Result Briefs August 24, 2018

Greening Rio de Janerio Urban Rail Transit in Brazil: $600 million in IBRD Sustainable Development Bonds

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Results from World Bank Treasury

  • Purpose:To provide a more efficient and cleaner suburban rail transportation system.
  • IBRD Financing: $600 million
  • Expected Results: 60 new trains and upgraded infrastructure for the Superviasystem leading to shorter travel times; Bicycles and parking facilities in selected Superviastations; Additional 70,200 passengers served per day; Approximately 34,000 tons of CO2 reduced by project end.

Country Challenge

The project provides additional financing to an earlier Transit System Project for Rio de Janeiro (RJ) for placing the freight and transport systems in a lower carbon growth path, in addition to providing a safer and cost-efficient suburban rail transport for the RJ metropolitan area.

Project Goals

The project supports acquisition of 60 electricity-powered energy efficient trains consisting of 4 cars each to run in the existing 225 kilometer passenger rail system (Supervia). Bicycles are also to be acquired for selected stations. The system is expected to especially benefit the poor populations who rely on public transportation by reducing travel time, in particular when switching from inefficient bus services.


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$600 million

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