The São Paulo Company of the Metropolitan – Metrô was formed on April 24th, 1968. The works of the Line North-South were started eight months later. In 1972, the first train trip was made between the Jabaquara and Saúde Stations. In 1974, the stretch Jabaquara – Vila Mariana began to operate commercially.
Today, the São Paulo Metro has four lines in operation, 65.3 kilometers of network, 58 stations, 150 trains and transported, in the year 2012, 1,098 million passengers.
In 2010, the first section of Line 4 - Yellow was opened, the first to be operated under concession by Consórcio Via Quatro. In 2011, four other stations were delivered and Line 4 - Yellow started operating between Luz and Butantã. Currently, the line has 6 stations, is 8.9 kilometers long and has 14 trains. Thus, the metro network reaches 74.2 kilometers of length and 64 stations.
The Lines 1-Blue (Jabaquara – Tucuruvi), 2-Green (Vila Prudente – Vila Madalena), 3-Red (Corinthians-Itaquera – Palmeiras-Barra Funda) and 5-Lilac (Capão Redondo – Largo Treze) work all days from 4:40am (check the closing times of each station). The stations of Line 4-Yellow operate from Sunday to Friday, from 4:40am to midnight, and on Saturdays from 4:40am to 1:00am.
The system is integrated with the Luz, Pinheiros, Tamanduateí, Brás, Palmeiras-Barra Funda, Tatuapé, Corinthians-Itaquera and Santo Amaro CPTM stations, and with other modes of transport in the city of São Paulo.
Every day, the metro network transports about 4.5 million passengers.
In August 2012, the São Paulo Metrô outdid the number of 22 billion passengers since its inauguration in 1974, standing out worldwide by its results in production and quality of passenger’s public rail transport.
STATE SECRETARY OF METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT
The Secretary of Metropolitan Transport – STM is part of the infrastructure group of the state government of São Paulo.
The Metropolitan Company of São Paulo – Metrô.
Responsible for the implementation and operation of the subway system.
The Company of Metropolitan Trains of São Paulo – CPTM.
Responsible for the implementation and operation of the service of Metropolitan Trains.
Metropolitan Company of Urban Transport in São Paulo – EMTU/SP.
System Management medium / low capabilities in the RM's.
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".
THE STM COUNTS ON THREE TECHNICAL COORDINATION GROUPS:
The Planning and Management Coordination – CPG, responsible for the Integrated Urban Transport Plan – PITU for the metropolitan regions.
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.
Public Transport Coordination – CTC, responsible for establishing policies for the metropolitan transport passengers.