Back on track!
The traditional Santa Teresa tram is back
Inaugurated in 1986, the traditional trams have always been one of the icons of the Santa Teresa area. Last July they started to run the sinuous streets of the neighborhood again, for the joy of the residents and tourists. The new tram is still under works to implement all the line connecting downtown Rio with the highest part of the neighborhood, and will initially cover the rout from Largo da Carioca to Largo do Curvelo.
Operating from Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 4pm, with 20-minute intervals, the tram brings back the charm of one of the most cultural neighborhoods of the city. The ride goes through Arcos da Lapa and disembarks at Largo do Curvelo, next to tourist spots like Parque das Ruínas and Museu Chácara do Céu. During this initial period, the transportation will be free. The new trams fit 32 people and it’s no longer permitted to ride standing up, not even on the lateral steps. The wagons keep the traditional visual characteristics, like the colors and the wooden seats, and have also a modern break system and dashboard.
Author: Hellen Silva
Photo: Alexandre Macieira | Riotur