GPO, A TYLin Company, completed the successful PPP restructuring of two lines of the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM) in São Paulo, Brazil.
São Paulo is the most populated city in Brazil. The state-owned CPTM operates a commuter railway network of 273 km, which includes Line 8 – Diamond and Line 9 – Emerald. These two lines were the first to become a concession (private operation) of the CPTM’s railway network. The project improved comfort levels, visual identity, and accessibility for users.
GPO was selected by the IFC/World Bank and the SMTP (state department for Public Transport in the metropolitan area) to review, advise, and budget a group of interventions (CAPEX) for the concession. GPO provided review, advisement, and cost estimates for refurbishment and rehabilitation of existing stations and railway system modernization for the two lines.
The project included refurbishment of existing stations and depots to improve comfort levels and universal accessibility. It encompassed the rehabilitation and/or modernization of the railway system, including signaling, telecommunications, and energy.
Line 8 includes 41,61 km, 22 stations, and averages 483,000 passengers/day on weekdays. Line 9 includes 31,8 km, 21 stations, and averages 691,000 passengers/day on weekdays.
- GPO developed specific studies to refurbish nine existing stations, check regulatory and legal adaptations, and review plans for stations under construction to ensure standard compliance.
- Studies included running detailed simulations for two stations with the Legion software to test operational levels.
- GPO provided conceptual designs for three depot areas, one with more than 287.000 m2; a new test track with 1,3 km of length and safety improvements for existing level crossings.
- Operational studies for the concession were completed by providing indicative operational parameters for monitoring the performance (KPI´s) of the operations of Lines 8 and 9, as per design parameters and demand studies until 2050 Concession horizon.
- Operation investment costs (OPEX) were estimated and set the criteria for a safe, secure, and reliable operation.
- Passenger Railway Simulation software was applied to test line capacities under the existing available signaling infrastructure and power supply requirements, including rolling stock and future investments to improve and expand the operations.