daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old January 24th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #41
silicon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: valencia
Posts: 3,483
Likes (Received): 518

pics, pics pics ,,,, i wanna see new pics ,, cmon ,, go across the system ,, record videos , take pictures , ,
__________________
Frases venezolanas , que nos han desgraciado la existencia

"pero bueno vale,para que amargarse"
"pero bueee, que se va a hacer?"
"pero buee, pa`lante es pa alla"
"al mal tiempo buena cara"
------------------------------------------------------------
silicon no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old January 24th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #42
david!bsb
David Rodrigues
 
david!bsb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Brasília
Posts: 2,543
Likes (Received): 108

first, sorry for my bad english..I tried to get the best way to explain the subway system of brasilia!,! Enjoy! Hope you all like it!

Brasília Subway (Metro DF)

Stations: 21
Stations Under Construction: 2 (102 Sul and 112 Sul)
Number of Lines: 2 Green Line and Orange Line
Length: 42 Km

This system is formed by the Green Line and Orange. Both lines begin at the Central and travel parallel to the aguas claras station. The Orange Line goes to the south, to the Green Line Terminal Samambaia and follows to Ceilândia. the subway goes subsoil in the strech between the central station to the final station of "asa sul station", other parts are basically the surface. Subways in the DF-speed communications are up to 80 km / h. The size of the track is 1,600 mm and the feeding of trains is made by a third rail. Their stations are equipped with fixed stairs, escalators and lifts.



Central Station - -





























Galeria Station - -



















108 Sul Station - -















114 Sul Station - -

















Asa Sul Station - -









...

Last edited by david!bsb; January 25th, 2009 at 12:03 AM.
david!bsb no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #43
don_quito
Eu mesmo!
 
don_quito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Brasília
Posts: 3,938
Likes (Received): 271

Awesome david!
good job!
the 108 south station is the best of all!
__________________
Para ter acesso aos meus treads clique AQUI
don_quito no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 25th, 2009, 07:23 AM   #44
Jayayess1190
Registered User
 
Jayayess1190's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,325
Likes (Received): 45

I don't like the interior of the trains, not enough seats, and the walls are bare.
__________________
My Flickr Photo gallery, Visit and comment! or see 4 years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Jayayess1190 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2009, 05:56 AM   #45
atmBrasil
Back to the Jungle
 
atmBrasil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brasília
Posts: 124
Likes (Received): 2

108 South Station

Both Orange and Green lines go onto this station.



__________________
ATMBrasil&Mexico
atmBrasil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2009, 06:04 AM   #46
atmBrasil
Back to the Jungle
 
atmBrasil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brasília
Posts: 124
Likes (Received): 2

Thanks a lot David for your pics and the very sophisticated job you did with them!!!
__________________
ATMBrasil&Mexico
atmBrasil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2009, 11:42 PM   #47
Dugommier
Penisless
 
Dugommier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dans le métro
Posts: 4,596
Likes (Received): 374

Great pics guys!
I have many questions but I´ll ask only one:
The stations that still have not opened, are under construction?, or infrastructure already exists but while awaiting the opening?
__________________
🚈
Dugommier no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:23 AM   #48
serrot
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 65
Likes (Received): 0

For a city so well known for it's modern architecture i find the interior of the stations a big disappointment.
Plain and boring and the subway cars are sterile and void of color.
serrot no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2009, 03:24 PM   #49
Slartibartfas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vedunia
Posts: 11,595
Likes (Received): 5955

Quote:
Originally Posted by serrot View Post
For a city so well known for it's modern architecture i find the interior of the stations a big disappointment.
Plain and boring and the subway cars are sterile and void of color.
But doesn't the interior resemble the same sterile and lack of colour that also the exterior of the city shows. I mean even the icons of the city, while being truly iconic look nonetheless sterile and very grey.
__________________
"Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a Titanic success of it.”
Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, UK
Slartibartfas no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 4th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #50
atmBrasil
Back to the Jungle
 
atmBrasil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brasília
Posts: 124
Likes (Received): 2

