Belo Horizonte Metro Information
The metro service in Belo Horizonte is well known for an ignominious reason- it transports commuters from seemingly nothing to nowhere, owing to the fact that the network does not run close to any of the numerous places of interest, popular neighbourhoods and avenues around the city. The metro service has only 1 line presently, with 2 more planned to come up by 2018. With a track length of 28.1 km, the Belo Horizonte metro serves 19 stations. It is operated by the Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos.The metro system serves 88 million people annually.
Belo Horizonte Metro Timings, Frequency and Schedule
The Belo Horizonte metro system begins operations at 5:15 am in the morning and runs till 23:00 pm. During weekdays, the time interval between the trains ranges from 4-7 minutes during peak hours and 10-12 minutes during other times. On Saturday’s, the time interval between the trains range from 8-15 minutes. On Sunday’s and other holidays, the time interval between the trains is 14 minutes.
For information on the schedule of the trains, you can visit the official website at: http://www.metrobh.gov.br/cbtu/final/operacao/horarios/horarios.html
Belo Horizonte Metro Fares and Tickets
There are mainly three types of tickets available. A ticket that is valid for only one way on the train costs R $ 1.80. A round-about trip, costs R $ 3.60. A special offer can be availed with the purchase of a ticket for 9 trips, you get one trip free, this ticket costs R $ 16.20.
Elderly people, pregnant women and disabled people with special needs enjoy the privilege of skipping the queue to purchase tickets. People above the age of 65, have the right to travel for free.
For more information on the fares and tickets, you can visit the official website at: http://www.metrobh.gov.br/cbtu/final/operacao/bilhetes/bilhetesunitarioemultiplo.html
Belo Horizonte Metro Services
The metro system has a couple of special facilities for it’s customers. Apart from the lost and found facility, accidents and sudden illnesses along with certain special needs are also catered to by this metro network.
For more information on these services, you can visit the official website at: http://www.metrobh.gov.br/cbtu/final/servicos/perdidos/perdidos.html
Belo Horizonte Metro Lines
|Line||Terminals||Inauguration||Length (km)||Stations||Length of trip (min)||Operation Hours|
|1||Eldorado ↔ Vilarinho||1 August 1986||28.1||19||44 minutes||Daily, from 05:45 to 23:00|
|Line||Terminals||Inauguration||Length (km)||Stations||Length of trip (min)||Posture|
|2||Nova Suiça ↔ Barreiro||—||17.5||7||—||Planned|
|3||Lagoinha ↔ Savassi||—||12.5||5||—||Planned|
Belo Horizonte Metro Map
Map of Belo Horizonte Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Belo Horizonte Metro map in PDF.
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