Botafogo Station

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Botafogo
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Train at Botafogo station
LocationRua Nelson Mandela
Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Coordinates 22°57′01″S43°11′03″W / 22.950236°S 43.184197°W / -22.950236; -43.184197
Operated by Metrô Rio
Line(s) Line 1
Line 2
ConnectionsMetrô Na Superfície bus - Botafogo to Gavéa [1]
Other information
Station codeBTF
History
Opened1981
Services
Preceding station  Metrô Rio  Following station
toward  Uruguai
Line 1
toward  General Osório
toward  Pavuna
Line 2 Terminus
Location
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Botafogo
Location within Rio de Janeiro

Botafogo Station (Portuguese : Estação Botafogo) is a subway station on the Rio de Janeiro Metro that services the neighbourhood of Botafogo in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. [2]

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References

  1. "Mapa Superfície - Botafogo – Gavéa". MetrôRio. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. "Botafogo - Sobre a Estação". MetrôRio. Retrieved 15 September 2014.