Brazil: Rio receives first Chinese metro train

rioThe first train to run on Line 4 of the Rio de Janeiro metro connecting the Olympic Village to the Copacabana Game Center has been delivered three months after shipment from China. China CNR Corporation, the manufacturer of the train, confirmed that the train was unloaded in Rio de Janeiro and will be put into operation on Rio’s transportation network in late March or early April. With six carriages, the train is capable of carrying 2,240 people and can run at a maximum speed of 100 km per hour. The train is also equipped with an overspeed protection. CNR will deliver 34 subway trains for Rio’s Line 4. This metro line, which is still under construction, will have six new stations.


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