Fortaleza - Macuripe Project of railway node (Brazil)

- Secretaria da Infraestructura (SEINFRA) del Estado de Ceará / Companhia Cearense de Transportes

Feasibility study to reconvert the railway line Fortaleza - Macuripe, nowadays fully dedicated to freight trains with origin and destination the port
Sector Railways (Transport)
CountryBrazil (America)

Description

The study tries to analyze the feasibility to transform the railway line Fortaleza - Mucuripe, dedicated exclusively to freight trains with origin or destination in the port, into an integrated line into the urban railway system of the city (sharing passenger's traffic with night freight trains)

Nowadays, freight trains' passing through Fortaleza city happens in a single line of metric width through a layout that runs into the city. A widening with a parallel line was not possible as the railway's Right Of Way is illegally taken for a long section of the line.