favorável a obra fosse produzido. As servidoras responsáveis por esse parecer foram, posterioremente, exoneradas.
Agora, o Governo Federal fala em auxílio ao governo mato-grossense, embora não informe se tal ajuda se dará por meio de recursos financeiros. Oficialmente, a Secretaria Nacional de Transportes e da Mobilidade Urbana, vinculada ao Ministério das Cidades, "estuda modos para solucionar o problema do Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos, paralisada por entraves que vão desde a falta de cronograma de execução até a ausência de estudo tarifário", conforme afirma o Estado de Mato Grosso, por meio de nota oficial. Um acordo de cooperação entre os governos do Estado e Federal foi firmado durante reunião realizada na última quarta-feira (6), em Brasília, entre Pedro Taques e o ministro Gilberto Kassab.
De acordo com o secretário nacional de Transportes e da Mobilidade Urbana, Dario Lopes, o Ministério das Cidades precisará de tempo para avaliar todos os assuntos relativos ao modal de transportes de Cuiabá. Entre os problemas identificados está o alto montante já destinado para a execução da obra – cerca de R$ 1 bilhão – e o atraso nas frentes de trabalho, além da inexistência de recursos para que ela seja concluída.
O governador Pedro Taques avaliou positivamente a iniciativa do Ministério das Cidades de contribuir com Mato Grosso no sentido de resolver a situação do VLT, especialmente porque o órgão deu parecer favorável à implantação do trem de superfície na capital mato-grossense. "Queremos e vamos solucionar essa questão do VLT e por isso precisamos de toda a ajuda possível. Os mato-grossenses precisam de resposta quanto à essa obra, que é uma das mais caras já contratadas no Estado", afirmou o governador.
Após audiência de conciliação na primeira vara da Justiça Federal em Cuiabá, realizada há um mês, o Governo de Mato Grosso e o Consórcio VLT Cuiabá-Várzea Grande decidiram que vão apresentar, até o fim do mês de junho, estudos de viabilidade e detalhes de como será executada a obra do modal.
A Procuradoria Geral do Estado, de posse dos relatórios realizados pela empresa gerenciadora e pela Controladoria Geral do Estado, aponta um conjunto extenso de problemas e falhas técnicas nas obras já executadas. Por outro lado, o consórcio argumenta que houve atrasos nos pagamentos e desapropriações.
"Acreditamos que há falhas na execução da obra e correções que devem ser feitas. O Consórcio precisa mostrar se há ou não falhas e quando serão corrigidas. Este prazo é para dar clareza do que realmente aconteceu. Entretanto, entendemos que haviam frentes de trabalho abertas que poderiam ser desenvolvidas", afirmou o procurador-geral do Estado, Patryck Ayala.
Participaram da reunião em Brasília, além do governador, do ministro e o do secretário nacional de Transportes, os secretários de Estado de Cidades, Eduardo Chiletto, de Comunicação, Jean Campos, e os secretários nacionais de Acessibilidade e Programas Urbanos, Luis Oliveira Ramos, e de Saneamento, Paulo Ferreira.

* Com informações de Thaisa Pimpão, do Gabinete de Comunicação Social do Governo de Mato Grosso


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Os atrasos na implantação do VLT (Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos) poderão causar ainda mais prejuízos ao Consórcio VLT. Isso porque o plano de manutenção previsto para os vagões é de apenas dois anos e, destes, 12 meses já se passaram. Como a obra não deverá ser concluída antes de 2018, ainda seriam necessários pelo menos outros dois anos de serviços preventivos para evitar o desgaste dos trens. O diretor geral da CAF Brasil, Agenor Marinho, preferiu não estimar se haverá um custo maior por conta disto.

Os atrasos na implantação do VLT (Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos) poderão causar ainda mais prejuízos ao Consórcio VLT. Isso porque o plano de manutenção previsto para os vagões é de apenas dois anos e, destes, 12 meses já se passaram. Como a obra não deverá ser concluída antes de 2018, ainda seriam necessários pelo menos outros dois anos de serviços preventivos para evitar o desgaste dos trens. O diretor geral da CAF Brasil, Agenor Marinho, preferiu não estimar se haverá um custo maior por conta disto.











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