Deodoro Station

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Deodoro Station
Commuter
LocationRio de Janeiro
Brazil
Coordinates Coordinates: 22°51′18″S43°23′01″W / 22.854889°S 43.383653°W / -22.854889; -43.383653
Line(s) Logo da SuperVia.svg SuperVia
Deodoro Line
Santa Cruz Line
Japeri Line
History
Opened1859
Services
Preceding station  SuperVia  Following station
toward  Central
Deodoro Terminus
toward  Central
Santa Cruz
toward  Santa Cruz
toward  Central
Japeri
toward  Japeri

Deodoro Station is a railway station in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro that serves as the terminal of the Deodoro Line. It is also on the Santa Cruz and Japeri lines. [1]

Rio de Janeiro Capital of state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

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History

The station was opened in 1859 and was initially known as Sapopemba. It was part of the Mangaratiba branch of the Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil.

Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil

The Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil was one of the principal railways of Brazil, uniting the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais.

The current name was adopted in the early 1900s in honour of Deodoro da Fonseca, the first president of Brazil.

Deodoro da Fonseca President of Brazil

Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca was a Brazilian politician and military officer who served as the first President of Brazil. He took office after heading a military coup that deposed Emperor Pedro II and proclaimed the Republic in 1889, disestablishing the Empire, and stepped down little more than two years later, in 1891, under great political pressure. He is therefore the first Brazilian President to have resigned from office.

Access

The station provides access to the Deodoro Olympic Park, which hosted events at the 2016 Summer Olympics. [2] [3]

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  3. "Venues Map - Deodoro". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2015.