Today the Subway of Recife passed over the stretch between the stations Central and Jaboato, and all the line the west total is abandoned and destroyed, having covering of mud and weeds in many parts. The last train that became useful the road-of-iron was the Train of the Forr, until in 1999 rains had made unusable some stretches of it and this train had that to start to cover the line Cure-Handle, last conventional railroad of passengers of Pernambuco still in functioning. The south line made possible the flow of sugar of the Zone of Mata as well as the Line North and made the good for many cities, with prominence to the Handle of Saint Augustin and the Palmares. The recifense stretch was disactivated to give place to the Subway, whose expansion in the south direction will make ten years of very slow workmanships. No station in Recife was left of foot nor so that it served of memory.
It has plans to put a Light Vehicle on Trilhos/VLT between Suape and Recife, but it does not have many details on this, and the remaining stretch between Cabo and Macei, the least for the time being, it is intended to continue abandoned. Railroads that had been very important for the public transport in Pernambuco today nothing more are of what damaged ruins. For backwards of this railroad bankruptcy, it has many factors. In historical sequence, first it came a management fails and unsustainable of the railroads in the first half of century 20, in way that had that to be created the RFFSA to tutor them after the bankruptcy of the old railroad companies. After that, ' ' pragas' ' that they last until today: the interests of automotivas companies, of lobbies of politicians and on entrepreneurs to the oil, of companies of urban buses and means of transportation of long distance, of road administrators who invoice richnesses with tolls and, finally, of politicians whom they prefer to launch faranicas road workmanships the railroad and subway enterprises, therefore roads and viaducts attract more votes.