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Old August 17th, 2008, 02:11 AM   #81
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added few informations about headway and travel time
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Old August 20th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #82
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São Paulo Metro - Line 3

Also visit: Line 1

São Paulo Metro - Line 3





History:
The second line of São Paulo metro, had its first section operating in 1979, from Sé to Brás, without Pedro II.
The stations were inaugurated as the line expanded slowly to west and east.
In December of 1988, almost 10 years later, the line was complete, From Barra Funda, in the west-central area, to Itaquera, in the east, where a huge parcel of the population lives (since the beginning the line was aways overcrowded)

Its construction used the areas in side of the metropolitan trains lines, so it was pretty easy.

In 1993 the line's name was changed from East-West Line to Line 3 - Red (although it was the second line built)



Information:
  • Length: 22 km
  • Stations: 18
  • Fleet: 47 six-car trains
  • Daily passengers: 967.117
  • Headway:
    • Peak: 101 s
    • Offpeak: 143 s
    • Max: 286 s
  • Round trip time: 63 minutes


Here are some pictures of the stations, in west to east order:



Barra Funda Station

Opening: 12/17/1988

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over lateral and central platforms, with metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons, as well as to the Latin-American Memorial is available. The transfer to the metropolitan train (CPTM), the urban and inter-city bus terminals, as well as a car parking area is provided.

Barra Funda Multimodal Terminal


Turnstiles


Transfer to CPTM


Stairs to platforms


Boarding platform


??? platform








Marechal Deodoro Station

Opening: 12/17/1988

Characteristics:
Underground station with distribution mezzanine and lateral platforms, with fair faced concrete structure and openings for natural lighting. An access for physically disabled persons is available.

In this station, the tracks are overlayed, each platform is at a different level.

First level: mezzanine and turnstiles


Second level: Barra funda destination








Third level: Itaquera destination








Santa Cecília Station

Opening: 12/10/1983

Characteristics:
Underground station with distribution mezzanine and lateral platforms, with fair faced concrete structure and openings for natural lighting. An access for physically disabled persons is available.

Mezzanine and turnstiles


Tracks


Stairs


Platforms











República Station

Opening: 04/24/1982

Characteristics:
Underground station with two distribution levels and lateral and central platforms, with fair faced concrete structure. An access for physically disabled persons is available. In future a transfer to Line 4-Yellow will be provided.

When the station was built, they built another station together, to the future line 4. This part of the station was sealed for many years, and when the line 4 finaly started to be built, the "almost ready" station had to be almost totally rebuild, because of major changes in the project of line 4.

This station is ona of the most deep in São Paulo. There are 4 levels before you can reach the platform

Entry in the Republica Square


In Arouche Street


A famous building in São Paulo - Terraço Itália (right)


Turnstiles


Construction of line 4, these wood hedges are all over the station


Finally, after 4 levels, the platform


Barra Funda destination








Anhangabaú Station

Opening: 11/26/1983

Characteristics:
Underground station with two distribution mezzanines, located above both the extremities of the central platform, fair faced concrete structure and openings for natural lighting. An access for physically disabled persons is provided.

Entry and turnstiles





Stairs


Platform





Barra Funda destination


Itaquera destination





Sé Station

Characteristics:
Underground station connecting Line 1 with Line 3. It consists of two overlaying levels with two lateral platforms and one central platform (one set per line), with openings for natural lighting. The main entrance is incorporated into the square at sidewalk level.

It's the biggest station in the entire system, at least 1 million people pass by this station per day.


Main access, in Sé Square. In the back is the Sé Cathedral


A lot of turnstiles


The three levels of the station


The lower level is line 1 - Blue


The middle level is line 3 - red





Line 1 level





Elevator


Line 1 train approaching





Pedro II Station

Opening: 08/23/1980

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution hall on street level, with elevated lateral platforms, fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons is provided.

In the time of the construction, two underground platforms were built, for the future line yellow (southeast-southwest, actual line 4). Unfortunately, because of major changes in the project, this line will never pass in this station, and the platforms will still be useless.

Turnstiles


Right below this level are the abandoned platforms


Stairs to platforms


Platforms





Bus station, connected with que Metro station


Train in the elevated section





Brás Station

Opening: 03/10/1979

Characteristics:
Elevated station with lateral and central platforms, fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons as well as connection with metropolitan trains (CPTM) is available.

The Metrô station is a little far from CPTM platforms, at least 6 minutes walking from Metro to CPTM, and vice-versa.

