Brasília Metro

By | May 14, 2016
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Brasília Metro Map Information

Officially opened in March 2001, the Brasilia Metro is a rapid transit system serving the region of Brasilia, Brazil. Currently it runs 2 lines, serving 24 stations with 5 new stations planned for construction. The metro system is operated by the Companhia do Metropolitano do Distrito Federal (Metrô-DF), and runs along a length of 42.4 km. Despite having an annual ridership of 51 million (2013), the metro system is not a very popular means of transport in the region. Part of the reason being, the great distances between two stations along with the fact that it covers only a part of the metropolitan area of Brasilia. However, the administrative region of Aguas Claras, is definitely benefiting from the Brasilia Metro network.

Brasília Metro Map

Map of Brasília Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the Map to Enlarge it or download Brasília Metro Map in PDF

Brasília Metro Timings & Frequency

The metro service functions between 6:00-23:30, from Monday-Saturday. On Sunday’s and other holidays, the trains function between 7:00-19:00. The frequency of the trains also varies according to the day, time and season. The lowest time interval between two trains being approximately 3 minutes and 30 seconds, with the greatest time interval being approximately 22 minutes and 30 seconds.

For more information on the how the frequency of the trains vary, you can visit the official website at: http://www.metro.df.gov.br/horario-de-funcionamento-2/

Brasilia Metro Lines

The metro system operates over 2 lines, serving 24 stations. There are plans to construct 5 new stations along these same lines. The lines span over 42.4 km in length and are represented by specific colours.

Line Terminals
Green Central ↔ Ceilândia
Orange Central ↔ Samambaia

Brasília Metro Fares

The metro charges a flat rate of R $ 4.00, on all days. Apart from the tickets, there are various types of cards available to the public. The Cartao Unitario or the Unit card, allows for only one travel credit that is valid for upto 150 days. The Cartao Flex or the Flex card, allows one to recharge credit until a period of 150 days. With the flex card, each access is given a 5% discount, costing R $3.80, instead of R $ 4.00. The Cartao Multiplo or the Multiple card, allows for the inclusion of credit over the internet. This card provides safety in case the card is lost, as the data is stored in a system instead of a card and hence the card can be recovered in case it is lost.

The metro service can be availed for free by students with the help of the Student Card. This is a new service, which began operations only a couple of months ago.

The employees of a company can also benefit by using the Cartao Vale-Transportation card.

People with eligible disabilities, over the age of 65 and children under the age of 5, can make use of the metro service for no cost.

For more information on fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at:http://www.metro.df.gov.br/cartoes-2/

Brasília Metro Rules and Tips

Smoking is prohibited in the subway. Women and people with disabilities have the first car after the cockpit exclusively reserved for them. For safety measures, it is advisable to cross the yellow line only and only when boarding the train. It is requested to refrain from littering as cleanliness is very important to the management. One important thing to remember is that the elevators are for the exclusive use for special needs.


For more information on the rules and tips to be observed while using the metro, you can visit the official website at: http://www.metro.df.gov.br/guia-do-usuario/

Brasilia Metro Services

The Brasilia Metro offers certain special services like, Wi-fi, Lost and Found and Special Care services. The Wi-fi facility is free and has a speed of 1mbps. The range is approximately 40 meters, which more or less covers the length of the platforms.

The Lost and Found service of the network, offers storage validity for 180 days. Any object or document lost on the metro network, can be claimed here.

For more information on these special services, you can visit the official website at: http://www.metro.df.gov.br/gratuidade/#

Brasília Metro Pictures

Brasília Metro Resources

 


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