You can find on this page the Brazil trains map to print and to download in PDF. The Brazil railways map presents the rail network and shows high speed rails routes of Brazil in Americas.
The Brazil rail map shows all the railway stations and lines of Brazil trains. This train map of Brazil will allow you to easily travel by train in showing the major rail routes and high speed rail routes of Brazil in Americas. The Brazil rail map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Rail transport in Brazil began in the 19th century and there were many different railway companies. The railways were nationalised under RFFSA (Rede Ferroviária Federal, Sociedade Anônima) in 1957. Between 1999 and 2007, RFFSA was broken up and services are now operated by a variety of private and public operators, including América Latina Logística, Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos and SuperVia (see Brazil rail map).
The rail system in Brazil operates on four rail gauges: Broad gauge (Irish gauge): 4,057 km 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) gauge as you can see in Brazil rail map, Narrow gauge (meter gauge): 3,489 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 33⁄8 in) gauge, Dual gauge: 336 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 33⁄8 in) and 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) gauges (three rails) (1999 est.), Standard gauge: 10 km 1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in) gauge.
The first railway in Brazil was opened in 1845 between Fragoso in the present day township of Magé, near Rio de Janeiro, and Praia da Estrela at the head of Guanabara Bay, a distance of 14.5km as its shown in Brazil rail map. It was built to the unique gauge of 1680mm. Subsequent railway construction was predominantly metre gauge, resulting in an extensive network of lines in the Northeast, Southeast and South regions, with some penetration into the interior.