|Train, metro and bus|
View of the station and its clock tower
|Location|| Rio de Janeiro, RJ |
Santa Cruz Line
Belford Roxo Line
|Architectural style||Art deco|
|Opened||29 March 1858|
Central do Brasil (Portuguese pronunciation: [sẽˈtɾaw du bɾaˈziw] ) is a major train station in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. It is the last stop of Rio's railway network, as well as a hub for connection with the city subway and a bus station. Central do Brasil was also a preeminent stop in the interstate Central do Brasil railroad, which did link Rio de Janeiro with São Paulo and Minas Gerais, though the railroad is now deactivated. The station is located in downtown Rio de Janeiro, along the Avenida Presidente Vargas and across from the Campo de Santana park. It was built in Art deco style.
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