Some of the stations are still underconstruction, and others are already done but not working yet. The Brasilia gov has been doing some changes in the Public Transit and it includes the transfer bus-metro-bus, using magnetic cards. It has already started in some stations and soon all the stations will be covered with this new system. The stations that are already built really need this integration to work full-capacity due to geographical reasons, as Brasilia is a planned city and its density is very scarse.
__________________
ATMBrasil&Mexico
atmBrasil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #51
sekelsenmat
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,139
Likes (Received): 50

About the questions about the stations, for an updated list of which station are working or not see here:

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metr%C3..._-_Linha_Verde

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metr%C3..._Linha_Laranja

Em obras = under construction
Em estudo = Still needs to be projected and then built

Note that there are 5 stations which started working in 2008, and the map posted in this thread isn't updated.

The amount of stations under construction is a clever strategy in my oppinion to have the metro working in the smallest amount of time and then after that start completing the missing stations, so it's already benefiting the users even while still not finished.

The bare look of the trains and stations are necessary to make the project as cheap as possible. I mean, really, should you build 1 really beaultiful station or 2 bare-looking stations which benefit twice as much people?

European countries built such beaultiful stations because they are swimming in money, while most of the world isn't.
sekelsenmat no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #52
atmBrasil
Back to the Jungle
 
atmBrasil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brasília
Posts: 124
Likes (Received): 2

Light Rail construction is to start in April/09, said the Brasiia Governement at the Community reunion this week.
And the extension of green and orange lines to the North Wing is also a priority.
The Light rail line is in purple, and it starts at JK airport Terminal 1 and goes all the way to South W3 and ongoes the avenue to the end of North W3. It connects to the Green and Orange lines at Asa sul Station, and after the whole project is done, at Asa Norte Station.





__________________
ATMBrasil&Mexico

Last edited by atmBrasil; February 13th, 2009 at 01:35 AM.
atmBrasil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #53
atmBrasil
Back to the Jungle
 
atmBrasil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brasília
Posts: 124
Likes (Received): 2

Another lightrail line is also projected. It goes onto the Monumental aisle, from Three Powers square to the JK Memorial, crossing the other lines and going up to the West.
__________________
ATMBrasil&Mexico
atmBrasil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2009, 01:33 AM   #54
atmBrasil
Back to the Jungle
 
atmBrasil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brasília
Posts: 124
Likes (Received): 2

any comments
__________________
ATMBrasil&Mexico
atmBrasil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2009, 07:24 AM   #55
spongeg
Registered User
 
spongeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Coquitlam/Rainbow Lake
Posts: 8,029
Likes (Received): 1730

neat
spongeg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2009, 04:05 AM   #56
spongeg
Registered User
 
spongeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Coquitlam/Rainbow Lake
Posts: 8,029
Likes (Received): 1730

found on Flickr

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
spongeg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #57
Yappofloyd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bangkok & Melbourne
Posts: 971
Likes (Received): 49

Quote:
Originally Posted by atmBrasil View Post
Light Rail construction is to start in April/09, said the Brasiia Governement at the Community reunion this week.
And the extension of green and orange lines to the North Wing is also a priority.
The Light rail line is in purple, and it starts at JK airport Terminal 1 and goes all the way to South W3 and ongoes the avenue to the end of North W3. It connects to the Green and Orange lines at Asa sul Station, and after the whole project is done, at Asa Norte Station.
Has the construction of the Light Rail commenced yet?

Good to see that 112 Sul & 102 Sul stations finally opened in the last 2 months.
Yappofloyd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2009, 03:08 AM   #58
sekelsenmat
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,139
Likes (Received): 50

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yappofloyd View Post
Has the construction of the Light Rail commenced yet?
No, the governor said that the international crisis has hit the state finances. It's still planned, but I don't know when they will start building.
sekelsenmat no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #59
mopc
Registered User
 
mopc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Santos Sao Paulo
Posts: 17,227
Likes (Received): 11945

Brasília Light Metro [U/C]

Brasília (DF) - Light Rail ("VLT" or "Metrô Leve")



Brasília's Population: 2,6 million (Brazil's 5th Largest City)


(from wikipedia)

Brazil's Capital City Brasília, will celebrate 50 years of its existence opening a fully new modern Light Rail system in 2010 (called VLT or Metrô Leve in Portuguese), and construction started in late 2009. It will be Brazil's first (some other four Brazilian cities are in advanced planning stages for their own "VLT" system).

