Transport Infrastructure

Public transport infrastructure projects are imperative for socioeconomic development and for improving the quality of life and the environment in large cities.

The need to upgrade Brazil’s airports and mass transportation facilities has led us to undertake many projects in this segment. Initiatives that demand complex construction technologies, years of expertise and trained employees, such as public transport expressways, subways, airports and railway stations, are some examples of our work in recent decades.

Santos Dumont Airport | RJ

Construction of the new airport terminal, which increased the airport's capacity to 8.8 million passengers per year. The project included the installation of eight boarding bridges connected to a 280-meter-long, 14-meter-wide circular connector with glass walls and roof, which serves as a boarding hall and affords a wonderful view across the Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard.

Rio Subway – Line 1A | RJ

Extension of Line 2, also called Line 1A, which shortened the journeys by 13 minutes, with no transfer interruptions, from Pavuna, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, to the south. New railways of 5.2 kilometers in length were built, in addition to 7 kilometers of railways at maintenance facilities, a new station named Leonel Brizola, and a footbridge over Presidente Vargas Avenue. A highlight of the project is the 110-meter-long metal arch that is the longest railway bridge in Brazil.

Transcarioca | RJ

Construction of a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) stretch with approximately 12 kilometers in length, connecting Penha to Tom Jobim International Airport, in Ilha do Governador. Of the nine engineering structures found in this stretch, the highlight is an overpass on Avenida Brasil expressway (an arch with a free span of 150 meters and about 2,000 tons of metal structure); a cable-stayed bridge over Guanabara Bay, which connects Ilha do Fundão to Ilha do Governador; a 220-meter-long bridge over Canal do Fundão; and a 600-meter overpass on Estrada do Galeão, made of a mixed metal and pre-cast concrete structure.

Tiradentes Express | SP

This 2.8-kilometer-long stretch of Expresso Tiradentes is part of the largest bus corridor in São Paulo, of 31.8 kilometers in length. The project included the construction of a 1,040-meter ramp, which goes beyond other overpasses, a CPTM train line and the Tamanduateí river, and the construction of a terminal, a transfer station and two stops, and the respective boarding platforms.

Rio Bonito and Inajar de Souza Express Corridors | SP

Construction of segregated lanes for special articulated buses to improve the flow of public transport in São Paulo. In both projects, raised stops and terminals, adapted to each type of vehicle, were built.

Subway Line 4 - Westbound and Southbound | RJ

Construction of 5 stations on Line 4 of Rio Subway, connecting Jardim Oceânico station, in Barra da Tijuca (west), to General Osório station, in Ipanema (south).
In the south, excavation was carried out using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). Weighing 2,000 tons, 120 meters in length by 11.5 meters in diameter, this is the largest piece of equipment ever used in Latin America. Its daily excavation capacity is 15–18 meters.

São Paulo Subway Line 5 - Lilac | SP

Lot 6 of the expansion of Subway Line 5 – Lilac. Concrete engineering works for the construction of two passenger stations (AACD – Servidor and Hospital São Paulo stations) and a train parking area.

Recife Subway – Southbound Line l | PE

Building infrastructure for the expansion of subway southbound line in Recife, including 3.6 kilometers of a 1.6-meter-gauge dual-line track. The project included three subway stations and special engineering structures.

Transoceânica Transport Corridor | RJ

Construction work on the BHLS (Bus with a High Level of Service) corridor in the city of Niterói. The Transoceânica transport corridor is made up of wide lanes for light vehicles, an exclusive bus lane, and 16 km of a new bike path. The corridor has two terminal stations and 11 intermediate stations, with the Charitas Station integrated into the Ferry Station. This transport corridor is 9.3 km long and runs through 12 districts across Niterói, accommodating and benefiting about 125,000 people.
The Charitas-Cafubá Tunnel is the greatest legacy left by the project. The tunnel consists of a double gallery measuring 1.35 km in length, and is monitored by a modern and exclusive operations control center. The project was not limited to the transport corridor and tunnels. It also included redeveloping the streets adjacent to the main corridor, new traffic lights throughout, and new public lighting. It also included a new macro-drainage system running through 4.8 km of concrete galleries directly connected to the Piratininga Lagoon.

CPTM Railway Stations | SP

Refurbishing the Roosevelt and Brás railway stations managed by Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos de São Paulo (CPTM).
Carioca also built a new 16,509-m² station, and an access bridge interconnecting the subway station, escalators and hydraulic elevators. This allowed carrying 220,000 passengers per day. The project also included the relocation of railway tracks and the full restoration of historic buildings at the former Brás Station.