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Explore Salvador In Comfort And Style With Its Metropolitan LRT

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

Update 2020

The metropolitan light rail transit (LRT) system in the state capital Salvador, Brazil, is an important transportation project that aims to improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion in the region. The project, which was initiated in 2013, involves the construction of a 20 km LRT line with 21 stations, connecting the neighborhoods of Cajazeiras and Águas Claras to the city center.

The LRT system in Salvador will operate on a fully segregated track, which means that it will have its own dedicated right-of-way, separate from other road traffic. The system will use modern light rail vehicles, which are designed to provide a comfortable and efficient ride to passengers. The LRT vehicles will be powered by electricity, which is a clean and sustainable source of energy.

The LRT system in Salvador is expected to provide significant benefits to the region, including improved access to employment and education opportunities, reduced travel times, and increased mobility for all residents. The system will also contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, promoting a more sustainable transportation system.

Construction of the LRT system began in 2015 and was completed in 2020. The system is currently undergoing testing and is expected to be fully operational in the near future.

LRT Tender at Bahia

Brazil's Bahia state urban development department (Sedur) will launch a 1.1bn-real (US$319mn) tender by month-end to build a metropolitan light rail transit (LRT) system in the state capital Salvador.

The 18.5km LRT will link the neighborhoods of Subúrbio Ferroviário and Comércio with 21 stations, benefiting some 1.5mn residents, Sedur said in a release.

The tender will be conducted in two phases. The first will be for the construction of a 9.4km stretch between the neighborhoods of Comércio and Plataforma, and the second will be for a 9km stretch between Plataforma and São Luiz, according to the release.

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