Rio de Janeiro City Hall Postpones Fee on New VLT Line

Government officials announce that the second line of the VLT, which was unveiled last Monday, February 6th, will remain free for the time being.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 13th, Rio City Hall announced that the VLT's (Light Rail Vehicle) new line, which connects Saara to Praça XV, will remain free until an unspecified date. Originally, passengers on the new line were to start paying the R$3.80 fee beginning on Monday morning.

The announcement was made via the government's VLT twitter account. "ATTENTION! More time to ride for free on the Saara-Praça XV stretch," said the announcement, which did not specify when the free admission would end.

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