New Rio de Janeiro metro line to exclusively use Nexans’ cables

New subway line will increase capacity by 300,000 passengers, removing 30 000 cars from the road

Paris, July 8, 2014 - Metro passengers in Rio de Janeiro are set to benefit from an increase in capacity, after a new subway line powered by Nexans cables was commissioned. The cables were designed exclusively for the new line.

New Rio de Janeiro metro line to exclusively use Nexans’ cablesNexans will deliver 113 km of cables for the new line, which is due to be finished in 2016. The EP-DRY 105 AFITOX halogen free cables were designed to fulfill Metro Rio special requirements including low smoke, low acid gas emission and limited flame propagation in the event of fire.

The new line will carry 300,000 passengers each day, removing 30 000 cars from Rio’s streets during rush hour. It will cover a distance of 16 km in Rio de Janeiro city centre and run out to the large Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood in the West Zone, passing through São Conrado, Gavea, Leblon and Ipanema regions and connecting six new subway stations.

Marco Vitiello, Nexans Brasil Country Manager, said, “We are thrilled to be a part of this project, which will hugely benefit the people of Rio de Janeiro. Nexans is doing its part to improve public transport which will reduce congestion and connect neighborhoods.”

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