São Cristóvão Station

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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. [1]

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Rio de Janeiro Metro rapid transit system in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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SuperVia Brazilian train operator

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São Cristóvão

Estação São Cristóvão
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São Cristóvão Supervia station
Location Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates 22°54′36″S43°13′23″W / 22.9101004°S 43.2229996°W / -22.9101004; -43.2229996
Elevation4 metres
Owned by Rio de Janeiro State Government
Operated by SuperVia
Line(s)Deodoro Line
Santa Cruz Line
Japeri Line
Belford Roxo Line
Saracuruna Line
Platforms3 island platforms
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station codeSCO
Rebuilt1937, 2016
Preceding station  SuperVia  Following station
toward  Central
toward  Deodoro
Santa Cruz
toward  Santa Cruz
toward  Japeri
Belford Roxo
toward  Belford Roxo
toward  Saracuruna
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São Cristóvão
Location within Rio de Janeiro
São Cristóvão

Estação São Cristóvão
Estacao Sao Cristovao.jpg
São Cristóvão metro station
Location Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates 22°54′35″S43°13′16″W / 22.9097222°S 43.2211111°W / -22.9097222; -43.2211111
Owned by Rio de Janeiro State Government
Operated by Metrô Rio
Line(s) Line 2
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
Station codeSCR
Passengers (2017)4.052 million
Preceding station  Metrô Rio  Following station
toward  Pavuna
Line 2
toward  Botafogo
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São Cristóvão
Location within Rio de Janeiro

Supervia station


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. [2] 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.

Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil

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Nova Iguaçu Municipality in Southeast, Brazil

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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. [3] [4] 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. [5]

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Quinta da Boa Vista public park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Quinta da Boa Vista is a public park of great historical importance in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The park was part of the gardens of the São Cristóvão Palace, the residence of the Emperors of Brazil in the 19th century.

With the construction of São Cristóvão Metro Station between 1976 and 1981, plans were made to remodel and integrate the suburban rail station to the metro, though they never left the drawing board. In 1984, São Cristóvão Station was transferred from the Federal Railroad Network to the Brazilian Urban Train Company (CBTU), which made new plans to remodel the station, but those plans also never left the drawing board due to a lack of funds. [6] [7]

The Rede Ferroviária Federal, Sociedade Anônima (RFFSA) was the state owned national railway company of Brazil created from Brazilian Federal Law #3.115 on March 16, 1957, after several railroads were nationalized by the Brazilian government. However, the railroad did not take full effect until September 30, 1957. The RFFSA linked 42 railways together, creating a regional system composed of 22 railroads. The goal of the RFFSA was to promote and advance the railroad sector of Brazil, creating a north-south-east-west rail network in all five regions of Brazil. But it failed and the RFFSA only served four of the five regions with a north-south rail network win 19 units of the federation of Brazil. By 1999, the railroad was liquidated and privatized, with the last liquidations occurring in 2007.

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. [8] [9] 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. [10] [11] [12] [13]

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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

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.

Central do Brasil railway station

Central do Brasil 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.

Metro Station


The first plans for São Cristóvão Metro Station were presented (along with the plans for Triagem, Maracanã and Maria da Graça Metro Stations) in June 1976 by Projeto Arquitetos Associados Ltda. (PAAL), a private company owned by Sabino Machado Barroso, Jaime Zettel and José de Anchieta Leal, and said plans called for a direct integration to the existing train station. [14]

The construction of São Cristóvão Metro Station was contracted out by the Rio de Janeiro state government to Cetenco Engenharia S.A. and Ecisa - Engenharia, Comercio e Industria S/A for the value of 510 million cruzeiros and started on 16th March 1977. Despite the initial deadline of 600 days after the start of construction, São Cristóvão Metro Station was only inaugurated on 19th November 1981. [15] [16] [17]


The station had three entrances in the past: Radial Oeste and RFFSA in the northern end and Senador Furtado in the southern end, but now it has four entrances: Praça da Bandeira, Radial Oeste Avenue, Maracanã Station and the Quinta da Boa Vista.

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