Metro turnstiles


Mezzanine





Platforms





CPTM Station seen from the Metro Station


Transfer hallway


CPTM platforms







Bresser Station

Opening: 08/23/1980

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and prefabricated concrete roofing. An access for disabled persons is provided.

In 2006, the name was changed to "Bresser-Mooca", in honor to the Moóca historical district.

Turnstiles


Mezzanine


Stairs to platforms


Central platform








CPTM traisn runs in tracks in the side of the sation




Belém Station

Opening: 09/05/1981

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and prefabricated concrete roofing. An access for physically disabled persons as well as connection with the urban bus terminal and to the parking area is available.

Bus terminal (north side)


Station entry


Trains Parking


Turnstiles


Platform seen from mezzanine










Tatuapé Station

Opening: 11/05/1981

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons is provided, as well as the connection to the shopping center, the metropolitan train (CPTM), and the urban bus terminal.

This is a big station, serving line 3 and 2 CPTM lines (11 and 12). But the transfer is paid. It also connects with two important shoppings of East Region: "Shopping Metro Tatuapé" and "Shopping Metro Boulevard Tatuapé", each one in one side of the line

Metro turnstiles


Mezzanine








Metro Platforms





CPTM platforms: in the front, line 11(orange); in the back, line 12(violet)





Carrão Station

Opening: 05/31/1986

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons as well as connection with the urban bus terminal is available.

Turnstiles


Mezzanine


Platform seen from mezzanine





Bus terminal (south side)





Station access, over Radial Leste Av.





Penha Station

Opening: 05/31/1986

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons as well as a connection with the urban bus terminal is available.

Although the station is in surface, one of the entries is undergroud, because of a huge terrain cut made for the former railway (actual line 11)

Turnstiles


Mezzanine


Platfom


Barra Funda destination











Vila Matilde Station

Opening: 08/27/1988

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons as well as connection with the urban bus terminal is provided.

Station seen from street





Station entry


Turnstiles


Mezzanine


Platform seen from mezzanine (Barra Funda Destination)














Guilhermina-Esperança Station

Opening: 08/27/1988

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons is available.
Conection to urban bus terminal available.

Station entry


Turnstiles




















Patriarca Station

Opening: 09/17/1988

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons as well as connection with the urban bus terminal is available.

Station exterior


Bus Terminal


Acces tunnel




















Artur Alvim Station

Opening: 09/17/1988

Characteristics:
Surface station with distribution mezzanine over the central platform, with fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing. An access for physically disabled persons as well as connection with the urban bus terminal is available.
















In the back, ther is a deactiveted station, from line 11.
This station was closed to create an express train service.








Itaquera Station

Opening: 10/01/1988

Characteristics:
Elevated station with two central platforms at the floor with the distribution hall and the turnstiles. Fair faced concrete structure and metallic truss roofing.
An access for physically disabled persons is provided, as well as a connection with metropolitan trains (CPTM) and the urban bus terminal.
Also available is the "Poupatempo" Service (public services as document emission) and an access to the parking area.

Station entry





Bus terminal


Inside the station. On the left: CPTM platforms. On the riright: Metro platforms


Mezzanine


Stairs to platforms


Metro platform





CPTM platform








Itaquera Yard, where line 3 trains park an go to maintenance
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Old August 21st, 2008, 02:13 AM   #83
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:43 PM   #84
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Excellent thread, Lipe, congratulations!
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Great thread! I recently went to sao paulo and got to use this metro (Republica and Sé) I must say Sé station is crazy! alot of people go there and transfer are insane, loved it.
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Yes, Sé is really crazy, even when trains appear in 30 seconds it still crowded

here is a video of Sé Station, boarding platforms to Itaquera at night rush

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Feio feio que doi são as paredes e tetos de concreto cru! Hoje e dia pelo mundo são cobertas com materias mais dinamicos!

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For eye candy stations, wait for the new stations of lines 2 and 4 to be completed in 2009/2010.
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Very awsome!!! Sao Paulo amazes me everyday.
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really cool stations. I was viewing São Paulo in Google Earth and checking out the rail lines. Planning on visiting it someday.
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CPTM - Metropolitan railway of São Paulo (Brazil)

CPTM (Portuguese: Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos, Paulista Company of Metropolitan Train) is a regional rail company created in 1992 to operated the suburban rail system in greater São Paulo.

With approximately 2 million passengers per day, CPTM has 93 stations on its network of 261.9 km (162.7 mi) and six lines (beginning at 7, because lines 1 to 6 belongs to metro), and operates from 4:00 am to 12:00 am from Sunday do Fridays, and from 4:00 am to 1:00 am on Saturdays. There are six connections with metro system, which four of them are free.

