Carandiru (São Paulo Metro)

Carandiru is a metro station on São Paulo Metro Line 1-Blue, located in the district of Santana, in São Paulo. It was opened on 26 September 1975.[2]

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LocationAv. Cruzeiro do Sul, 2487
Coordinates23°30′35″S 46°37′30″W / 23.509662°S 46.624904°W / -23.509662; -46.624904Coordinates: 23°30′35″S 46°37′30″W / 23.509662°S 46.624904°W / -23.509662; -46.624904
Owned byBandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg Government of the State of São Paulo
Operated byMetrô-SP icon.svg Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo
PlatformsSide platforms
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCDU
OpenedSeptember 26, 1975
6,000/business day[1]
Preceding station   São Paulo Metro   Following station
toward Tucuruvi
Line 1
toward Jabaquara


View from the platform of the station.

Located in Avenida Cruzeiro do Sul, 2487,[2] in the district of Santana, North Side of São Paulo. It is next to the location of the old Carandiru Penitentiary, stage of many crises of the penitentiary system during more than 20 years, deactivated and imploded in 2002 to give place to Youth Park (Parque da Juventude).


Train leaving the station.

It is an elevated station with structure in apparent concrete, prefabricated cover in concrete, and two side platforms.[2] It also has, besides the access, two gates on each side of the platforms, in a way that the passenger who leaves the train in a platform cannot take the train on the opposite side without paying another fee.

It has 6,880 square metres (74,100 sq ft) of built area and capacity for 20,000 passengers per hour during peak hours.[2]

Track layout


  1. ^ "Entrada de Passageiros por Estação - Média Dias Úteis - Maio/2021" (PDF) (in Portuguese). 2021-06-18. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  2. ^ a b c d "Estação Carandiru" (in Portuguese). Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo. Retrieved 7 August 2019.