Expresso Pequi

Brasília Goiânia Goiás
Expresso Brasília-Goiânia
Overview
LocaleBrasília, Federal District
Goiânia, Goiás
Stations4
Service
TypeCommuter rail, regional rail, intercity rail
History
Planned openingUnknown
Technical
Line length209 km (130 mi)

Expresso Pequi or Expresso Brasília-Goiânia is a planned rail line linking the Brazilian capital city Brasília with Goiânia. The name Pequi refers to the Caryocar brasiliense fruit which is grown in the region.

History

In 2009, construction of the TAV High-speed railway between Brasília/Anápolis/Goiânia was announced. The construction of the line was expected to be financed by federal funds in partnership with the governments of Goiás and the Federal District, with the goal of developing the area between the two capitals.[1] In 2017, South Korean rail operator AREX proposed a line with a maximum speed of 250 km/h (160 mph) between the two cities.[2]

Route

The 209 km (130 mi) route would allow a journey time of 1 hour 30 minutes between Brasília and Goiânia, with intermediate stations at Alexânia and Anápolis.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ TAV Brasília-Goiânia
  2. ^ "Korean group considers Brazilian passenger project". International Rail Journal. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  3. ^ "São Paulo to develop inter-city rail plans". International Rail Journal. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2019.