the São Paulo subway system

July 28, 2008 | By More

The São Paulo subway system (the metrô), although minute, takes you to a large number of points of interest in the city. It used to be fast, safe and clean. There are three main lines and a fourth line not connected to the rest of the network.

On the metrô’s website there is section where you can have a look at the network map. If you want to download a PDF file with the map, click here.

The map contains lines that haven’t been built yet and lines that belong to the suburban railway system. The three subway lines of interest to tourists are:

  • línea 1, also known as línea azul (blue line). From north to south, it goes through the Terminal Tietê (São Paulo’s main bus station), the Pinacoteca, the estação da Luz, the centro, the Liberdade neighbourhood, the Paraíso neighbourhood and as far as the terminal Jabaquara (bus station) on the southernmost tip of the line.
  • la línea 2, or línea verde (green line). It links the Avenida Paulista area with the Vila Madalena district.
  • la línea 3, or línea vermelha (red line). It goes from the centre of the city to the gigantic east region of São Paulo.

Línea 4, or línea amarela (yellow line) is being built at the moment, at an astonishing speed of 1 km per year. It will link the center of São Paulo with the Vila Sônia district, running in front of the São Paulo University (USP) and the Instituto Butantã.

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  1. gaurav smith says:

    it is better information of the São Paulo subway system
    takes you to a large number of points of interest in the city.