|SuperVia Trens Urbanos|
|Locale||Greater Rio de Janeiro|
|Transit type||Commuter rail|
|Number of lines||8 working, 1 in project.|
|Number of stations||100 (2 under construction)|
|Daily ridership||540,558 (2009)|
|Began operation||November 1, 1998|
|Operator(s)||SuperVia Concessionária de Transportes Ferroviários|
|System length||252 km (156.5 mi)|
SuperVia Trens Urbanos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌsupeʁˈvi.ɐ tɾẽˑzuʁˈbɐ̃nuⁱʃ], meaning SuperVia Urban Trains) is a Brazilian train operator founded in Rio de Janeiro in November 1998. It carries around 126 million passengers a year on a railroad network comprising 100 stations in 11 cities: Rio de Janeiro, Duque de Caxias, Nova Iguaçu, Nilópolis, Mesquita, Queimados, São João de Meriti, Belford Roxo, Japeri, Paracambi and Magé.
The baggage areas of SuperVia trains were an adaptation of the original design to fit the Brazilian reality. A Brazilian study found that the average passenger carries a weight of 7 kg in backpacks, shopping bags or briefcases on their daily commute.
In 1998, a concession agreement commenced, which established the concessionaire's investment commitments (SuperVia) and grantor (State). Thus, it was possible to realise savings for the state coffers of more than US$ 1.6 billion, a figure corresponding to the subsidies that the state failed to spend with the operation of the system in the period 1998/2009.
The result of these investments can be demonstrated by the increased number of passengers carried and the significant improvement in compliance with the scheduling of trains, which are monitored on an ongoing basis by the government, through the regulatory agency.
In 1998, before the grant, 145,000 passengers were transported per day, with a punctuality of less than 30%. In 2009, over 510,000 passengers were transported per day, with an average punctuality of 90%, the highest rate ever recorded in the history of the system.
With the arrival of 30 new trains in 2011, 14 previous SuperVia train configurations will be withdrawn from circulation. Capable of carrying 1,300 passengers, the new trains have several technical advantages, such as: alternating current traction motors, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, automatic coupling system, door system with detection of obstruction, electronic billboards and onboard displays, sound equipment, security cameras, lubrication system friezes, intercom and emergency signaling devices in accordance with the accessibility standard (NBR 14021).
Trains will also have cameras on the sides (mirror type), which allows monitoring by the driver of any platform without having to move away from the command post in the cabin. The color blue will be used (which is the color of the state and also a color of SuperVia). Made of fiber, the seats have a padded backrest in synthetic fabric. There are eight seats of a different color on each car and in the engine cars, there are special spaces for wheelchair users. And centers located in the fore sections of the cars, serves to transmit information to passengers. Four cameras will be installed in each car, allowing the driver to have visual surveillance of any emergency request. Four LCD televisions will be installed, with the goal of enabling business partnerships and educational and government institutions.
|Stations||Travel Time||Operating Hours|
|Deodoro||Central do Brasil ↔ Deodoro||22,05||19||38 min.||Workdays: 04h20 – 23h20.|
|Santa Cruz||Central do Brasil ↔ Santa Cruz||54,75||24||77 min.||Workdays: 03h30 – 22h15; Saturdays: 04h30 – 19h30;
Sundays: 05h00 – 19h30; Holidays: 05h00 – 19h30.
|Japeri||Central do Brasil ↔ Japeri||61,75||20||81 min.||Workdays: 03h30 – 00h25; Saturdays: 04h30 – 21h45;
Sundays: 05h10 – 21h45; Holidays: 05h10 – 21h45.
|Paracambi||Japeri ↔ Paracambi||8,26||4||15 min.||Workdays: 03h30 – 23h20; Saturdays: 04h00 – 20h20;
Sundays: 04h40 – 21h20; Holidays: 05h10 – 20h20.
|Belford Roxo||Central do Brasil ↔ Belford Roxo||27,70||18||53 min.||Workdays: 04h00 – 22h00; Saturdays: 05h30 – 21h00;
Sundays: 05h40 – 14h25; Holidays: 06h00 – 19h00.
|Saracuruna||Central do Brasil ↔ Saracuruna||34,02||18||59 min.||Workdays: 04h00 – 23h30; Saturdays: 05h00 – 20h00;
Sundays: 05h30 – 20h00; Holidays: 05h30 – 18h30.
|Vila Inhomirim||Saracuruna ↔ Vila Inhomirim||15,35||8||47 min.||Workdays: 04h00 – 21h30; Saturdays: 05h00 – 19h00;
Sundays: 05h30 – 19h00; Holidays: 05h30 – 18h20.
|Guapimirim||Saracuruna ↔ Guapimirim||17,3||19||69 min.||Workdays: 06h00 - 23h00|
|Campo Grande||Central do Brasil ↔ Campo Grande||Parador||29||68 min.|
|Bangu||Central do Brasil ↔ Bangu||Parador||25||56 min.|
|Engenho de Dentro||Engenho de Dentro ↔ Japeri||Semi-Direito||17||64 min.|
|Queimados||Central do Brasil ↔ Queimados||Semi-Direito||17||66 min.|
|Nova Iguaçu||Central do Brasil ↔ Nova Iguaçu||Semi-Direito||14||51 min.|
|Nilópolis||Central do Brasil ↔ Nilópolis||Semi-Direito||10||40 min.|
|Belford Roxo||Central do Brasil ↔ Belford Roxo||Expresso||9||46 min.|
|Gramacho||Central do Brasil ↔ Gramacho||Parador||15||44 min.|
Aerial tramway/cable car of the "Complexo do Alemão"
On July 8, 2011, SuperVia began operating the "Complexo do Alemão" cable car, the first mass transit aerial lift passenger system in Brazil. The cable car is integrated into the urban rail transport system and has six stations - "Bonsucesso", "Adeus", "Baiana", "Alemão", "Itararé/Alvorada" and "Palmeiras". The system consists of 152 gondolas, each of which can carry 10 passengers, eight seated and two standing, and is 3.5 km in length.
From the first station (Bonsucesso) to last (Palmeiras) takes 16 minutes. According to the law signed by Governor Sérgio Cabral, each resident is entitled to two free tickets per day (one-way and one back). The unit rate will cost $ 1.00.
|Teleférico A||Palmeiras - Bonsucesso||3.5 km||6||16 min.||Workdays: 06:00 – 21:00; Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00;
Sunday and Holidays: 09:00 – 15:00.
The price for any single ride, notwithstanding length of trip, is R$ 2.90. With this ticket you can use as well the Teleferico in Bonsucesso if you take the integracao there. If you get to Bonsucesso by other means a single ticket will cost 1 R$. Tickets, called in singular cartão integração, that allow the combination of travel with SuperVia trains and buses or the underground railway, the Metrô are available. The price for a combined train and bus ticket is R$ 3.95. A combined train and Metrô ticket costs R$ 4.95. Tickets that allow for multiple rides are also available. Prices are always subject to change and are given here as per 2012.
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