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Marcopolo Rail delivers first pneumatic train to São Paulo airport

2 April 2024
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The Aeromovel A200 commissioning tests at a line of the São Paulo airport
The Aeromovel A200 commissioning tests at a line of the São Paulo airport. Source: skyscrapercity
Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Yashchenko Olga, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Brazil: The Aeromovel A200 preumatic train, a two-car light rail vehicle, is going to be tested for a month before its commissioning.

The train is produced by two Brazilian companies, Marcopolo Rail in collaboration with Aerom, the owner of the Aeromovel Technology.

The technology is based on pneumatic propulsion. The train runs along the elevated guideway comprised of a hollow concrete girder that serves as a duct inside which an air stream is generated by stationary electric blowers. The air either pushes or pulls the propulsion plates attached to the bottom of the vehicle. These plates act as an upside-down sail propelling the train forward and making it move from one blower to another.

Preparation of the Aeromovel A200 for the commissioning tests. Source: Marcopolo Rail

The commissioning of the train on the unmanned line, connecting three passenger terminals of the São Paulo International Airport with the Metropolitan train station, is expected by the end of the year. The rest two vehicles are to be delivered by the end of the year, too. The overall cost of the project is $54 mln.

The Aeromovel A200 can accommodate 200 passengers and cover a distance of 2.7 km in six minutes. The train is equipped with brakes by DAKO-CZ, Czechia.

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