Line 1 (São Paulo Metro)

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     São Paulo Metro Line 1 - Blue
São Paulo Metro logo
Type Rapid transit
System São Paulo Metro
Status Operational
Locale São Paulo, Brazil
Termini Tucuruvi
Stations 23
Opening September 14, 1974
Operator(s) Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo
Line length 20.2 kilometres (12.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) 750V DC third rail [1]
Route map
Line 1 (São Paulo Metro)
20 kilometres (12 mi) mark
Parada Inglesa
Jardim São Paulo-Ayrton Senna
Bridge over Marginal Tietê
15 kilometres (9.3 mi) mark
Bridge over Rio Tietê
Bridge over Marginal Tietê
(Tamanduateí River)
Luz (Access to CPTM and Line 4 - Yellow)
São Bento
(Access to Line 3 - Red)
Link to Line 3 - Red
10 kilometres (6.2 mi) mark
São Joaquim (future access to Line 6 -Orange)
Paraíso (Access to Line 2 - Green)
Ana Rosa (Access to Line 2 - Green)
Link to Line 2 - Green
Tunnel over Line 2 - Green
Vila Mariana
Santa Cruz (future access to Line 5 - Lilac)
5 kilometres (3.1 mi) mark
Praça da Árvore
São Judas (future access to Line 17 - Gold)
Covered viaduct over Av Dr. Affonso Taunay
Jabaquara (future access to Line 17 - Gold)
Connection with Rail yard
Jardim São Paulo Metro Station.

Line 1 - Blue was the first line built for the São Paulo Metro. It links Tucuruvi Station to Jabaquara Station. Construction began in the late 1960s and was completed in the early 1970s. It was also the first metro line built in Brazil.


Originally called North-South Line, line 1 began construction on December 14, 1968. Commercial operation began September 14, 1974, with trains running in the first seven kilometers between Jabaquara and Vila Mariana stations.


Code Station Platforms Position Connections District
TUC Tucuruvi Side platforms Partially Underground - Tucuruvi
PIG Parada Inglesa Side platforms Elevated Urban Bus Terminal Tucuruvi
JPA Jardim São Paulo-Ayrton Senna Island platforms Underground - Santana
SAN Santana Side platforms Elevated Urban Bus Terminal Santana
CDU Carandiru Side platforms Elevated - Santana
TTE Portuguesa-Tietê Side platforms Elevated Long Distance Bus Terminal Santana
PPQ Armênia Side platforms Elevated Urban Bus Terminal Bom Retiro
TRD Tiradentes Island platforms Underground - Bom Retiro
LUZ Luz Side platforms and Island platforms Underground Line 4 - Yellow
CPTM lines: Line 7 - Ruby, Line 10 - Turquoise and Line 11 - Coral
Bom Retiro
BTO São Bento Superimposed Underground -
PSE Side platforms and Island platforms Underground Line 3 - Red
LIB Liberdade Side platforms Underground -
JQM São Joaquim Side platforms Underground Line 6 - Orange (future) Liberdade
VGO Vergueiro Side platforms Underground - Liberdade
PSO Paraíso Superimposed Underground Line 2 - Green Vila Mariana
ANR Ana Rosa Island platforms Underground Line 2 - Green
Urban Bus Terminal
Vila Mariana
VMN Vila Mariana Side platforms Underground Urban Bus Terminal Vila Mariana
SCZ Santa Cruz Side platforms Underground Line 5 - Lilac (future)
Santa Cruz Shopping Mall
Vila Mariana
ARV Praça da Árvore Side platforms Underground - Saúde
SAU Saúde Side platforms Underground - Saúde
JUD São Judas Side platforms Underground Line 17 - Gold (future) Saúde
CON Conceição Side platforms Underground - Jabaquara
JAB Jabaquara Side platforms Underground Line 17 - Gold (future)
Long Distance
Urban Bus Terminal



  1. ^ Ferreira, Robert; Tharcisiu Alves. (January 2012). "São Paulo Metro". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-02. On Lines 1, 2 and 3, the track gauge is a non standard 1600 mm, the third rail is 750V DC and under running. For Lines 4 and 5, the track gauge is 1435 mm and they use overhead pantograph, precluding any connection to the rest of the system, plus the 4 and 5 lines can't connect because the trains on the 4 line use drive-less technology while trains on 5 line are OPTO. Lines 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (operated by CPTM) are all 1600mm and use overhead pantograph.