2019: A New Section of a Trailblazing Monorail Line is Opened in Brazil  

December 16, 2019

A total of three monorail train stations were formally opened on Line 15 (Silver) in São Paulo, which is Brazil’s most populous city and the capital of the state of São Paulo. The facilities inaugurated on that day were the stations São Mateus, Sapopemba, and Fazenda da Juta. The public officials taking part in that morning’s dedication ceremony included João Doria, governor of São Paulo.

Line 15 (Silver), which began operations during the summer of 2014, is one of six lines serving the São Paulo Metro, Brazil’s first underground rapid transit system; and one of 13 lines that constitute the São Paulo Metropolitan Transport Network, the largest urban rail system in Latin America. Line 15 (Silver) also has the distinction of being the first high-capacity monorail line in Brazil. This line encompasses 11 stations altogether and a total of 9.1 miles (14.6 kilometers).

(The above photo of the station Fazenda da Juta was taken on the day that this station became one of three to first go into service.)

Photo Credit: Governor do Estado de São Paulo (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en)

For more information on Line 15 (Silver) in São Paulo, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_15_(S%C3%A3o_Paulo_Metro)

Additional information on the opening of part of that line on December 16, 2019, is available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/governosp/albums/72157712230183086

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