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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early Wednesday morning (February 27th), two commuter trains collided when one train smashed into the rear of another at the São Cristóvão station in Rio de Janeiro's North Zone. "At the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As part of MetrôRio's “Quem Prova Aprova” (Who Tries It Approves) campaign, the five stations of the new Metro Line 4 will offer riders a reduced fare of R$3 until...
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...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro's public transport companies providing the boat, train and metro services have received a total of 84 fines for unsatisfactory services since 2005 from AGETRANSP, the regulatory...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first train of the new public transportation system connecting Rio's Centro, Port Zone and domestic airport Santos Dumont, the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) has arrived in the...
BY Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The SuperVia train system which is comprising a hundred stations in eleven cities around Rio de Janeiro state, and carries more than 650,000 people per day, has been putting new...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — One day after chaos broke out when a SuperVia train derailed in the early morning hours on Wednesday, January 24th, vice-governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, stated that...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rocinha is to be used as an initiation patrol ground for recent military police graduate officers. The move is said to be a temporary security solution put in place while...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the Federal Government announced funding of R$1.63 billion (around US$1 billion) to finance the development of two key transportation projects in Rio de Janeiro ahead...

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