Sao Paolo Metro revived

Acconia takeover spurs progress for Latin America’s largest P3; new deadline set

Work has started again on the much delayed Sao Paulo Line 6, following a takeover by Acconia.

The contract was signed earlier this month and was followed by a re-commencement ceremony to mark the occasion.

The €2.3bn project, that will include 15 stations and a 15km tunnel, will take a further five years to complete, with Acconia to operate and maintain the infrastructure for a further 19 years.

“The completion of the works is scheduled for 2025 and now we have no reason to doubt its continuity and compliance with this deadline,” Governor of São Paulo João Doria said. “This was extensively studied by the Metro team and the Acciona team, so that this deadline can be met. There is no more obstacle of a legal nature, neither administrative, nor institutional, nor a lack of resources.”

The original contract with the Odebrecht-led Move Sao Paulo consortium was canceled in 2018 amid construction delays.