From the dark beginning, inheriting lines where trains used to run with opened doors and passengers surfing on the top of them, the whole system are being converted to full metro standard, which includes new and refurbished trains and stations, new workshops, signaling and power supply system. In some lines, demand has grown up to 400% in 10 years, depending on the line.

Its lines were built in the 19th century. Lines 7 and 10 were a part of São Paulo Railway Co. (SPR), also called “The British” due the fact of being constructed in 1867 and operated by a British Consortium until 1946. After that, SPR was owned by federal government, and change its name to Estrada de Ferro Santos – Jundiaí (EFSJ, Santos to Jundiaí Railroad). It was the first railway built in São Paulo state.

Lines 11 and 12 were a section of Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil (EFCB, Brazil’s Central Railroad), which was on of the most important railroad, connecting the three most relevant states of the country. Both EFCB and EFSJ, with another 18 federal owned railways, were joined in 1957, creating the Rede Ferroviária Federal S.A. (Federal Railway Network), with more than 20,000 km. Line 11 is a part of São Paulo’s branch, built in 1875, and line 12, a part of Poá’s branch, opened in 1933

Lines 8 and 9 belonged to Estrada de Ferro Sorocabana (EFS, Sorocabana Railroad). The line 9’s section is also called Jurubatuba’s branch, and was built in 1957 to connect Sorocabana’s main line to Sorocabana’s Mayrink-Santos line in a shorter way, through São Paulo and running along Pinheiros river. Line 8 is the main section, which begins at Júlio Prestes station, until today the first station of the line, opened in 1875 too. In 1971, with other 4 state-owned railways, EFS became a part of Ferrovia Paulista S.A. (FEPASA, Paulista Railway), which began works of modernization in 1975, and elevated service quality. FEPASA was the first of these three operators to use the term “Metropolitan Trains” for its suburban rail system. It included the acquisition of 150 EMU of three cars, which could operate with six or twelve-car-train sets. 100 EMU were built by CCTU (Consórcio Construtor de Trens Unidade, Multiple Units Constructor Consortium), and are also called “The French” (due to its origin, France) or “Fepasão” (Portuguese for “Big Fepasa”, due to its formation and length, twelve cars and approximately 235 m (770 ft)). The Consortium were formed by Cobrasma, MTE, Francorail, Brown Boveri and Traction Cen Oerlikon. The other 50 EMU were built by Eletrocarro Consortium (Budd, Mafersa, Villares, Sorefame and ACEC). But 40 units were transferred to RFFSA lines as a payment (I’m not completely sure). When CPTM assumed Fepasa’s operation, in 1996, the other 10 units were transferred to lines 11 and 12.


Map (with metro lines)


Datasheet
Lines: 6 (7-12) + 2 under project (13 and 14)
Stations: 93
Lenght: 261.9 km (163 mi)
Fleet: 352 EMU (1089 cars), of 2, 3 and 4 cars

Power Supply: Catenary/3,000 Vdc
Gauge: 1,600 mm (whole network except section of 6.4 km between Itapevi and Amador Bueno), 1,000 mm (only section of 35.4 km between Lapa and Amador Bueno); dual gauge (1,600 mm/1,000 mm) between Itapevi and Lapa.

Lines


Fleet (D = Driver car; T = Trailer car; M = Motor car)
Series 1700, 2000, 2070 (2000 II), 3000, 5500 and 5550 (5550 II)


Series 1100, 1400, 1600, 2100, 4400, 4800 and 5000








Series 1700 arriving at Piqueri station, line 7


Series 1700 arriving at Jaraguá station, line 7


Series 2000 at Brás station, line 11


Series 4400 arriving at Brás station, line 12


Series 5000 at Imperatriz Leopoldina station, line 8


Series 1100 departing from Jaraguá station, line 7


Series 3000 arriving at Presidente Altino station, line 9


Series 5000 running on line 8


Series 3000 arriving at Santo Amaro station, line 9


Series 2100 at Luz station, line 10


Series 1400 at Lapa Yard


Series 2100 runnning on line 10



Series 2070 at Presidente Altino Yard


Series 1700 at Luz station, line 7


Three trains (Series 2070) at Grajaú, line 9 (you can see a piece of one at photo's bottom)


Series 5550 at Comendador Ermelino station, line 12
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Series 2000 arriving at José Bonifácio station, line 11


