RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Started in 2017, the project for a tourist train that would run between the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais is almost completed. The NGO 'Amigos do Trem' (Friends of the Train), mainly responsible for the initiative, has complied with all rules and regulations required by the National Land Transportation Agency (ANTT), as well as the safety rules governing the operation of a tourist train.
However, the NGO has been faced with bureaucratic hurdles since 2018, waiting on the rail track concessionaire Ferrovia Centro Atlântica to finish the repair and maintenance of a . . .