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|Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 2|
|System||Rio de Janeiro Metro|
|Locale||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Termini|| Pavuna |
|Opened||19 November 1981|
|Line length||30 km (19 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Electrification||DC third rail|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|}Line 2 of the Rio de Janeiro Metro serves working-class residential neighborhoods extending toward the north. It is a diagonal line, and almost completely over ground (mostly at graded and partly elevated). This line started as a light rail, but for increasing commuters, it gradually changed to metro. Due to its origin as light rail, it is at-grade except for Estácio station, although Cidade Nova station will be elevated.
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