Line 2 (Rio de Janeiro)

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Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 2
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Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Rio de Janeiro Metro
StatusOperational
Locale Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Termini Pavuna
General Osório/Estácio
Stations29
Services
Operation
Opened19 November 1981
Owner Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Operator(s) Logo MetroRio.svg MetrôRio
Technical
Line length30 km (19 mi)
Track gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Electrification DC third rail
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map

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Pavuna
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Engenheiro Rubens Paiva
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Central
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|}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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