This paper describes the vehicles, track design, stations, and control system of the planned east-west line of the Sao Paulo (Brazil) Metro, scheduled to begin partial service by January 1980. Three objectives have been followed in the specifications for the E-W line. The first objective is to increase the reliability and availability of equipment on the E-W line. This is to be achieved by increasing the reliability of the equipment itself and by providing different levels of operation so that service can be continued under degraded conditions when equipment failures occur. The second objective is to increase the proportion of equipment manufactured in Brazil to 60% of total cost. The third objective is to reduce the cost per kilometer of the E-W line as far as possible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf Rec IAS 12th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, October 2-6, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Costa, B L
    • Kalra, P S
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: n 77CH1246-8-IA Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1982 12:00AM