Existing & Under Construction
Campos do Jordao
Pocos de Caldas
Rio de Janeiro
Sao Jose dos Campos
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
New photos of the new
Brasilia metro from
Allen Morrison complete with map
Underground projects in Brasilia
Official home page
Great set of
pages with station views and plans
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.