• Transport infrastructures

Sao Paulo Metro: improving mobility in one of the most populated cities in the world

We build eight new stops and improve a service that will benefit 377,000 passengers per day
Metro San Paulo

Metro San Paulo

Our commitment to urban mobility in Brazil involves building one of the most transited subway systems in the world. Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructures is currently in charge of the extension works of Line 2 of the Sao Paulo Metro, consisting of an 8.3-kilometer and eight stops expansion. This service directly connects to lines 3-Red, 11-Coral (CPTM), and 15-Silver.

This line, also known as the green line (Linha 2-Verde), goes from Vila Prudente to Dutra, and is 7.3 kilometers long. We built it as an assignment for the Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (Sao Paulo Metro Company) within a 69-month time frame for 443 million euros.



Lenght of the sections under construction


Under construction




Per day once the extension works are completed

Tunnels, air shafts, and stops

This contract includes building a 7.8-kilometer-long and 11.7-meter diameter two-way tunnel with an EPB tunnel boring machine. It also involves constructing 1.8-kilometer-long train sidings using the Austrian tunneling method. 

The framework of this project contemplates the construction of the Vila Formosa metro stop and bus terminal, as well as the Rapadura complex, with a railyard and train sheds, five air shafts with a 12-to-15-meter diameter, and a slab track superstructure.



The largest TBM in Latin America

Para el desarrollo de este proyecto se ha transportado la tuneladora conocida como Cora Coralina, la más grande de América Latina, que excavará 8,4km entre las estaciones de Vila Pruedente y Penha.

Sus impresionantes cifras la convierten en la tuneladora más grande de Latinoamérica: una rueda de corte de más de 11 metros de diámetro y 100 metros de extensión total. 500 toneladas de peso y una potencia de 144.000 kn.


First 654 meters excavated

After digging and excavating 654 m of the tunnel, the TBM reached the future Vila Formosa station.

To fulfill this goal, Cora Coralina has excavated 70.000 m3 of materials from the Rapadura complex. This is the equivalent to 64 Olympic size pools. 

The first section to Vila Formosa included the installation of 436 concrete rings in the tunnel, with an average daily progress of 11.6 meters.



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