The São Paulo Metropolitan Company – Metro was founded on April 24, 1968. Work on the North-South Line was initiated eight months later. In 1972, the inaugural train ran from Jabaquara station to Saúde station. In 1974, commercial operation of the Jabaquara – Vila Mariana section began.

Jabaquara - Tucuruvi

The São Paulo Metro operates five lines encompassing 68.5 kilometers of track, 61 stations, and 154 trains. In 2014, the system carried 1.1 billion passengers.

The initial section of the 4 Line -Yellow was inaugurated in 2010, the first operated through a concession awarded to the Via Quatro Consortium. In 2011, an additional four stations were opened, extending the 4 Line-Yellow from Luz to Butantã. The Fradique Coutinho Station was brought on line in 2014. Composed of 7 stations, 8.9 kilometers of track, and 14 trains, the 4 Line -Yellow 2014 transported 194 million passengers in 2014.

In 2014, the Adolfo Pinheiro Station was incorporated to the 5 Line-Violet, adding 0.9 kilometers to the system.

The 15 Line-Silver Monorail was placed into operation in august, 2015, the first of its kind in Brazil. Composed of 2.3 kilometers and integrated with the Metro's 2 Line-Green at the Vila Prudente Station, the Monorail currently runs daily from 4:40 a.m. - midnight, between the Vila Prudente and Oratório Stations. With this, the Metro Rail System – including the 4 Line-Yellow – now operates 77.4 kilometers and 68 stations.

The 1 Line-Blue (Jabaquara - Tucuruvi), 2-Green (Vila Prudente - Vila Madalena), 3-Red (Corinthians-Itaquera - Palmeiras-Barra Funda), 5-Violet (Capão Redondo - Largo Treze), and 4-Yellow operate Sunday-Friday, 4:40 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., and Saturday, 4:40 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. (see closing times for each station). The metrô carries about 4,7 million passengers daily.

The metrô carries about 4,7 million passengers daily.

The system is integrated with the São Paulo Metropolitan Rail Company (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos – CPTM) at the Luz, Pinheiros, Tamanduateí, Brás, Palmeiras-Barra Funda, Tatuapé, Corinthians-Itaquera, and Santo Amaro Stations and with other public transportation services throughout the city of São Paulo.

Each day the metro rail system transports approximately 4.7 million passengers.

In 2014, the São Paulo Metro surpassed 24.5 billion passengers transported since its inauguration in 1974, distinguishing itself globally for the production and quality of the passenger rail transportation services provided.


The Secretary of Metropolitan Transport – STM is part of the infrastructure group of the state government of São Paulo.

Secretary of Metropolitan Transport

    The Metropolitan Company of São Paulo – Metrô.

    Responsible for the implementation and operation of the subway system.

  • CPTM

    The Company of Metropolitan Trains of São Paulo – CPTM.

    Responsible for the implementation and operation of the service of Metropolitan Trains.

  • EMTU

    Metropolitan Company of Urban Transport in São Paulo – EMTU/SP.

    System Management medium / low capabilities in the RM's.

    • Planning
    • Monitoring
    • Control
  • Campos do Jordão Railroad

    Campos do Jordão Railroad.

    Has a Touristic vocation, just as the CPTM Touristic Express.

Its mission is to implement the state policy of urban passenger transport in the metropolitan areas, including subway, rail, bus and trolley buses systems, and other modal divisions of metropolitan interest.

It is also responsible for the organization, coordination, operations and monitoring of the metropolitan public transport of passengers and its road infrastructure.

The STM, in its centralized administration, counts on three technical coordination groups, as well as the Secretary direct "staff".


  • 1

    The Planning and Management Coordination – CPG, responsible for the Integrated Urban Transport Plan – PITU for the metropolitan regions.

  • 2

    The Institutional Relations Coordination – CRI, responsible for the coordination with the municipalities of the state metropolitan areas, planning and integrating the communication and marketing from associated companies.

  • 3

    Public Transport Coordination – CTC, responsible for establishing policies for the metropolitan transport passengers.