State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, buys 60 trains from two Chinese companies

26 October 2012

The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, agreed Wednesday to buy 60 urban trains from Chinese companies Changchun Railway Vehicles Corp and China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation, the state government said.

The 60 trains will be part of the metropolitan railway system operated by Supervia. The government is currently focusing on improving transportation ahead of the soccer World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016.

The contract also includes refurbishment of 73 Supervia trains by the Chinese companies to modernise them and add air conditioning. (macauhub)