Passengers on the Carioca Light Rail Vehicle (VLT Carioca) have just gained a new line. The four new stations of the VLT are located between Praça XV and Saara, which are traditional districts of Rio de Janeiro with many cultural, commercial and culinary attractions.
The VLT Carioca, which is operated by Odebrecht TransPort, already has become part of the daily lives of those living in and visiting Rio de Janeiro. A recent mobility option for the city, it has changed the lives of many users by offering fast, high-quality transportation in the port region, the city’s financial district and to Santos Dumont Airport. And all this is interconnected with the city’s other transportation means, including the subway, conventional buses, cruise line terminals and, of course, the airport.
The recently inaugurated line will commence operations with two trains and a frequency of 15 minutes. Until the 12th, the trains will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. As of the 13th, the line will operate from 6 a.m. to midnight. The charging of fares will begin on Monday (13), when the LRV starts operating from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Once completed, the VLT will have 32 trains, 28 km of rail and nine points of integration with other transportation means.