Rio’s VLT Train to Open Second Line in Centro by Mid-February

As in the inauguration of the first VLT line last June, passengers will not have to pay for the first seven days.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The second line of the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) between the Saara market and Praça Quinze (XV), in Rio's Centro zone is expected to open in the second week of February. The initial line of the VLT opened a couple months before the Olympics, and has helped transform Rio's downtown district and port zone.

On Tuesday, the president of the VLT Carioca concessionaire, Rodrigo Tostes, met with the deputy mayor and municipal transport secretary, Fernando Mac Dowell, to set the details for the start of the operations . . .

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