Transcarioca

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Rio de Janeiro's BRT lines

Transcarioca is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Rio de Janeiro, connecting Barra da Tijuca with Galeão International Airport. The Transcarioca line was the second line to open on the Rio de Janeiro BRT system. Work on the line started in March 2011 and the official opening took place on June 1, 2014, just before the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Transcarioca is also a set of citybus lines that mainly operate in Barra da Tijuca.

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Barra da Tijuca is a neighborhood or bairro in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located in the western portion of the city on the Atlantic Ocean. Barra is well known for its beaches, its many lakes and rivers, and its lifestyle. This neighbourhood represents 4.7% of the city population and 13% of the total area of Rio de Janeiro.

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TransCarioca station at Galeao International Airport. TransCarioca BRT Galeao International Airport station.jpg
TransCarioca station at Galeão International Airport.


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