THE GS TRAM SITE
RIO DE JANEIRO
BRASIL - BRAZIL
1 Aug. 2016
Rio de Janeiro after the opening of the light rail line between Santos Dumont and Praia
Formosa and of Metro Line No.4 between General Osório and Jardim Oceânico, both in connection with the
2016 Summer Olympic Games.
BRASIL - BRAZIL
RIO DE JANEIRO
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Operator: Concessionária do VLT Carioca S/A
||Blue Line (Linha Azul)
||Santos Dumont - Cinelândia - Carioca - Parada dos Museus - Santo Cristo - Rodoviária - Praia Formosa
SANTA TERESA TOURIST TRAMWAY
Operator: Companhia Estadual de Engenharia de Transportes e Logística
||Carioca - Largo do Guimarães
||General Osório - Botafogo - Flamengo - Catete - Glória - Cinelândia -
Carioca - Central - Estácio - Afonso Pena - Uruguai
||Botafogo - Flamengo - Catete - Glória - Cinelândia -
Carioca - Central - São Cristóvão - Maracanã - Triagem - Maria de Graça - Pavuna
||General Osório - Leblon - Jardim Oceânico
Operator: Rio de Janeiro Tramway, Light and Power Limited
||Cosme Velho - Silvestre - Corcovado (Cristo Redentor)
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Light rail: 7 km.
- Metro: 57 km.
- Santa Teresa tramway: 2 km.
- Corcovado Rack Railway: 3.8 km.
- Urban tramways (first generation): (donkey-drawn) 26 March 1859 - 1862; (steam): 1862 - 1865; (horse-drawn:) 1868 - 1910; (electric): 8 Oct. 1892 - today (since 1968: only the Santa Teresa line).
- Light rail (second generation): 6 June 2016 - today.
- Metrô lines: 5 March 1979 - today.
- Rack railway: 9 Oct. 1884 - today (steam-operated until 8 March 1910, electric since).
- Urban tramways (first generation): 1100 mm. (incl. the Santa Teresa tramway) and 1435 mm (in the past, some other gauges as well)
- Light rail (second generation): 1435 mm.
- Metrô: 1600 mm.
- Rack railway: 1000 mm.
- "Rio's trams will run for the Olympics" [news item], Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2016 (79: 943), p.244.
- Rodriguez, H.S. A formação das estradas de ferro no Rio de Janeiro: O resgate da sua memória [The development of railways in Rio de Janeiro: Recalling its memory].
Rio de Janeiro: Memória do Trem, 2004.
- Wansbeek, C.J. "Rio de Janeiro: City of contrasts, quality metro", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2005 (68: 807), p.92-95.
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