Through a public bid, the company secured a 30-year concession to provide public railway services on the southern (Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states), western (Mato Grosso do Sul state) and São Paulo (São Paulo) rail networks of the former Brazilian Rail Network (RFFSA). The organization entered into lease agreements with RFFSA in order to acquire the operating assets needed to run these rail networks.

Assets not leased remained under the control of RFFSA and, following the company’s extinction in 2007, were transferred to Brazil’s federal government.

The company also secured the concession to build and operate the North Rail Network, whose Santa Fé do Sul (São Paulo) - Alto Araguaia (Mato Grosso) segment is currently operational. In 2008 it started the project to expand this railway to Rondonópolis (Mato Grosso).


The right-of-way is the narrow area on either side of each railway segment. Its width varies with each segment, which is why in it is necessary to check the dimensions in each case.

Law 6,766/79, article 4, section III, establishes a 15 (fifteen) meter area as non buildable, from the right-of-way on.

Crossing works
To use the right-of-way for projects related to electricity, water, sewage, pedestrian and vehicle crossings, documentation must be submitted and the projects presented in compliance with Rumo‘s internal procedure, in accordance with ANTT Resolution 2,695 of May 13, 2008.