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By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, July 7th the State Department of Transportation began ten days of testing of Rio’s revived bonde (tramline) that has been a historic and iconic feature of the hilltop neighborhood Santa Teresa. Four empty trams are running along 900m of track from Carioca station in Centro to Joaquim Murtinho street in order to test the magnetic brake system.

The bonde was a permanent feature of the city and an important form of transport for those getting to and from Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?