helvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2982 times:
It also depends where the link is going. If it's an extension of the metro (which it probably will be according to Urbanrail.net) then that's OK but if it's a link to Estacao da Luz that is a very bad area of Sao Paulo to be, especially after dark.
sampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2821 times:
I once read that it would connect both airports, Congonhas to Garulhos. Lots of plans. It's been an election year here so we'll see. What's cool is the new monorail being built. That would be pretty nice to Garulhos. Right now Airport Bus Service is roughly U$17 one way between CGH and GRU and takes 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on time of day.
steve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2742 times:
I first heard of this project being in planning about 4 years ago, no idea when it was actually conceived.
Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 4): What parts of Sao Paulo would be connected? Downtown or the Paulista Ave. area new the Jardims?
I was looking at some "future state" (about 2020) of the São Paulo metro system the other day - iirc, it is supposed to link with the metro system somewhere up in the north east of the city proper, so arguably many areas of SP would be connected, just you would need to change trains a lot. The monorail has started construction for some months now, and iirc that is supposed to connect Congonhas with the metro system.
But, as the proper locals have said, this is Brazil, so..........anything could happen.
In an ideal, wet dream world, the fabled fast train from SP to Rio would link CGH - downtown SP - GRU - GIG and SDU. Again, believe it when I see it.
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jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1947 posts, RR: 16 Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 week ago) and read 2530 times:
As many others have said, I'll believe it when I see it. Brazilians dream big when it comes to infrastructure - which is awesome - but plans don't always get off of paper as quickly as they should. We have the same problem here in the US more and more often.
Quoting steve6666 (Reply 8): The monorail has started construction for some months now, and iirc that is supposed to connect Congonhas with the metro system.
This will be a great addition. The traffic getting to CGH was almost as bad as GRU, even though the distance is half (however, can we at least agree that CGH is one of the coolest airports out there?)
Also, what's the status of Terminal 3 at GRU? Land was cleared a long time ago but during my visit (in July) nothing had gone vertical at all. The clock is ticking toward the World Cup and 2016 Olympics and GRU definitely needs all the extra terminal space it can get.
Rafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1172 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
Quoting jsnww81 (Reply 9): Also, what's the status of Terminal 3 at GRU? Land was cleared a long time ago but during my visit (in July) nothing had gone vertical at all. The clock is ticking toward the World Cup and 2016 Olympics and GRU definitely needs all the extra terminal space it can get.
The new operator has a site up and running www.gru.com.br/en. There's a video (scroll down the main page) showing plans for what seems to be a more modest T3 (at least compared to Infraero's original plan, not so much in terms of capacity but a simpler architectural structure) that should be ready by 2014. According to the video, there should be an extra 22 jetways and a total addition of 36 parking positions.