Rio SuperVia Train Accidents Increase

By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Poor track maintenance may have been behind three SuperVia train derailments in the last two weeks, the rail network’s concessionaire admitted in a press release last Friday. SuperVia also said it has established an internal committee to investigate the accidents, which led to delays and shutdowns on the lines that service Rio de Janeiro’s suburbs.

“The concessionaire has already identified a failure in the track maintenance procedure, which could have been the cause of the recent derailments and has fired the professional responsible for the area,” explained Odebrecht . . .

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