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  • 2016

    Inauguration of Ricardo de Albuquerque station for the Olympics;

    Inauguration of Magalhães Bastos station for the Olympics;

    Inauguration of Engenho de Dentro station for the Olympics;

    Inauguration of Vila Militar station for the Olympics;

    Inauguration of Deodoro station for the Olympics;

    Inauguration of São Cristóvão station for the Olympics;

    Total of 184 trains with air conditioning in the fleet;

    Record number of passengers: 618.948 paying passengers;

    Attendance the biggest sporting event in the world: Olimpic Games;

    The one hundredth chinese train start operating; 

  • 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 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;

    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.