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SALVADOR
 Bahia . Brazil

Salvador Metro Map © UrbanRail.Net

 METRO

Salvador (Bahia) has an estimated population of 3 million.

The first metro line had been under construction for some 14 years before it finally opened, though with a very limited service, in time for the FIFA World Cup in June 2014. The metro system is now officially called the 'Sistema Metroviário de Salvador e Lauro de Freitas.' The first line is operated by CCR Metrô Bahia.

 Line 1

Construction began in April 2000. Opening of the first section was initially scheduled for 2003, but was delayed again and again. The line has 1435 mm standard gauge, uses a 3kV overhead power supply and is operated with a fleet of 6 4-car-trains supplied by Hyundai/Rotem, with 5 more to follow soon. Since completion in Dec 2015 of the last section from Lapa to Pirajá, line 1 has been 11.9 km long (1.4 in tunnel, 4.8 km elevated, rest at grade) with 8 stations.

11 June 2014: Lapa - Acesso Norte (6 km) - limited service
25 Aug 2014: Acesso Norte -
Retiro (1.6 km) - limited service
23 Apr 2015: Retiro - Bom Juá (2.1 km)
13 Nov 2015: Bonocô station added
22 Dec 2015: Bom Juá - Pirajá (2.2 km)
02 Jan 2016: revenue service started between Lapa and Bom Juá (limited service continues between Bom Juá and Pirajá until May 2016)
15 May 2016: full revenue service (05:00-24:00) between Lapa and Pirajá)

 Line 2
05 Dec 2016: Acesso Norte - Rodoviária (2.3 km)
23 May 2017: Rodoviária - Pituaçu (6.0 km)

Acesso Norte station Lapa station Bonocô station Bonocô station

Metro Salvador Metro Salvador

Campo da Pólvora station Metro Salvador

 Projects

Later, line 1 will be extended to Águas Claras/Cajazeiras.

Line 2 is further under construction eastwards to the airport.

 Links

CCR Metrô Bahia (Official site)

Companhia de Transportes do Estado da Bahia

Allen Morrison's Latin America's Metros and Electric City Transport Site

Metro Salvador at Wikipedia.pt

 

 Construction Photos

Acesso Norte Acesso Norte
Acesso Norte station under construction, autumn 2004 © Raimundo Ribeiro

Acesso Norte © R. Ribeiro near Brotas © R. Ribeiro
Acesso Norte station and viaduct near Brotas station under construction, Sept. 2003 © Raimundo Ribeiro

Acesso Norte © R. Ribeiro Acesso Norte © R. Ribeiro
Acesso Norte station under construction, Jan 2003 © Raimundo Ribeiro

Brotas Brotas

Brotas
Brotas station 2008 © Raimundo Nonato

Lapa station Lapa station

Lapa station
Lapa station - July 2008 © Raimundo Nonato

Salvador Metro Salvador Metro
Delivery of first Metro car 08 Nov 2008 © Raimundo Nonato

Metro Salvador Metro Salvador

Metro Salvador Metro Salvador
First train put on rails at Acesso Norte station in Sept 2010 © Raimundo Ribeiro

 

 


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