Recife Metro

The urban rail system in Recife operates three rail lines, two of them electrified and the remaining consists of diesel, light rail type trains VLT. Its total length is 68.8 km. Metro Recife serves municipalities of Recife, Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Camaragibe Cabo de Santo Agostinho. It has 35 stations and transports 244,900 people a day.

Metro Recife

The Metro Recife, opened in 1986, is part of the Sistema Estrutural Integrado (SEI), which is a public transport network system composed by bus lines in addition to the metro lines. All these lines are integrated via terminals specially constructed to allow multimodal travel connections. The SEI is a mass transit system configured by zones arranged in rings. Access from the suburbs to the integration terminals is possible because of the 10 operating companies, responsible for 185 lines serving ten municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of Recife or Greater Recife.

The management of this system corresponds to the Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU), a semi-public company created in 1984 and under the supervision of the Ministry of Cities since 2003. Thise compnay is responsible for management of several passenger transport systems in capitals of several regions of Brazil, including Recife Pernambuco state capital.

Estacao Afogados
Estacao Afogados

Recife metro lines and stations

Center Line, electrified, linking Recife with Camaragibe through Jaboatão dos Guararapes. It splits in Coquiral to reach Camaragibe, through Rodoviária Station. Afogados stations, Mud, Cavaleiro, Camaragibe, Jaboatão and Rodoviária are integrated terminals. The Center Line is 25 km long and has 29 stations (15 to Camaragibe and 14 Jaboatão).

South line, also an electrified line corresponds to two municipalities, Recife and Jaboatão dos Guararapes. With 11 operating stations, ranging from Recife to Cajueiro Seco. Integrated Terminals are Joana Bezerra and Aeroporto.

Diesel Line, VLT, serving three municipalities: Recife, Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Cabo de Santo Agostinho and 9 operating stations. The Integrated Terminal is Cabo.

Main stations: Recife station

It is the central metro station in Recife. Located in the São José neighborhood in the old city center, it was opened in 1994 after rehabilitating the old railway station. Near this station there are several tourist attractions such as the House of Culture and the Museu do Trem. From there depart five circular bus routes to access various parts of the city.

Hours and frequency

All electrical lines operate between 5:00 am and 11:00 pm.
The Diesel line runs between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm. On Saturdays until 2:00 pm.

recife Metro
recife Metro

Billetes y tarifas

Fares for Integrated Structural System rings are: A – R $ 2.45, B – R $ 3.35, D – R $ 2.65, G – R $ 1.60.

    Optional services:

  • 042-Airport, R$3.
  • 072 – Candeias,R$ 4,60
  • 160 – Gaibu-Barra de Jangada, R$ 4,60
  • 195 – Recife-Porto de Galinhas, R$ 12,00

Discounted rates on Sunday, from 5 o’clock in the morning:
A -R$ 1,20, B -R$ 1,70, D -R$ 1,20, G -R$ 1,20.

Single tickets are purchased at the counters of every station. Then you need to validate them in slots when passing to the platforms. With this ticket, plus an integrated one, you can make connections with Integrated System Buses.

International Airport Gylberto Freyre

The station closest to the Airport Recife is the Aeroporto Metro station, which is also an Integrated Terminal. It runs from 5:00 am until 11:00 pm.
The entrace to the metro station is located opposite to gate B6. The ticket costs R$ 2.15 to get downtown.

Metro Recife Video



Porto Alegre Metro

The Porto Alegre Metro in Brazil consists of a single urban rail line that stretches across the northern part of the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre. This includes several municipalities: Porto Alegre, Canoas, Sapucaia do Sul and São Leopoldo. One of the main reasons for the construction of this system was the traffic congestion on the BR-116 highway that served this area and was already saturated. Besides introducing a modern subway system, cheaper and faster to modernize the region.

Porto Alegre Metro

After the last update (Novo Hamburgo), Trensurb line 1 has a total length of approximately 43.4 kilometers and 5 new stations were added for a total of 22. Most of the route goes ground level and only a small stretch of just over 2 kilometers is elevated. Through this route 20 trains are circulating per hour and direction. Each train has a capacity of 1081 persons, allowing a maximum of 21600 passengers per hour and direction. Line 1 became operational in March 1985 with the section between the stations of Mercado and Sapucaia. It has an average speed of 45km/h and a maximum speed of 90. More than 200,000 people use this transport daily.

