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Minas Gerais-Bahía Railroad Cancelled

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Early Works
Current Stage: Prefeasibility
Start: 06/2013
In Construction
Project Details


The Minas Gerais-Bahía railroad is to be used for cargo transport, the 1,419km stretch will run between Minas Gerais state capital Belo Horizonte and Bahia state capital Salvador. It will pass through 52 municipalities, with 27 in Minas Gerais and 25 in Bahia. Construction entails building a 1.6m-wide railway with train yards every 300km, being built to handle train speeds of up to 80km. The initiative also involves 210 individual construction projects for work on bridges and viaducts which will span a total of 19.6km.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Minas Gerais-Bahía Railroad
Project Type
Rail line
Development Phase
Project Status
Project Capacity
 Rail line
US$ 4.68bn
Completion Date

The Minas Gerais-Bahía railroad will run between Minas Gerais state capital Belo Horizonte and Bahia state capital Salvador in Brazil.

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