Mass Transportation Systems in Rio de Janeiro

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Mass Transportation Systems in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Flitz8-A foodie travels
    Athens, Greece2,756 contributions
    The metro is a good way to get about especially if you live in coastal regions, got a metro card but Rio card is also for bus as well
    Written December 6, 2020
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  • victor d
    41 contributions
    It's a good means of transportation. It's sad that you see people getting into VLT and don't validate the ticket. The ticket machine doesn't accept foreign debit or credit cards. It accepts cash but there is no change. Many beautiful buildings.
    Written May 19, 2019
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  • hydehaven
    Edmonton, Canada171 contributions
    We had read about the BRT before arriving in Rio but we didn't know much about the service. We saw the station at arrivals and it seemed to be popular and rather full. We weren't sure about using the service while carrying our luggage and daypacks.

    Now we know and next time we'll definitely consider taking the BRT. As it turns out, there is a BRT stop right outside the hotel we stayed at near the convention centre and we could have gotten there for a pretty cheap fare.

    First, you have to have a prepaid card to use the BRT. Stations do have machines so you can buy or add to your card but they wouldn't accept our foreign credit card. You can't use cash to board the BRT. I didn't look but I presume the airport station might have a manned kiosk where you can buy a card with cash. A couple of days later I did find a manned kiosk at Barra Shopping where I could buy a card from a real person using cash.

    I kept calling the BRT a train because that's what it seems like. It has a dedicated lane and the stations are more like train stops with raised platforms and sliding doors. We rode them mostly in the Barra area but after getting on the wrong train we did head out into other parts of the city on an express train but we simply got off, crossed the platform and caught the next train going back. It's simple to change trains and once you're on the platform you can catch any number of trains going in different directions.

    The only drawback is that it doesn't go to Leblon, Ipanema or Copacabana but you could transfer to the Metro.

    The BRT can be crowded but we didn't feel unsafe at all. There is a place at the back of the bus where there is room for luggage or large items.
    Written August 9, 2017
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  • Andrey Barbosa
    Nova Iguacu, RJ18 contributions
    Is a regular service with very common problems like overcrowding, delays and interruption by public security problems. Supervia takes you to several places on Rio suburb, but stay aware to the possible problems. I only recommend the Deodoro line, that has a good regularity and no delays or overcrowding. Santa Cruz and Japeri lines are the most crowded lines, Belford Roxo line passes through many of the most dangerous places in Rio and Gramacho line are very often interrupted by conflicts in Manguinhos neighbor. Vila Inhomirim and Guapimirim lines pratically doesn't exist: there are only 4 services by day who always has big delays!

    You also have to be careful to your goods on Supervia trains: thefts aren't rares! Avoid take great amounts of money and expensive goods like professional cameras.
    Written November 26, 2019
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