Line 1 (Rio de Janeiro)

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Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 1
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Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Rio de Janeiro Metro
StatusOperational
Locale Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Termini General Osório
Uruguai
Stations20
Operation
Opened5 March 1979
Owner Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Operator(s) Logo MetroRio.svg MetrôRio
Technical
Line length20.2 km (12.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Electrification DC third rail
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map

Contents

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Uruguai
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Saens Peña
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São Francisco Xavier
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Afonso Pena
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weekends
and holidays
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Estácio
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Praça Onze
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Central
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Presidente Vargas
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Uruguaiana-
Eng. Fernando Mac Dowell
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Carioca
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Cinelândia
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Catete
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Largo do Machado
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Flamengo
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Botafogo
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Morro de São João/Rio Sul
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Cardeal Arcoverde
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Siqueira Campos
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Cantagalo
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General Osório
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Line 1 of the Rio de Janeiro Metro serves the city's downtown business centre, the tourist areas in the city's South Zone, and several neighbourhoods in the North Zone. It is a semi-circular line, and is fully underground. It runs from Uruguai to General Osório.

It is the original line of the Rio de Janeiro Metro system and it was constructed from June 1970 to March 1979 (with a hiatus between 1971 and 1974 due to lack of funds).

History of Line 1

In 1979, the line began operations with 5 stations: Praça Onze, Central, Presidente Vargas, Cinelandia, and Gloria. [1] In 1980, the stations Estácio and Uruguaiana were added. [1] The following year (in 1981), the Botafogo, Flamengo, and Largo do Machado stations opened. In 1982, the line was extended to Saens Peña with the São Francisco Xavier and Afonso Pena stations added. [1] In 1998, the Cardeal Arcoverde station opened in Copacabana. The Siqueira Campos station opened in 2002, while the Cantagalo Station opened in 2007.

Accessibility issues

Inaccessibility for disabled persons on Line 1 has come under scrutiny in recent years. When the line opened in 1979, there was no appropriate legislation to mandate accessibility and therefore not built to current access standards. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Metrô do Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese)". Ministry of Transport (Brazil). Archived from the original on 2010-07-15.
  2. Dilascio, Flavio (April 17, 2010). "Cidade ainda sofre com a falta de política de acessibilidade (in Portuguese)". Jornal do Brasil. Archived from the original on December 31, 2012.