Rio’s VLT Train Completes First Test with Passengers

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Vehiculo Leve Sobre Trilhos (Vehicle on Light Tracks) completed its first set of tests with passengers last week (November 22nd) in Praça Mauá, with the train reaching a distance of 150 meters. Mayor Eduardo Paes attended the test and even drove the train, with the guidance of a French engineer.

For the test, the VLT was stationed next to the Museum of Art of Rio (MAR), and with low speed moved to its final destination for the test, the statute of Barão de Mauá.

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