Luz station, lines 7, 10 and 11 (also 8 and 14 in the future)


Brás station, lines 10, 11 and 12 (also 13 in the future)


Series 2000 and 1700 at Luz station, lines 11 and 7


Series 1100 and 1700 at Luz station, line 10 (both)


Series 2000 at Luz station, line 11


Series 2000, 1700 and 2100 at Luz station, lines 11, 7 and 10


Series 2100 at Rio Grande da Serra station, line 10



Series 2100 at Autódromo station, line 9


Main access and hall, Luz station



Subterraneous hall, Luz station


More information:
Official site (In portuguese): http://www.cptm.sp.gov.br
Brazilian Thread at SkyscraperCity: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=446150
Railway electrification in Brazil (In portuguese): http://www.tsfr.org/~efbrazil/electrobras.html
TGVBR (Forum, in portuguese): http://www.tgvbr.seuhost.net/phpBB3/index.php
TGVBR (CPTM Page): http://www.tgvbr.seuhost.net/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=26
TGVBR (Station index): http://www.tgvbr.seuhost.net/phpBB3/...php?f=26&t=270
TGVBR (Rolling Stock index): http://www.tgvbr.seuhost.net/phpBB3/...php?f=26&t=863
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Sao Paulo's Hydrogen-Powered Bus

Sao Paulo hails hydrogen-powered bus
1 July 2009
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Sao Paulo on Wednesday unveiled plans to introduce Latin America's first hydrogen-powered bus, which from August will plough the city's thronged streets, spewing water vapor instead of carbon dioxide.

The first prototype is scheduled to enter service next month, with trials expected to end in 2011.

"Brazil is one of five countries in the world that have mastered this technology and that has developed a hydrogen-powered bus," Sao Paulo's governor Jose Serra said presenting the plan.

As part of the trial three more hydrogen buses will be built as well as a hydrogen production facility.

The vehicles will be able to travel 300 kilometers (186 miles) on 45 kilograms (99 pounds) of hydrogen stored in the bus's nine tanks, and 40 kilometers (24 miles) more using battery power.

At the beginning of 2008 Sao Paulo, with 11 million inhabitants, had six million vehicles.
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São Paulo Metro, Three Centuries of Evolution

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL


POPULATION: 11 million (18 million metropolitan area)
METRO SYSTEM: 331 km (CPTM = 260 km + CMSP = 61 km)
DAILY RIDERSHIP: circa 5,200,000 passengers (as of late 2009)
NUMBER OF STATIONS: 151 (15 under construction, over 50 planned)
OFFICIAL WEBSITES: http://www.metro.sp.gov.br/ (Metro Company) http://www.cptm.sp.gov.br/ (CPTM)




Metro and CPTM logos

Consolação Station, 1991, line 2


New Line 2 train, made in Brazil

I'm opening this thread on the São Paulo metro system as there hasn't been any for a while in this section and there has been a lot of developments in the system, especially when it comes to current construction and future plans.

As you might know, São Paulo is Brazil's largest city with some 11 million inhabitants. Its first metro line opened in 1974 (line 1) and then lines 3 (1978) and line 2 (1991), but by then Brazil's financial crises stopped metro construction and the city's complementary, much older suburban rail system (now under CPTM) was in a state of chaos and abandonment.

By the late 90's Brazil's situation improved and the first actions to be taken to solve São Paulo's mass transit problems were to upgrade the CPTM system, which by 1995 transported some 500,000 passangers a day, but now transports over 2,000,000.

New trains were bought, replacing the old ones, which were refurbished, increasing supply of trains:


New Alstom train for CPTM line 9 (made in Brazil), about 100 new trains are coming!

Now the city's, the state's and the nation's situation improved so many projects were revived and new projects were created.

Currently three lines are under construction/extension:

Line 4 is completely new and will open partially in 2010, with 6 stations and the remaining 5 stations by 2012.

Line 2 is being extended eastward and three new stations will open in 2010 (one maybe still this year)

Line 5 is being extended northward and 10 new stations will be added, greatly improving this now still isolated line.

As you can see from today's (2009) map:



Line five is only connected to line 9 and kind of form a "second metro system" almost separated from the rest (the gray lines in this map are metro too).

Line 4 will greatly improve this as it will connect line 9 to the central part of the system, drastically improving mobility in the city.

The expansion of line 2 to the east will also create a new connection at Tamanduateí, with CPTM line 10, also vastly enriching travel possibilities and undoing the system's current bottleneck at its central sections.

Planned extensions for 2017 (I would be happy enough if half of that is actually built by that year )

Click here for a full view of this map.

