Topic : Rio de Janeiro

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Officials have yet to launch Rio's $3 billion subway for Olympics

Rail| August 1, 2016

Despite a massive investment, the new subway ends 8 miles short of the Athletes' Village, so riders heading to Olympic venues will have to take a bus.

Alstom's integrated tramway begins operation in Rio

Rail| June 7, 2016

The Rio network, the second 100% catenary-free tramway in the world, consists of three lines covering more than 17 miles, with 31 stations.

Rail| October 23, 2015

Alstom’s tram factory in Brazil equipped with a test track

The test track — which is approximately a quarter-mile long — is powered via catenaries, enabling Citadis trams to run at speeds of 25 mph.

Government Issues| August 6, 2015

[Photos] Rio de Janeiro: Building up transport infrastructure for Olympic Games

Tour Rio de Janeiro's various transport infrastructure projects underway and services already launched in anticipation of the 2016 Olympic Games. Projects include bus rapid transit, expressway, light rail tram and cable car.

Government Issues| August 6, 2015

Rio's public transport transformation may be biggest legacy of Olympics

The biggest changes in the city's public transportation will include three bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, destruction of the Perimetral highway and the introduction of a light rail tram system.

Government Issues| August 6, 2015

[Video] Transport for Rio de Janeiro: Integrated City, Olympic City

The transformation of Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic city, are benefiting the lives of Cariocas (Rio’s residents) daily. The new concept of integrated transport in the city, which already benefits thousands of passengers daily with Transoeste and Transcarioca, will get even better with the arrival of Transolímpica, Transbrasil (BRT system) and the light rail system. Together they form the ring road of the city and connect with trains, subway, ferry and airport. #ThisIsOlympicCity

Rail| July 9, 2015

Alstom delivers first Citadis tram to Rio de Janeiro

The vehicles will run on a 17-mile-long, which includes 37 stations, that will be partially opened in mid-2016 in time for the Olympic Games.

Sustainability| March 1, 2011

Rio turns to the sky for transit options

A new six-station gondola line set to debut this month, will feature 152 gondolas and carry 30,000 people a day along a 2.1-mile route — transforming an hour-and-a-half trip to a nearby commuter rail station into a 16-minute sky ride.

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