The EF-151, known as the North-South Railway, is designed to become the backbone of rail transport in Brazil, strategically integrating the country and contributing to the reduction of logistics costs of freight transport. The project covers the concession of the section linking the National Port, in the State of Tocantins, to Estrela d'Oeste, State of São Paulo - with an extension of 1,537 km.
The section Porto Nacional / TO - Estrela D'Oeste / SP is divided into two sections:
The first is the stretch between Porto Nacional / TO - Anápolis / GO (Central Section), 855 km long, already in operation, with small cargo handling by VALEC;
The second is the stretch between the municipalities of Ouro Verde de Goiás / GO and Estrela d'Oeste / SP (South Section), with 682 km, already with 95% of the works completed, also by VALEC;
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Ministry of Transportation, Ports and Civil Aviation and National Land Transportation Agency (ANTT)
Form of project announcement
Inclusion in infrastructure plan/strategy document
Also known as North-South Railway, the EF-151 was projected to become the backbone of rail transport in Brazil, strategically integrating the country and contributing to a reduction in logistics costs stemming from freight transport in the country.
The proposal included in the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI) assumes a concession for the stretch with an extension of 1,537 kilometers, connecting Estrela d´Oeste in the state of São Paulo and Porto Nacional in the state of Tocantins. The project will enable the development of new corridors for transporting cargo and creating a connection to the grid that is currently under concession from América Latina Logística Paulista (ALL/ MP), in the direction of the Southeast ports (especially the Santos Port), and the grid from the Carajás railroad (EFC), in the direction of the Itaqui Port in the state of Maranhão (Northern region of Brazil).
Indicative timetable of project development
Bids documentation has been published.
Please outline any studies (for example environmental, engineering etc.) that will be completed prior to a full business case development
Engineering and environmental studies, Demand Estimate, Revenue Projection, Total Capital Expenditure Forecast