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An overview about Brazilian railway system – Part II: 1930-actual

MOJ Civil Engineering
Vanessa Meloni Massara


Background: This article is a continuation of the Brazilian rail profile (An overview about Brazilian railway system – Part I: 1835-1930) from its inception in 1835 to the present day, considering the importance of this mode to travel long distances and transport large loads. It is noteworthy that in the Brazilian case the large territorial dimension is a barrier to the expansion of the rail network, but that after the privatization process, this infrastructure has been receiving investments that have gradually changed this scenario.


railway, infrastructure, Brazil, urban development, privatization