São Cristóvão Station (Portuguese : Estação São Cristóvão) is a railway station in São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro which is serviced by the Rio de Janeiro Metro and SuperVia.
Portuguese is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole. Portuguese is also mentioned in the Costitution of the Republic of South Africa as one of the languages used by immigrants communities in South Africa which should be "promoted and respect", in spite of not being an officially recognized language in the country. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as "Lusophone" (Lusófono).
The Rio de Janeiro Metro is a rapid transit network that serves the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Metrô was inaugurated on March 5, 1979 and consisted of five stations operating on a single line. The system currently covers a total of 58 kilometres (36 mi), serving 41 stations, divided into three lines: Line 1 ; Line 2, which together travel over a shared stretch of line that covers 10 stations of an approximate distance of 5 kilometers; and Line 4. Metrô Rio has the second highest passenger volume of the metro systems in Brazil, after the São Paulo Metro.
SuperVia Trens Urbanos is a Brazilian train operator founded in Rio de Janeiro in November 1998. It carries around 750 million passengers a year on a railroad network comprising 100 stations in 12 cities: Rio de Janeiro, Duque de Caxias, Guapimirim, Nova Iguaçu, Nilópolis, Mesquita, Queimados, São João de Meriti, Belford Roxo, Japeri, Paracambi and Magé.
São Cristóvão Supervia station
|Location|| Rio de Janeiro |
|Owned by||Rio de Janeiro State Government|
Santa Cruz Line
Belford Roxo Line
|Platforms||3 island platforms|
São Cristóvão metro station
|Location|| Rio de Janeiro |
|Owned by||Rio de Janeiro State Government|
|Operated by||Metrô Rio|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Passengers (2017)||4.052 million|
São Cristóvão Station was opened on 16th July 1859, being part of the first section of the Central do Brasil Railroad, between Rio de Janeiro and Nova Iguaçu.With the growth of the city of Rio de Janeiro, passenger trains started to run with ever increasing frequency, and suburban trains started running in the 1920s. During the electrification works of the Central do Brasil railroad (1934-1937), São Cristóvão Station was reconstructed, with a mezzanine over the tracks.
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With the expansion of services on the railroad between 1963 and 1972, new platforms were built, and the mezzanine over the station was expanded.Despite this, the station couldn't keep up with the amount of passengers. On the 12th of October 1974, during the Children's Day festivities in the Quinta da Boa Vista, severe overcrowding inside the station caused 4 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
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After the privatization of urban trains in Greater Rio de Janeiro and of the station in 1998, a new plan for the station was presented in 2000 through a national architecture competition. Despite the winning entry being created by Mario Biselli and José Paulo de Bem (who designed Sé Station in São Paulo), the plan was never acted on due to a lack of funds.Only in the 2010s would Supervia and the Rio de Janeiro State government start a new reconstruction project. Financed by the Brazilian Development Bank, the plan was commissioned with the aid of private companies including Planorcon, LZD Arquitetos and RVBA Arquitetos, but the reconstruction itself would be done by EBTE Engenharia, and was completed on 27th July 2016.
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Platform 1A: Towards Deodoro (Stopper)
Platform 1B: Towards Central do Brasil (Stopper)
Platform 2C: Towards Japeri and Santa Cruz (Express)
Platform 2D: Towards Central do Brasil (Express)
Platform 3E: Towards Belford Roxo and Gramacho
Platform 3F: Towards Central do Brasil
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