Porto Alegre subway connects the city center to the airport and the long distance bus station. Trensurb connects with the 224 lines of Omnibus. With this rate the user can take a metro trip and bus with the same ticket. The metro is a good way to travel in Porto Alegre since the tourist attractions are within walking distance of the subway stations.

Porto Alegre metro is managed by the urban rail company of Porto Alegre, known as Trensurb, in conjunction with the federal government of Brazil and Rio Grande do Sul.

Tensurb: lines and stations

Line 1 of the Porto Alegre metro (trensurb) is 42 kilometers long and has 22 stations. Stations: Novo Hamburgo, Fenac, Industrial, Santo Afonso, Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo, Unisinos, Sapucaia, Louis Pasteur, Esteio, Petrobras, São Luis, Mathias Velho, Canoas, Fátima, Niterói, Anchieta, Aeroporto, Farrapos, São Pedro, Rodoviária y Mercado. Travel time from Novo Hamburgo to is 52 minutrs.

Without considering it as a line, there is a connection of only 2 stations and less than 1 kilometer long linking the Trensurb airport metro station to the International Airport Salgado Filho station, Terminal 1.

Metro hours and frequency

It operates from 05:00 to 23:20. Trains run every 5 minutes during rush hour. These time slots are from 6:00 to 8:00 and 17:00 to 19:00.
Every 10 minutes during normal business hours and every 15 minutes before 6:00 and after 20:00. Saturday the frequency of service is a train every 12 minutes in each direction until 13:00. In the evenings and on Sundays, the rate drops to 15 minutes.

Fares and tickets

There is a single integrated rate of 1.70R $
You can make transfers between bus and subway.

Futures expansions

In the map below you can see the planned metro and Aeromóvel lines:

Mapa de projetos metroviários da região metropolitana de Porto Alegre

Curious facts

Cycling Trensurb program. Bikes are allowed within predefined hours: Monday to Saturday in off-peak times. Weekends and holidays, all day. Only one bike per user is allowed. Bike can not be ridden at the stations. To enter the bikes to the stations an inspector should be notified to open the entrance gate. Always step in the second wagon with the bikes, never the first one.

Trensurb has available staff for people with disabilities.

There are blue seats called preferential reserved to people with disabilities, elder, pregnat women or people traveling with small children.

Valencia Metro

Valencia Metro is the subway system in the capital of the state of Carabobo in Venezuela. Valecia metro serves the city from the south to the Cerdeño avenue in the city center. It was inaugurated on 18 November 2006 by the President of the Republic, Hugo Chavez. Just one year later began commercial operation, November 18, 2007, with several new stations (Fairs, Michelena, Santa Rosa and Lara), and a total length of 6.2 kms. It is used daily by more than 60,000 passengers.

Lines and stations

Valencia Metro is 7 kms long and has a total of 7 stations, although there are several more under construction.
Most of the stations circulate are underground.

Valencia metro currently has 1 built line, line 1. Line 2 has several stations operational. The system is expected to gradually grow to a total of 31 stations and 4 lines.

Line 1 stations

  • Monumental
  • Las Ferias
  • Palotal
  • Santa Rosa
  • Michelena
  • Lara
  • Cedeño

Line 2 stations

  • Rafael Urdaneta (in service)
  • Francisco de Miranda (in service)
  • Los Sauces
  • El Viñedo
  • Majay
  • Guaparo

Line 3 stations

  • Paramacay
  • La Granja
  • Caprenco
  • Tarapio
  • La Campiña
  • Simón Bolívar

Line 4 stations

  • La Florida
  • La Guacamaya
  • Cementerio
  • Hospital
  • Aranzazu
  • Lara (in service)
  • Lara II
  • Branger
  • Uslar
  • Estadio
  • Henry Ford
  • Bomberos

Fares and tickets

Standard ticket costs 4,00 BsF.
The elderly and disabled ride free.

Metro Valencia hours and frequency

Although the trains should run every four minutes, the actual frequency is 10 minutes during rush hour and 20 minutes normal schedule.

The metro runs from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 pm

Accessibility

Stations can be accessed via the fixed stations and escalators. There you can purchase your Fichas and Tarjetas Recargables. From here you access the platforms. Not really accessible ready stations.