The system today transports over 5 million passengers a day (Metro Company: 3 million, CPTM: 2 million) but since many only consider the Metro Company as actual metro, São Paulo is usually ranked lower in international comparisons. The truth is both systems operate full metros, with headways below 10 minutes and fully segregated tracks, aside from complete tariff integration (no pay to go from one system to the other).

São Paulo's metro operates at a flat rate of around 1.30 USD per trip regardless of length, time of day, day of week or number of transfers. An electronic rechargeable metro card is the most used physical ticket in the system (called Bilhete Único). There is a small discount for frequency.



The current under-construction expansions are expected to increase ridership to almost 6 million by late 2010 and will add yet another 3 million by 2017, resulting in a daily week-day ridership of 9 million passengers a day, rivalling giants such as Tokyo and Moscow (and Beijing and Shanghai in the near future).

The expansions include three monorail lines, which if materialized would endow Sao Paulo with the world's largest monorail system.


One of Sao Paulo's planned monorail stations.


The end of tunneling work for line 4 in October 2009 - first stations scheduled to open by March 2010.


The new train (Rotem) for line 4. Driverless.


Line 4 will feature screen platform doors. It will be among the most modern metro lines in the world.

Here is the PDF with the september 2009 constriction update pictures for line 4 for the more engineering-inclined:http://www.metro.sp.gov.br/expansao/...etembro_09.pdf

Video on the extension of line 5, which started this year (sorry Portuguese only, institutional government video)


Render of a future line 5 station:










More pics to showcase the incredible diversity of a system built over the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries:


Caieiras Station, 1883 (built, obviously, as a regular station not metro, now serving CPTM line 7)


Luz Station, 1901 (lines 7, 8, 11, 10, 1 and 4) - will become the busiest in the system by 2011, of course there is a huge underground section, this is just the old British-built building from the Victorian age, now housing the Museum of the Portuguese Language.


Former Roosevelt station (1870, now part of Bras station)


Line 5 - Capao Redondo Station (2002)


Vila Mariana station (1974) entrance - typical line 1 station from the mid seventies, all stations to the south of it are almost identical, the first batch of São Paulo metro stations.



Liberdade Station (Asian Quarter) also from late 70's (line 1)


Liberdade Station (1975)



Santo Amaro Station (2002) - Line 5 - The station itself is a cable-stayed bridge over a river.


Another pic of the "bridge-station".


Train at Hebraica Rebouças Station, line 9 (CPTM, 2000). This line for the most part follows the Pinheiros river and is entirely at grade, totalling 34 km and 18 stations. Like all CPTM lines, it was formerly a regular railroad line for general purposes but has now been converted for metro-only uses. It transports only some 200,000 passengers a day because it still needs line 4 to connect it to the central part of the system. Ridership will rise to at least 600,000 a day by late 2010. New trains have been bought.


The cool and cozy interior of a typical new line 9 station, all built in 2000. Line 9 existed since the 70's as a partial metro line but few stations existed. The old stations are being modernized.


Vila Olimpia station, line 9 - exterior of a typical new line 9 station with bridge over Riverside Highway.


The "old" section of Santo Amaro station, serving line 9, which dates from 1982. It's a unique station, no other is even remotely similar to it. It was connected to the modern Santo Amaro station in 2002 when line 5 was built above it.


Line 10 Train near Bras station.


Line 10 Train at Dom Bosco station (2000) at the far east of the city.


Sé (central) Station - the busiest in the system, and it shows in this picture. Best avoided during rush hours.


Mogi Das Cruzes station, at the city of the same name just east of Sao Paulo with a crummy surviving VW Fusca (Beetle). The CPTM system, unlike the "Metro" system, reaches many neighboring cities.


Line 1 (northern extension)


Luz station CPTM (1901)


Julio Prestes Station, 1936 (line 8) - originally a long distance railroad station, now underused, main building houses the São Paulo Music Hall and Philharmonic Orchestra.


Tatuapé Station (1987), lines 3, 11 and 10, eastern part of town.


Alto do Ipiranga station (2006), foreshadowing the architecture of most of the city's future underground stations.


Brás Station (east of city center, lines 3, 10, 7, 11, 12), one of the largest physically, this picture only shows part of its CPTM section, to the left there is a huge elevated annex Metro station and two old-days railroad buildings to the right. The hole station is an amalgamation of several stations from different years.


View from the elevated part of Brás station


CPTM train (line 9) - new "red" livery (Alstom made in Brazil)





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