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Rio de Janeiro tram contract signed

The contract to build and operate a 28 km tram network in Rio de Janeiro has been won by RATP Dev and its local partners Companhia de Concessoes Rodoviarias, Odebrecht Transport and Invepar.

The network will have 42 stops serving the business district, the Porto Maravilha area, the Olympic press village and Santos Dumont Airport. The deal requires the first 14 km section to open by the end of 2015, in good time for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Rolling stock and other equipment will be supplied by Alstom while RATP Dev will train staff, monitor construction, carry out testing and operate the service.

7 May 2013

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