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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since the tragic accident in 2011, the iconic bonde tram in Rio's hillside Santa Teresa has been sorely missed. While this year has finally seen parts of the rail system back in operation, the bonde will now return to the heart of the neighborhood, Largo dos Guimarães.

Government press reports that the 500 meters stretch between Largo da Carioca and Largo dos Guimarães has received new tracks and overhead power lines, and will begin to make the route Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?