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The governor of São Paulo, João Doria, has recently approved an investment plan of $US 10.8 billion (Reais 58.8bn) to expand the urban rail and bus rapid transit networks in São Paulo by 2023.
The main objective of the investment plan is to increase the number of annual journeys by metro, commuter rail, and bus to about 3.39 billion by 2023. According to the plan, some projects in the Pluriannual Plan will be funded through public-private partnerships (PPP).
The government has planned the following extensions on the commuter rail network in the state:
Sao Paulo Metro Map (Source: Mapsof.net)
In addition, it has been planned to modernise Metro Line 7/Ruby, Metro Line 8/Diamond, Metro Line 10/Turquoise, Metro Line 11/Coral and Metro Line 12/Sapphire. The plan includes upgrading Metro Line 11/Coral should increase ridership from 221.5 million passengers/year to 229.7 million by 2023.
This article first appeared on www.urbantransportnews.com
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