The project consists on a Light Rail Vehicle to replace the now obsolete Suburban Train that serves the furthest suburbs of Salvador, Bahia, third-largest city in Brazil. The LRV will be implemented and operated by the Private Sector under a Public-Private Partnership contract with the State of Bahia. The new transportation system will extend the current rail line, while improving the service level and bringing urban interventions to improve quality of life in low-income residential areas, as well as efficiently integrate with other transportation solutions in the city of Salvador and metro region.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Government of Bahia
Form of project announcement
The main objective of the Suburban LRV was to replace and modernize the Suburban Train, which did not meet the population´s expectation in terms of quality of service, headway and safety. For the State Government the Suburban Train was also an issue, with high maintenance costs and low demand.
With the LRV the State of Bahia expects to better adapt to the region´s transportation network and bring urban improvements to low-income areas of the state in terms of safety, transportation and well-being, as well as deliver higher quality services to the populations that depend on the train to comute.
Indicative timetable of project development
The public bid is expected to occur by the end of August/2017, which will start the negotiations to sign the Concession Agreement, which shall have a 20 year term.
From that date, the Concessionaire will have 24 months to finish all investments, including the rail line, operation and maintenance centers and all systems required for operation. The Operation phase will then start on the 25th month and will last until the end of the Concession Agreement.
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Project looking for additional PPF assistance
Project looking for additional MDB assistance
Is project multi jurisdictional?
Stage 2: Project Investigation
433.8 M USD 1,500 M BRL
Indicative Funding Source
Have any external advisors been appointed yet
Is the project contained in national/sub national infrastructure plan or strategy
Not Yet Known
Please outline any studies (for example environmental, engineering etc.) that will be completed prior to a full business case development
The State Government has conducted environmental and engineering studies prior to the rest of the studies. After that Bahiainveste has also procured studies of Technical and Economical modelling
Opportunity for Private Sector Involvement
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
Legal Advisors Appointed
Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques
Financial Advisors Appointed
Technical and Other Advisors (inc Project Preparation Facility) Appointed
Is a Business Case Being Prepared?
Business Case Prepared By
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Estimated Business Case Completion Date
Estimated Time To Start Of Procurement
Any other relevant information relating to the project process
Stage 4: Project Feasibility / Business Case Complete
Explanation of regulatory regime
Regulatory regime is explained by article 175 from the Brazilian Federal Constitution, as well as the following pieces of legislation: Federal Law nº 11.079, from December 30th, 2004; Federal Law nº 12.587, from January 3rd, 2012; State Law nº 9.290, from December 27th, 2004; State Law nº 9.433, from March 1st, 2005; State Law nº 11.477, from July 1st, 2009; State Law nº 12.501, from December 29th, 2011; and, when applicable, Federal Law nº 8.987, from February 13th, 1995; Federal Law nº 9.074, from July 7th, 1995; Federal Law nº 8.666, from June 21st, 1993; and Federal Law nº 10.406, from January 10th, 2002.
Length Of Contract (Years)
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Estimated Project Value (Local Currency)
1,500 M BRL 433.8 M USD