Brazil’s National Transportation Agency (ANTT) has opened bidding for the Rio – Sao Paulo high-speed rail line.
The tender includes the operation and maintenance of the route for the next 40 years as well as the installation of soundproofing, electrification, telecommunications, signalling and train control systems.
The closing date for proposals has been set for August 13, 2013.
The 510 km Rio – Sao Paulo line was originally proposed to begin operation in time for the 2014 World Cup, but unsuccessful bidding competitions in 2010 and 2011 have pushed back the completion date for Brazil’s first high-speed line to 2020.
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