In Postcards and Souvenir Albuns
João Emilio Gerodetti e Carlos Cornejo

Areal station  opened  in  the  years  1910-19 with the inauguration of the first part of the Guarulhos branch line to the station in Jaçanã (formerly called Guapira). The station building wasn’t put up until 1927;  until  that  time there was only a stop with a roof.  The  station  was  demolished when São Paulo’s  Avenida  Cruzeiro  do  Sul was  widened.  The Carandiru subway station is now found near this spot.