Brazil

Existing & Under Construction
Belo Horizonte
Bertioga (Itatinga)
Brasilia
Campos do Jordao
Cariri
Curtiba
Fortaleza
Maceio

Piraju

Pocos de Caldas
Porte Allegre
Recife
Rio de Janeiro
Salvador
Santos
Sao Paulo

Planned

Baixada Santista
Goiania
Natal
Parangaba
Piracicaba

São Carlos
Sao Jose  dos Campos
Vitoria

Honorable Mention

Campinas(closed)
Macapa
Teresina


Brasilia
subway, light rail

The long awaited metro for the country's capital opened in 2001. The 2 line, 41 km system has 23 stations, 10 of which are underground.  All suburban stations are above ground exept for Praça do Relogio.  The most recent station
opened in May 2009 and is called 102 Sul.

2009 was a banner year for urban rail in Brasilia, when ground was broken on a 2 line
VLT (light rail line), the first section of which is expected to open in 2010. Line 1, 22.6 km long, will link the airport and the zoo with downtown. Several stations will be in tunnel, although there will be no true subway sections. More accurately, these stations will be part of an underpass which includes the main road.



1998
preopen map from Allen Morrison
New photos of the new
Brasilia metro from Allen Morrison complete with map
Underground projects in Brasilia
Official home page
More photos
Great set of pages with station views and plans
Tons of cool pix from Skyscraper City

 

Watching construction crews build the light rail line is a popular recreational activity in Brasilia. People who once jammed the city's sunny beaches now erect umbrellas and stalk light rail construction sites, frequently pandering to workers for autographs in exchange for sex and beer.


July 2010 - A new metro car plys it's way through a crowd of adoring fans.