Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Overview - Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte is the capital of and the largest city by population in Minas Gerais. It has approximately 2,722,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2020. The Belo Horizonte metropolitan area comprised 6,006,887 residents as of the 2020 IBGE census estimate.
Belo's rapid transit network consists of a metro service and two bus rapid transit corridors. There are other bus priority corridors that are not covered on this website.
Belo Horizonte Metro
Opened 1986, the Belo Horizonte Metro consists of a metro service that serves the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais and the surrounding suburbs, including Contagem in the west.
Line 1 (Linha 1)
Line 1 of the Belo Horizonte Metro is a metro service on a horizontally flipped L-shaped alignment. It runs from Eldorado in the west to Vilarinho in the northeast via central Belo Horizonte, serving 19 stations.
Line 1 was opened in August 1986. Line 1 is operated by the Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU).
Opened 2014, MOVE consists of two bus rapid transit lines that serve the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais and the surrounding suburbs.
The Cristiano Machado corridor of MOVE is a bus rapid transit line on a North-South alignment. It runs from the Área Central corridor in the south to São Gabriel in the north, serving 10 stations.
The Cristiano Machado corridor was opened in 1975 and upgraded to BRT in March 2014.
The Antônio Carlos corridor of MOVE is a bus rapid transit line on a North-South alignment. It runs from the Área Central corridor in the south to Venda Nova in the north, serving 27 stations.
The Antônio Carlos corridor was opened in 2007 and upgraded to BRT in May 2014.
MOVE Área Central is a bus rapid transit line on a circumflex alignment. It runs from Tamoios in the west to Espírito Santo in the east, serving 6 stations.
The Área Central was opened in March 2014.
References & Helpful Links
Official Website for Belo Horizonte Metro: CBTU
Official System Map - Belo Horizonte Metro [Last Accessed January 12, 2022]
Official System Map - MOVE [PDF] [Last Accessed January 12, 2022]
Belo Horizonte metro colors taken from official strip map as of January 12, 2022.
MOVE colors taken from official system map as of January 12, 2022.