São Francisco Xavier Station (Supervia)

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São Francisco Xavier

Estação São Francisco Xavier
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São Francisco Xavier station in March 2016
Location Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Coordinates 22°54′10″S43°14′39″W / 22.9027028°S 43.2441722°W / -22.9027028; -43.2441722
Elevation16 metres
Owned by Rio de Janeiro State Government
Operated by SuperVia
Line(s)Deodoro Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeSFX
History
Opened1861
Electrified1937
Services
Preceding station  SuperVia  Following station
toward  Central
Deodoro
toward  Deodoro
Location
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São Francisco Xavier
Location within Rio de Janeiro

São Francisco Xavier is a railway station in São Francisco Xavier, Rio de Janeiro which is serviced by the Supervia.

São Francisco Xavier, Rio de Janeiro Neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

São Francisco Xavier is a neighborhood in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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 1861. For many years, this station was the terminus for the Linha Auxiliar (Auxiliary Line), which is now known as the Belford Roxo Line, before Alfredo Maia station (since demolished) [1] opened in 1905. The Linha do Norte, which is now the Saracuruna and Vila Inhomirim lines, but which at the time continued to Petrópolis, also had its terminus at São Francisco Xavier before 1909. A train crash in 1935 would lead to rioters targeting the station. [2]

Petrópolis Municipality in Southeast, Brazil

Petrópolis, also known as The Imperial City, is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil, located 68 kilometres (42 mi) northeast of Rio de Janeiro. According to the 2010 National Brazilian Census, Petrópolis municipality had 305,917 inhabitants that year, up from 286,537 inhabitants at the last census. Besides being the largest and most populous city in the Fluminense Mountain Region, the city also has the largest GDP and HDI in the region. Petrópolis is considered the safest city in the state of Rio de Janeiro and the sixth safest city in Brazil, according to IPEA classification for medium and large cities.

Notable places nearby

Estação Primeira de Mangueira samba school

Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Estação Primeira de Mangueira, or simply Mangueira, is a samba school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The school was founded on April 28, 1928, by Carlos Cachaça, Cartola, Zé Espinguela, among others. It is located at the Mangueira neighborhood, near the region of Maracanã.

Platforms

Platform 1A: Towards Deodoro (Stopper)
Platform 1B: Towards Central do Brasil (Stopper)

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.

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References

  1. Ralph Mennucci Giesbrecht (2018). "Alfredo Maia". Estações Ferroviárias do Brasil. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  2. Ralph Mennucci Giesbrecht (2018). "São Francisco Xavier". Estações Ferroviárias do Brasil. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  3. "Rio's Museum of Samba Earns National Cultural Recognition". The Rio Times. 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  4. "Rio State Offers Free Sports Programs for Youths and Seniors". The Rio Times. 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-17.