Wednesday, January 13, 2010

High-Speed Rail connecting Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo, the dream is getting reality.

Last December 18th the Federal Government finally published the notification that the High-Speed Rail  - TAV (Trem de Alta Velocidade) - will be built in a period of five years and using R$ 34,6 billion. The different companies that want to gain this work, can present their projects in the next months since just in May the winner will be announced. Obviously it will be chosen the company proposing the cheapest ticket and the highest technology innovation. This will be the first High-Speed Rail in Latin America and it will be really usefull to connect the main Brazilian cities that are now linked by tens of daily flight and buses. The rail will be 510,8 km long, the train will be able to reach the speed of 350 km/h and it will pass through several stations: two in Rio (International Airport and Barão de Mauá), two in Sao Paulo (International Airport and Campo de Marte), Campinas and its Viracopos Airport plus other small stations (Vale do Paraíba Fluminense, Vale do Paraíba Paulista, Aparecida). Let's wait to know the winner!

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