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  • 2016

    Inauguration of Ricardo de Albuquerque station for the Olympics.

    Inauguration of Magalhães Bastos station for the Olympics.

    Total of 183 trains with air conditioning in the fleet.

  • 2015

    Changes to the Saracuruna Branch:
    Central – Gramacho with trains every 10 minutes;
    Gramacho – Saracuruna with trains every 20 minutes and all cars have air conditioning;

    Start of operation on the Honório – Deodoro circle line on the Belford Roxo branch;

    Record number of passengers 729,000;

    SuperVia makes 100% of the fleet from electric branches available, with air conditioning, on weekends;

    71 of the 100 Chinese trains acquired are already in use;

    Total of 154 trains with air conditioning in the fleet;

    Total of 163 trains with air conditioning in the fleet.

  • 2014

    Launch of the first national train;

    Launch of the official SuperVia App;

    Start of the reform Works at the São Cristóvão station;

    Alemão cable car reaches the milestone of 9 million passengers transported;

    Ten new Alstrom trains start operating and other sixty new trains ordered by State Government;

    Start operating of 10th national train on the Deodoro branch line;

    Deodoro branch starts the 6-minute-interval operation begins;

    Lines see express trains starting to run in the Japeri and Santa Cruz branch lines;

    Record number of passengers: 654,267, with 618,948 paying passengers;

    Launch of the "Whoever rides the train sees the change" Campaign;

    A further eight trains with USB outlets to charge phones are delivered.

  • 2013

    Reform of Piedade, Quintino and Cascadura stations;

    Relaunch of Parada Bananal, Iriri e Parque Estrela stations;

    "Me Leva Que Eu Vou” (Take Me and I’ll Go) campaign takes hundreds of passengers to Marquês de Sapucaí Sambadrome and transports a number of samba schools to the parade;

    Launch of the Saracuruna Bicycle Park

    Start of the modernization for station PA systems in stations:

    Launch of the virtual Tour page of the COO (Operations Control Center) on the site;]

    Launch of the “Passageiro Sangue Bom” (Considerate Passenger) campaign with funk music from MC Marcinho;

    24-hour operation with special trains during the week of the World Youth Day. Milestone of 9 million passengers transported;

    Special train schedules during the Confederations Cup;

    Passenger service helpline gets automatic message system

    Alemão cable car reaches the milestone of six million passengers transported, three years ahead of schedule.

  • 2012

    The first 30 Chinese trains start running;

    Reform and installation of air-conditioning in 13 units;

    Total of 83 trains with air conditioning in the fleet

    Launch of six Bicycle Park in Japeri, Engenheiro Pedreira, Santa Cruz, Realengo, Bangu and Lajes stations.

    Launch of ‘Espaço Gratuitade’ desk on platform 13 of Central do Brasil Terminal

    Inauguration of Silva Freire station;

    Launch of SuperVia pages on Facebook and its Graham, and a proactive posting on Twitter;

    Start of installation of new signaling system ATP (Automatic Transport Protection) in Deodoro branch;

    Launch of new over head station in Manguinhos;

    New Operations Control Center;

    First anniversary the administration of the Alemão Cable Car and record of more than 4 million passengers in 2012;

    Partnership with the French company Alstrom , bringing forward the purchase of 20 new trains, originally forecast for the period between 2016 and 2020, yet which started running in February 2014, two years ahead of schedule;

    Express trains start operating for Japeri and Gramacho on the timetables, as well as the ‘semi-direct’ service to Campo Grande;

    Free restrooms are opened at Central do Brasil Terminal.

  • 2011

    SuperVia starts operations on Guapimirim line, offering 4,500 seats every day with a fleet made up of locomotives and three carriages;

    SuperVia launches immediate action plans known as ‘SuperVia in Movement’, working towards automatic cleaning of trains; improvements in standards of cleanliness; revitalization of Central do Brasil Terminal; remodeling the tracks; focus on women's carriage; introduction of the carousel operation, branch-exclusive platform system; New Operations Control Center; incentives for the use of by and the installation of new security cameras;

    Start of the branch-exclusive platform system, the operation undertaken with fixed intervals between the trains;

    SuperVia takes over the transportation of the Alemão Cable Car. 

  • 2010

    Total of 38 trains with air conditioning in the fleet;

    Odebrecht TransPort - one of the subsidiaries of the Odebrecht Organization focused on road transportation concessions, urban transport, logistical infrastructure (ports and pipelines) and airports, takes over SuperVia.

  • 2009

    The State Government delivers four reformed units (making the new total 38 trains with air-conditioning) and signed a contract to supply more new air-conditioned trains, to be delivered at the end of 2011;

    SuperVia sets up its Twitter account, one more channel between clients and the Company.

  • 2007

    State government delivers new air-conditioned trains with computerized systems, totaling four trains in the fleet with this system;

    Start of the train-bus integration in the Baixada Fluminense region;

    SuperVia receives the "Sustainable Attitude 2008" prize, awarded by CAERJ.

  • 2005

    Expansion of the train-bus integration:

    Launch of the new train schedules with an increase in number of seats on offer and a reduction in intervals between trains;

    Ambient Sounds System at 79 stations;

    Building works to upgrade27 stations in the Baixada Fluminense region;

    SuperVia receives three awards;

    State Government delivers 10 new air-conditioned trains;

    Total of 22 trains with air conditioning in the fleet;

    All SuperVia stations are adapted to accept electronic travel cards and São Francisco Xavier, Méier e Madureira stations are modernized with escalators and better access.

  • 2003

    SuperVia launches its first Internet website and sets up a customer services training and improvement program and receives for prizes (Revista Ferroviária / Colunistas / Os Notáveis);

    Total of five trains with air conditioning in the fleet;

    Two stations are modernized.

  • 2001

    Start of train-bus integration in Zona Oeste (the West Zone);

    New services on Saturdays and on the Belford Roxo e Saracuruna branch lines;

    First air-conditioned train enters service

    Revitalization of the Vila Inhomirim branch line;

    Modernization of Operations Control Center;

    Four stations are modernized.

  • 1999

    New schedule with more seats on offer;

    ‘SuperVia Fone’ new Customer Service Center is created;

    31 stations are modernized;

    Start of the train-subway integration;

    Created the first group of female train drivers;

    Environmental education program is launched in partnership with the environmental group ‘Associação Ambientalista Defensores da Terra’;

    Gramacho – Saracuruna stretch of track is electrified.

  • 1998

    On first of November 1998, SuperVia Concessionária de Transportes Ferroviários S./A. start operating urban trains in important municipalities in the Metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro.