Maceió Metro

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Maceió Metro
Overview
Locale Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
Transit type Rapid transit/Light rail
Number of lines 1
Daily ridership 40,000 (projected)
Operation
Began operation 2011(?)
Operator(s) CBTU
Technical
System length 32 km (20 mi)

The Maceió Metro (Portuguese: Metropolitano de Maceió, commonly called Metrô) is the principal rapid-transit system in the Brazilian city of Maceió.

Design of the Metro connects Maceió with two cities in the metropolitan area, Rio Largo and Satuba. In Maceió, the path will connect points of traditional traffic jams, as the center and the neighborhoods Poço, Mangabeiras and Jaraguá.

The project has a fund of R$ 174 million to construct its railway line. The first stage of the project is working with eight cars in the passages Bebedouro/Central Station and Center/Mangabeira. Later, will operate the route Maceió/Lourenço de Albuquerque.[1]

With the installation of the light railway, the number of daily users of public transport will increase from 13,000 to 40,000, and the trip fare is projected to be R$ 0.75 or less. It is projected that property values will increase along the route after the line is placed in operation.[2]

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Coordinates: 9°39′57″S 35°44′06″W / 9.66583°S 35.73500°W / -9.66583; -35.73500