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City selects a logo for the Curitiba Metro

Five teams are working on the alignment for the first line.

Prefeitura define a marca do Metr? Curitibano, Edson Fonseca, Jornale Curitiba.

The logo of the Curitiba Metro can already be seen on the streets of this city, on the uniforms and the security equipment of the city and the Novo Modal consortium, the contractor for the implementation of the core project. Five technical teams are working on the CIC Sul – Santa C?ndida alignment where the first line of the Metro, the Blue Line, will run. There are also teams conducting interference studies in order to locate the existing electrical, water and telephone networks on the site.

The Curitiba Metro logo contains an “M” surrounded by a “C” in a green cylinder representing the tunnel where this new mode of transportation will run, all in the city colors of red, white and green. The design is the work of Marcos Minini for the Master agency. To create the identity for the Curitiba Metro, Minini analyzed 169 metro logos from Brazil and other countries. 83 of these used the letter “M” – practically a worldwide standard for identifying metros.

The City of Curitiba plans to build 22 kilometers of the Blue Line between the Santa C?ndida and CIC Sul terminals. The system will be underground for 19 kilometers. In the section between Passeio P?blico and Pra?a Eufr?sio Correia, the metro will pass beneath Riachuelo and Bar?o do Rio Branco Streets in an old Expresso bus tunnel.

The line will have a 500-meter elevated section on Winston Churchill Avenue from the Pinheirinho terminal to Route BR-476. From there it will continue along the surface in the highway median to CIC Sul, the end of the line, where a complex will be built including a parking lot, control center and maintenance center, with a special access route for the metro vehicles.

21 stations are envisioned for the project, with an average of one kilometer between them. The vehicle used will have light rail characteristics and carry 1150 passengers in each four-car consist. The system will transport 650 thousand passengers per day.

The Novo Modal consortium is responsible for the preliminary studies of compatibility with existing projects and studies of topography, geotechnics, geology, hydrology, interference along the corridor, earthworks, various underpasses, rail superstructure, buildings (stations, terminals, control center and administrative building), fixed systems, rolling stock, and budget details.

Five teams will work from near the Pinheirinho neighborhood towards Santa C?ndida, collecting subsoil material to send for laboratory analysis. This phase is part of the geologic and geotechnic studies, which will be conducted by the consortium formed by the Trends, Engefoto, Esteio and Vega companies. As the project extends from Santa C?ndida to CIC Sul, the next phase will survey from Pinheirinho to CIC Sul.

Over the following days, the Ecossistema company, consultants for the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Impact Report (EIA-RIMA), will begin their work, based on the data collected by the consortium responsible for the studies and engineering projects.

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