Metrô Rio is a mass-transit underground railway network that serves the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The network covers a total of 41 kilometres, serving 35 stations, across two lines. Line 1 covers 16 kilometres and Line 2 serves a 30.2 kilometre stretch, with a total of 30 stations. Metrô Rio has the second highest passenger volume of the metro systems in Brazil, after the São Paulo Metro.
Line 4 of the MetroRio network will be operational by 2016 according to Governor Pezão and Secretary for Transport Carlos Roberto Osório, who confirmed that drilling machine’s are currently in operation between what will become the Jardim de Alah and Antero de Quental stations in Leblon. Twelve of the sixteen kilometers needed for the project have been excavated.
With just under a year to go until the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympic Games opens, the first train for the city’s new Light Rail network has arrived for testing, as part of Brazil’s investment in public infrastructure ahead of the XXXI Olympiad. The first of 32 Citadis trams, built by Alstom arrived in Rio from its rail rolling stock plant in La Rochelle, France, although 27 of them will be built in a new facility in Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Twelve of Metro Rio’s fifteen new trains, which will operate Line 4, have arrived this week from China and operational testing will begin this week on Line 1 and Line 2. The trains will have six cars and will be able to transport 1,800 passengers. The remaining Line 4 trains are expected to arrive in December 2015. The new line will run from Barra to Ipanema in thirteen minutes and Barra to Centro in 34 minutes.
President Dilma Rousseff and Rio governor Luiz Fernando Pezão visited works, as Metro Rio confirm the Line 4 metro project connecting the south of the city with Tijuca is now progressing on schedule for a June 2016 completion. Transportation Secretary Osorio, noted that once completed Line 4 will carry over 300,000 passengers per day.
Varios proyectos de infraestructura, como lo es la ciclovía en la Avenida Niemeyer, se ajustan a los nuevos planes para una nueva línea de metro en la Zona Sur, hasta el inicio de la construcción de una cuarta línea de BRT, tomaron mucha importancia en las últimas dos semanas, todos ellos diseñados para mejorar el movimiento y agilidad para el tráfico en Río.
Mientras los ojos del mundo se centraban en Sao Paulo durante el partido inaugural de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2014, algunos acontecimientos importantes tenían lugar a unos 400 kilómetros, exactamente en la costa de Río de Janeiro.
Metro Americas and Metrô Rio engineer Cristiano Mendonça, Head of Planning and Development, explore the process of rolling stock replacement; outlining the costs, benefits and…