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The Belo Horizonte Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Belo Horizontemarker, Brazilmarker. The system has one line which is 28.2 km long, has 19 stations and carries 145,000 passengers per day. The system is operated by CBTU. Two more lines are planned.


The first section of the metro opened on 1 August 1986. This was 10.8 km long and had six stations with three trains in operation. In 1987 the line was extended to Central station and two more trains were brought into use. Further trains were delivered in the 1990's, bringing the total to 25.

System Characteristics

The trains are supplied by 3000V DC overhead wires and have a commercial speed of 40 km/h with a maximum speed of 80 km/h. Track gauge is 1600 mm.

System Table

View of inside of one train
Line Terminals Inauguration Length (km) Stations Length of trip (min) Operation
1 Eldorado ↔ Vilarinho 1 August 1986 28,1 19 --- Daily, from 05:45 to 23:00
2 Barreiro ↔ Santa Tereza --- 21 11 --- Construction
3 Pampulha ↔ Savassi --- 12,5 11 --- Planned

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