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
Teresina

Photo of  LRT from abandoned project thanks to Allen Morrison

Campinas
dead light rail, Heritage trolley,

The 8 km, 11 station Campinas LRT was opened in 1993. It was later dismantled and converted to a busway as the line served a thinly populated area. (The system required 100,000 per day in ridership to recoup expenses, but daily ridership averaged only 5,000.) In the interim, the tickets booths became kiosks for illegal drugs, and 2 corpses were found in them on one occasion. The cost of the LRT project was $200 million. Some of the VLT rolling stock is now housed in the FEPASA shops in Rio Claro, 81 km northwest of Campinas

Campinas is also home to a
heritage tramway in Portugal Park.
 
  • VLT Campinas
  • Another photo - very rare - by Allen Morisson
  • A photo-essay of the Campinas trolley in Portugal Park by Allen Morrison
  • Tramways in Campinas (English with photos)
  • History of Campinas VLT
  • Article: VLT In Campinas: A lot of money, little results
  • Light Rail in Brazil: Two Sad Stories by Allen Morisson
  • The birth and death of the Campinas LRT by Allen Morrison
  • Campinas heritage trolley page with movie