MetrôRio Unveils Online Reloadable Fare Card “Giro”

The new "Giro" prepaid card replaces the existing blue prepaid cards and allows riders to reload the card's value online.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This coming Saturday, November 24th, MetrôRio, the company running Rio's mass-transit subway system (metro), will introduce a brand new fare card to riders called the "Giro," a prepaid card that will replace the traditional blue prepaid card (cartão pré-pago).

"The Giro card will make Rio's life easier, with more safety and conveniences in mobility, culture, and leisure," exclaimed MetrôRio's communication manager Simone Pfeil.

The "Giro" prepaid card will cost R$3 and can be purchased at the ticket windows and self-service machines . . .

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