May 01, 2018

Salvador metro airport extension opens

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Salvador metro airport extension opens Carol Garcia/GOVBA

THE governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, inaugurated a 3.5km extension of metro Line 2 from Mussurunga to Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport on April 26.

The completion of the airport section takes the total length of Line 2 to 19.6km with 12 stations.

The airport station has capacity to accommodate up to 17,000 passengers per hour.

Costa announced during the opening ceremony that tendering will begin this month for two extensions of Line 1, which will add 5km and two more stations to the network.

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