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The TAV (Portuguese: Trem de Alta Velocidade, meaning high-speed train; Abbreviation: TAV RJ-SP) is Brazil's planned high-speed rail service. The Ministry of Transportation provides for August 2010, launching the international bidding documents for the construction of high-speed railway Rio-São Paulo. The trip will be made up to 360 km/h (223 mi/h), connecting the 403 km (250 mi) between the Barão de Mauá Station, in Rio, and the Luz Station, in São Paulo, in 1 hour and 25 minutes.
The bullet train ticket will cost US$ 60, which now corresponds to R$ 114.36. A one way ticket to Rio ranges from R$ 52.50 (conventional bus) to R$ 72. Travel in executive coaches are estimated to cost R$ 60. The project is budgeted at US$ 9 billion and will be supported by private and international investors without public money.
The first plan of the Federal Government is the high speed train will link the Brazilian global cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will be seven stations on the path, including the cities of Campinas, Jundiaí, São José dos Campos, and Aparecida in the State of São Paulo, and the cities of Resende, Barra Mansa, in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The project includes the main airports of Campinas, São Paulo, and Rio. The average speed is of 300 km/h (186 mi/h). The total length is of 510.8 km (317.4 mi). The project is expected to cost 33.1 billion Reais (18.5 billion USD).