HISTORY OF THE Sao Paulo METRO
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The São Paulo Metro (Portuguese: Metrô de São Paulo, [meˈtɾo dʒi sɐ̃w ˈpawlu]), commonly called the Metrô ([meˈtɾo]) is one of the urban railways that serves the city of São Paulo, alongside the São Paulo Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM), forming the largest metropolitan rail transport network of Latin America. The six lines in the metro system operate on 104.4 kilometres (64.9 mi) of route, serving 91 stations. The metro system carries about 5,300,000 passengers a day.
Metro itself is far from covering the entire urban area in the city of São Paulo and only runs within the city limits. However, it is complemented by a network of metropolitan trains operated by CPTM and Via Mobilidade, which serve the São Paulo and the São Paulo Metropolitan Region. The two systems combined form a 380 km (240 mi) long network. The metropolitan trains differs from Metro because it also serves other municipalities around São Paulo with larger average distance between stations and freight trains operating in some lines (except for the Line 9, which has almost no differences to the Metro lines).
Considered the most modern in Latin America, the system is the first to install platform screen doors at a station, and use communications-based train control with lines 4 and 15 being fully automated. Line 15, is a monorail line that partially opened for service in 2014 and is the first high capacity monorail line of Latin America. The São Paulo Metro and CPTM both operate as State-owned companies, and have received awards in the recent past as one of the cleanest systems in the world by ISO9001. The São Paulo Metro was voted Best Metro Americas at the MetroRail 2010 industry conference and it was chosen as one of the best metro systems of the world by Business Insider, being the only system in Latin America to make the list.
The Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (Metrô) was founded on April 24, 1968. Eight months later, work on north–south line was initiated. In 1972, the first test train trip occurred between Jabaquara and Saúde stations.
Sao Paulo is the capital of the state of the same name in Brazil and the largest city of the South American mainland with a population of over 11 million people. The subway in Sao Paulo was opened on September 14, 1974. The system includes 6 lines with a total length of 78.3 km, as well as 68 stations.
With some 9.8 million inhabitants (16 million in the metropolitan area), São Paulo is the biggest city in Brazil.
São Paulo's is among the younger metros in the world and it's considered one of the most modern although today's extension does not cover all areas of this populous city. The proper metro network (Lines 1-5, 83 km) is complemented by a monorail line (line 15) and a 260 km suburban network operated by CPTM and ViaMobilidade (Lines 7-12).
MONORAIL VILA PRUDENT A São Paulo Monorail is open between Vila Prudente and Oratório. It is great to ride on these new Bombardier INNOVIA Monorail 300 train!