Some Mafex members with projects in Brasil

Some Mafex members with projects in Brasil.


CAF is one of the main suppliers of railway rolling stock in Brazil. The company has several references of commuter and metro trains in different railway administrations in the country. Specifically, in recent years CAF has supplied the series 7000, 7500, 8000 and 8500 of CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitans), commuter trains for CBTU in Belo Horizonte as well as metro units for lines 1, 3 and 5 of Sao Paulo. All these projects have been manufactured at CAF factory in Hortolandia, in the state of Sao Paulo.


CETEST has a significant presence in Brazil, where different projects have been developed for some clients (CAF, Alstom) and in different cities:

Recently, CETEST has carried out complete test campaigns for the São Paulo Metro units, Line 5 project, homologation (ride dynamics, safety against derailment, noise, structural tests…).

In addition, CETEST has also taken part in various commuter train homologation for cities like Recife, Porto Alegre, and Belo Horizonte; as well as other kind of vehicle homologation, such as the Cuiaba Tramway, in Mato Grosso.

CETEST is currently testing the São Paulo S/8500 commuter trains for the company Compañía Paulista de Trenes Metropolitanos, CPTM. CETEST also tested the previous 7000 serie for CPTM.


TYPSA Group has been working in Brazil for many years. In 2009, the Group set up a Brazilian subsidiary, Engecorps Engenharia S.A., through which it conducts most of its business.

TYPSA has taken part in various Brazilian railway projects. Some of the best known are the technical procurement coordination services provided in 2011 to a group of Brazilian construction companies for the Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo – Campinas 250 km-long high-speed line, and the track superstructure design for two sections of lines 5 and 6 of the São Paulo metro network. These two projects featured highly complex elements designed to insulate the environment against vibrations.


Rails and Accessories manufactured by Arcelormittal are supplied worldwide for high speed tracks, heavy haul tracks, urban transport systems, metros, tramways, light systems… which has allowed us to participate in different projects throughout all the country as examples Vale Norte-Sul line and Transnordestina, VLT of Bonde Santa Terezade tram system, and Metro of Rio, Sao Paulo, Recife, Fortaleza and Brasilia

ArcelorMittal has developed the most modern systems for its manufacture and control, which allows us to develop products that meet the most stringent requirements: greater reliability, geometric precision, strict flatness and the highest quality of the market.


CAF Signalling has taken over the signalling, including the SCADA system, in a turn-key signalling project that includes civil works, electromechanical systems and the supply of new trams for the metropolitan city of Cuiabá, in Brazil.

The project was awarded to the consortium formed by CAF, CR Almeida and Santa Bárbara. This work involves a contract with a real strategic importance as it is the first turn-key tram system in Latin America and for being a big developing commitment for the passenger’s transport in Cuiabá.


Siemens Projects in Brazil. 1. Signalling of the north extension of Porto Alegre Metro line 1: The Brazilian operator Trensurb (Empresa de Trens Urbanos de Porto Alegre S.A.) awarded the project for the signalling of the north extension of Porto Alegre Metro line 1 to the consortium Novavia, which trusted in Dimetronic (today Siemens) for the execution of the project, a section of almost 10 Km of extension commissioned in 2015.

The line 1 extension project included the construction and signalling of four new stations: Rio dos Sinos, Santos Dumont, FENAC and Novo Hamburgo. The installed technology included two Trackguard Westrace electronic interlocking systems, LED, track circuits with speed codes, communications and cables and power supply systems. 2.Signalling of the Line 13 of CPTM in São Paulo: Siemens is in charge of the signalling Project of the line 13 of CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Transporte Metropolitano), known as Jade line or Train of Guarulhos, as it will connect the Engenheiro Goulart station of line 12 with the São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. The new line of almost 13 kilometers will have three new stations and equipped with Trackguard Westrace electronic interlockings, ATP system based in speed codes, ATO track system and Controlguide Rail9000 Centralized Traffic Control (CTC).CPTM already awarded the signalling and telecoms project for lines 8, 10 and 11 to a consortium formed by Dimetronic (today Siemens) among other companies in 2009.

  1. Signalling of the line 2 of Rio de Janeiro Metro: Metrô Rio, the concessionaire of the Rio de Janeiro Metro network, has awarded Siemens the contract for the installation of its Trackguard Westrace Mk II electronic interlockings in line 2 of the Rio de Janeiro metro network.Siemens is installing the new technology in Pavuna, station terminus of line 2, replacing the existing relay interlocking, which will allow Metrô Rio to improve the operation and maintenance of line 2, which has a length of 25 kilometers and 16 stations. 4. Signalling Project for the freight line of Rumo ALL in São Paulo: Siemens is executing the signalling project of the freight line between Pai Matías and Pantojo, in São Paulo state for the customer Rumo ALL. The project includes design, installation, test and commissioning of the signalling systems. The improvement of the signalling technology will allow the customer to increase the transport capacity of the line significantly.

Rumo ALL is a Brazilian company, the largest company in Latin America focused in railway line logistics and manages almost 13,000 kilometers of rail tracks.


The propulsion and signalling systems of Bombardier Spain, present in Brazil: The Spanish Bombardier’s plant in Trápaga has had an important participation in the project of the new BOMBARDIER INNOVIA monorail in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, and supplies the MITRAC propulsion equipment. The order, which involves the design, supply and installation in São Paulo of a monorail system of 24 kilometers and 17 stations, has 54 trains of seven cars (378 cars) with capacity to transport 48,000 passengers, being the one who has the largest capacity of the world.

Also from Trápaga, propulsion systems were manufactured for the renovation of 26 units of the São Paulo Metro.

On the other hand, from the Railway Signalling Center of Excellence of San Sebastián de los Reyes, the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 (CBTC) train protection and control system was installed on Line 5 of the São Paulo Metro, as well as of the new ERTMS system in the suburban network of Rio de Janeiro.


Ticketing for the Sao Paulo Subway: Indra has installed the ticketing solution for the Sao Paulo Subway’s Line 5 extension. The project included the implementation of the access control and ticket validation systems for the new 11 stations. Indra’s systems make it possible to simultaneously process and manage magnetic tickets as well as the Single Ticket contactless cards and the metropolitan area cards, assuring the intermodality between the subway and buses in the urban and metropolitan areas of Sao Paulo.This project allows Indra to position itself as a technological provider of the Sao Paulo Subway, which plans to expand the current network from 74 kilometres to 338 kilometres by 2030. This strong network expansion requires new solutions in the area of control, security, telecommunications, ticketing, etc., for which Indra is one of the leading companies in the world.