Belo Horizonte Metro
|Native name||Metrô de Belo Horizonte|
|Locale||Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||19|
|Annual ridership||57.42 million|
|Began operation||1 August 1986|
|Number of vehicles||25|
|System length||28.1 km (17.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Electrification||3000 V DC overhead wires|
|Average speed||40 km/h (25 mph)|
|Top speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
Belo Horizonte Metro (Portuguese: Metrô de Belo Horizonte) is a metro system serving the city of Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The system has one 28.1-kilometre (17.5 mi) line which serves 19 stations. The Metro carried 57.42 million passengers in 2012, or approximately 157,300 passengers per day. The system is operated by Compania Brasiliera de Trens Urbanos (CBTU). Two more lines are planned.
The first section of the metro opened on 1 August 1986. At its opening, the Metro was 10.8 kilometres (6.7 mi) long and had six stations with three trains in operation. In 1987 the line was extended to Central station and two more trains were brought into use. The line was extended again several times in the mid-1990s, and finally once more in 2002 adding the last 5 of the current 19 stations.
Further trains were delivered in the 1990s, with the last being delivered in December 2001, bringing the total number of trains to 25.
|Line||Terminals||Inauguration||Length (km)||Stations||Length of trip (min)||Operation|
|1||Eldorado ↔ Vilarinho||1 August 1986||28.1||19||44 minutes||Daily, from 05:45 to 23:00|
In early 2014, it was announced that the Belo Horizonte Metro will be expanded with two new lines by 2018, with new train cars, and two additional stations added to Line 1. In early 2015, the construction of the Line 2 will restart after 12 years, and in late 2015, construction on Line 3 is scheduled to begin.
|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|
- "Operação - Linha em operação" [Operations - Line in operation] (in Portuguese). CBTU - METRÔ BH. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Notícias - CBTU contabiliza elevação do número de passageiros em 2012" [News - Entering 2012 CBTU sees rise in the number of passengers] (in Portuguese). CBTU - METRÔ BH. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Empresa - História" [Company - History] (in Portuguese). CBTU - METRÔ BH. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Operação - Dados operacionais" [Operations - Operational data] (in Portuguese). CBTU - METRÔ BH. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
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