Railways

The railway network in the State of São Paulo is operated by the following concessionaires: Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica (FCA), MRS Logística, América Latina Logística Malha Paulista (ALL) and Oeste.

In addition to providing intraregional transport, these railway lines connect the productive areas in the States of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Sergipe, Goiás, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul to the Tietê-Paraná waterway and to the ports of Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Itaguaí and Guaíba. The concessionaire ALL, also links the Port of Santos to Paraguay and Bolivia and plans to provide an Atlantic-Pacific link in the near future.

MRS Logística operates the São Paulo-Rio de Janeiro line, the densest industrial area in Brazil. It is responsible for transporting a huge volume of metallurgical and mining products, as well as coal, soy bean and soy bran.

The São Paulo-Nordeste (São Paulo-Northeast), São Paulo-Centro-Oeste (São Paulo-Mid-Western), Santos Bitola Larga (Santos Wide Track) and Santos Bitola Estreita (Santos Narrow Track) railway lines also traverse the State of São Paulo. The main products transported on these lines are iron ore, fertilizer, soy bean, soy bran, fuels and sugar, amongst others.

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