In June, SuperVia began operating its 100th train of Chinese origin, concluding the first phase of the Rio de Janeiro train system fleet renewal. The new fleets acquired by the Odebrecht TransPort company will transport up to 120,000 passengers during trips with air conditioning, more ample interiors, an internal TV circuit and luggage racks.
Last month, SuperVia also finalized the modernization of the Magalhães Bastos station, which will serve passengers during the Olympic Games, offering access to the Olympic Horseback Riding Center and Deodoro Olympic Park. The two sites hosted the competitions for sports such as basketball, Olympic shooting and rugby.
“Five years ago, we made a commitment to revitalize the service," said Herbert Quirino, President of SuperVia. "We are re-winning passengers' trust, and day after day, we are recovering Brazil's longest railroad passenger transport network," he emphasized. In February, the company finalized the modernization of the Ricardo Albuquerque station and is continuing with the remodeling work at another four strategic stations for the sports event, which takes place in August.