Brasília already has a Y-shaped, partially underground metro system, opened in 2002 and also undergoing expansion:


The already-existing Brasília Full Metro System

Light Metro (VLT) INFO

Renders:





Brasília Metro System Map

Key:

Light Metro Line 1 in purple
Light Metro Line 2 in dark green (transversal)
Y-shaped Full Metro is shown in thicker, green and orange lines
The planned North Wing extension of the Full Metro in light green (stations C. Norte to 115 Norte)



The part to be completed in 2010, however, includes only the section from the Center to Terminal Asa Sul, showin in red below:



The section to Kubitschek International Airport will be next (2011)

Line 1

Section 1: Airport - Terminal South Wing - 6.5 km
Section 2: Terminal South Wing - 502 North (priority) - 8.7 kilometers
Section 3: 502 - North Wing North Terminal - 7.4 kilometers

Line 2

Monumental Axis

Overview

Speed: 70km / h
Cruising speed: 30km / h
Capacity (per vehicle): 570 passengers
Total daily capacity: 120 thousand passengers (current full metro ridership: 150,000/day)
Waiting time at stations: three to four minutes
Planned stops/stations: every two blocks
Fare: the same as the bus system
Impact on traffic: 30% fewer cars on the road W3 South (one of Brasília's most congested thoroughfares)




Construction has already started, the end of the construction of the section 2 (Terminal South Wing - 502 North) forecast for August 2010

Light Rail Tram/ Light Metro (builder: Alstom)


In the year 2010 the first stage of the new transport system in Brasilia will be completed. The Light Metro, or VLT, as it is called, will depart from Terminal South Wing and will cut through South W3, reaching the 502 North Ave. This is one of the three sections planned for line 1 of the project that includes a set of measures developed by the Federal District Government to revitalize the W3 Avenue.

The complete path will connect the Kubitschek International Airport Terminal North Wing and should be ready in 2014, the year the World Cup. The construction of the first phase began in late 2009 under the management of the Metropolitan Transportation Company of the Federal District.

Clean Energy

The light railway uses electric energy, which contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and noise. In most of the line, the electricity will come from poles and wires along the track. In the area between 502 South and 502 North, the energy will be collected through the rails, as required by the Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (Iphan).

Reduction of car traffic

The route W3 South, one of the busiest of the city, has 60,000 passenger cars per day and 800 buses. About 150 bus routes run through the W3 South. Metro Light will carry between 15 and 18 thousand passengers per hour in both directions.

Other images:

FANSTASTIC 3-D COMPUTER-GENERATED ANIMATION of the first Light Metro Line and it's urban surroundings, quite realistic, must watch, showing some of the system's many underground passages:




From newspaper


Construction started 2009:


Construction of underground passage:



For more info visit the Official thread in the Brazilian forum:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=953622

I don't know much more about the city and its metro since I have never been to Brasília and the city is quite crazy with its "superquares", "axes", "sectors" and "vectors" and avenues named WZ45 West or EFG-35 etc. so I only know what's in the forums.

THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING AND ASKING QUESTIONS
mopc no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #60
Eurotram
Eurotram
 
Eurotram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Trójmiasto
Posts: 13,727
Likes (Received): 2957

OMG,light metro? Some people really have some kind of allergy to trams (or rather to the word "tram")... because on european rail-info websites that news was given simply: there will be a first modern tram system in Brasil;and shown above vehicle is a well known Citadis tram,with new front walls
I hope that some other cities in this country will follow Brasilia and give Alstom Brasil (or not only... ) contracts not only for subway units

Last edited by Eurotram; December 30th, 2009 at 10:05 PM.
Eurotram no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
brasilia, buses, light rail, metro, transport

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium