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1 hour ago, scoobiesnacks said:

This is too small to read, where did you get it. Is there a bigger version?

If you click on the image it opens in a new window :)

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Brazil cuts ribbon on new subway line crucial for Olympics

 

RIO DE JANEIRO

Brazilian officials have held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a much-delayed $3 billion subway expansion in Rio de Janeiro less than a week before the Olympic Games begin.

Line 4 of the subway is billed as Rio's most important infrastructure project linked to the Olympics. It will transport hundreds of thousands of athletes and fans between the city's iconic beaches and Barra da Tijuca, home to most sporting venues.

Officials taking part in Saturday's ceremony rode a subway train through nearly 10 miles of tunnels that were bored underneath the city's verdant hills over the past six years.

The line will begin carrying athletes, staff members and ticket holders on Monday, and be open to the general public after the Olympics are over.

 

AP

http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/article92809087.html

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Great news! Though a little worrying it is only going to have a very limited time of operation before the Olympics begin. Hope it runs smoothly. 

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According to one news source, Line 4 will not be available to the ticketed public until the 5th.  Prior to that time it will be for accredited workers or Olympic personnel only.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1040184/rio-subway-extension-due-to-open-tomorrow-for-accredited-olympic-personnel-only

Could anyone else find any reference as to when the line will be open to the public?

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The line 4 starts at General Osorio located in Ipanema, look at the map

mapa-transporte_02.jpg

 

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Until 4 August, the line will be open from 6am to 11pm. During the Games, between 5 and 21 August, the five stations will be open from 6am to 1am, Saturday to Sunday and from 7am until 1am on Sundays and holidays. Between 5 August and 18 September, only people travelling with RioCards or tickets for events will be allowed entry.

https://www.rio2016.com/en/news/one-of-the-biggest-legacies-of-rio-2016-metro-line-4-is-inaugurated

 

 

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51 minutes ago, gotosy said:

The line 4 starts at General Osorio located in Ipanema, look at the map

mapa-transporte_02.jpg

 

 

Yeah I saw that map too, but the news section says (which you linked): " This new section of track, which will be opened on Monday (1 August), is 16km long and serves five stations: Nossa Senhora da Paz, Jardim de Alah, Antero de Quental, São Conrado/Rocinha e Jardim Oceânico. " and " Temer attended the maiden voyage of the line between the stations Nossa Senhora da Paz e Jardim Oceânico"

So everywhere there is only Nosa Senhore de Paz and not General Osorio which is interesting. 

 

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Line 4 goes from General Osorio to Jardim Oceânico.

During the Games, people who are travelling on Line 1 should transfer to Line 4 on the General Osorio station. 

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10 minutes ago, Oooswald said:

Line 4 goes from General Osorio to Jardim Oceânico.

During the Games, people who are travelling on Line 1 should transfer to Line 4 on the General Osorio station. 

Thanks.

Where do you get off for which events? 

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1 minute ago, scoobiesnacks said:

Thanks.

Where do you get off for which events? 

This new line is basically for venues at Barra, like the Olympic Park, Riocentro and Golf. You should get off on the final station, Jardim Oceanico, and take the respective BRT line (bus rapid transit).

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Guys in Rio, I got a question.

I've been reading the Metro Rio website and it says that you need to have de Olympic Paying Card PLUS tickets for the day if you wanna use Linha 4.

Has someone already use it? I mean, 'cause I have to pick up my tickets from Cartan at Barra  (close to Jardim Oceanico station) this thursday and using Metro seems to be the fastest way to go there.

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18 minutes ago, zekekelso said:

There a good chance Line 4 won't be open to anyone but official people until Aug 5 at the earliest. 

And here's where I panic hahahah. 

A friend of mine told me that for him it tooks 2 hours from Copacabana to Barra 

:wacko:

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My understanding is that Line 4 will not be open to the public until the 5th.  This has been confirmed via various sources. 

So yes, it takes a couple of hours to get from Copacabana to Barra but it is no big deal.  Just plan the time.

We are staying in Barra and would have liked Line 4 to be open on the 4th or earlier but we have just adjusted our plans for the 4th.  It should be an enjoyable time - just be flexible.

 

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Today was the first operational day of the line 4, just for the Olympic family. It took 14 minutes from General Osorio to Jardim Oceanico.

On August 5th will be the opening for spectators. You have to show the Games' tickets and the special transportation card.

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8 hours ago, Oooswald said:

Today was the first operational day of the line 4, just for the Olympic family. It took 14 minutes from General Osorio to Jardim Oceanico.

On August 5th will be the opening for spectators. You have to show the Games' tickets and the special transportation card.

Thanks.

Can you buy the transportation card at any Metro station?

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info from RioCard page

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See below for the updated points of sales list:

Tipo Nome Endereço Município
BRT LOTE ZERO Barra Shopping Av. das Américas, S/N – CEP 22631-004 Rio de Janeiro
BRT LOTE ZERO Bosque Marapendi Av. das Américas, S/N – CEP 22640-100 Rio de Janeiro
BRT TRANSCARIOCA MADUREIRA Praça Armando Cruz, s/n° - Madureira (Terminal do BRT Paulo da Portela - Viaduto Negrão de Lima) Rio de Janeiro
BRT TRANSCARIOCA VICENTE DE CARVALHO Estrada dos Bandeirantes, s/n° - Taquara (Em frente ao n°175 - Terminal Bandeira Brasil) Rio de Janeiro
BRT TRANSCARIOCA RIO 2 Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, s/nº Rio de Janeiro
BRT TRANSOESTE ALVORADA Av das Américas, s/nº - Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro
BRT TRANSOESTE SALVADOR ALLENDE Av das Américas, s/nº EQ 273 - Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro
METRO METRO CARIOCA Rua da Carioca, s/nº - Centro Rio de Janeiro
METRO METRO URUGUAI Rua José Higino S/N° Rio de Janeiro
METRO Praça Onze Praça Onze s/nº - Cidade Nova Rio de janeiro
METRO GEN OSÓRIO (Praça) Praça General Osório s/nº, Ipanema Rio de janeiro
METRO Cardeal Arcoverde Rua Barata Ribeiro, 100 - Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
METRO Largo do Machado Praça Largo do Machado, s/nº - Largo do Machado Rio de Janeiro
METRO BOTAFOGO R. Nelson Mandela, 5 - Botafogo Rio de Janeiro
O.PÚBLICO SETRANS - COPACABANA Avenida Nossa Senhora deCopacabana, 493 - Térreo - Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
AEROPORTO Tom Jobim Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº - Ilha do Governador Rio de Janeiro
AEROPORTO Santos Dumont Praça Ver. Miguel Angelo, s/n - Centro Rio de Janeiro
RODOVIÁRIA Novo Rio Av. Francisco Bicalho, 1 - Santo Cristo Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA BOTAFOGO Rua D. Mariana, 48 - Térreo - Botafogo Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA NOVA IGUAÇU Av. Marechal Floriano, 1480 - loja 117 - Centro (Dentro do Iguaçu Center) Nova Iguaçu
RIOCARD LOJA SÃO GONÇALO Praça Carlos Gianelli, s/nº (Shopping Pátio Alcântara) São Gonçalo
RIOCARD LOJA IPANEMA Rua Teixeira de Melo, s/nº (Rio Poupa Tempo - Complexo Rubem Braga) Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA NILO PEÇANHA Av. Nilo Peçanha, 26A - Centro Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA CENTRAL Praça Cristiano Otoni, s/n° (subsolo) - Centro Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA MADUREIRA Praça Armando Cruz, s/n° (Terminal do BRT Paulo da Portela - Viaduto Negrão de Lima) Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA ALVORADA Av. das Américas, s/n° (Terminal Rodoviário da Alvorada / Plataforma A / Pilar 5) Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA TAQUARA Estrada dos Bandeirantes, s/n° (Em frente ao n°175 - Terminal Bandeira Brasil) Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA SANTA CRUZ Rua Fernanda, 155 (Dentro da Regional Administrativa / Prefeitura) Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA BANGU Rua Fonseca, 240 - 2° piso (Rio Poupa Tempo - Shopping Bangu) Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA ILHA DO GOVERNADOR Rua Orcadas, 435 (Subprefeitura da Ilha - Ao lado do Shopping Plaza) Rio de Janeiro
RIOCARD LOJA CAXIAS Rua General Mitre, 228 - Jardim 25 de Agosto (Dentro do Sindicato SETRANSDUC) Duque de Caxias
SUPERVIA Supervia Deodoro Av. Duque de Caxias, s/n – Deodoro Rio de Janeiro
SUPERVIA Supervia Marcacanã Av. Presidente Castelo Branco, s/n – Maracanã Rio de Janeiro
SUPERVIA Supervia Eng.Dentro Rua Arquias Cordeiro, s/n – RJ Rio de Janeiro
SUPERVIA Central Brasil (RioCard) Praça Cristiano Ottoni, s/n° (subsolo) - Centro

Rio de Janeiro

https://cartaojogos.riocard.com/#/institucional/mapa

 

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16 hours ago, cubebox said:

And here's where I panic hahahah. 

A friend of mine told me that for him it tooks 2 hours from Copacabana to Barra 

:wacko:

It takes 2 hours if you go  from 7 to 9 am or from 5 pm to 7 pm... when people go to work and come back. 

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Went to Deodoro yesterday and man the walk is long and doesn't need to be. Should be about a 10 min walk but the make you walk past the entry gate cross a closed road to walk another 10 min back o the gate. 

On a positive when you exit you leave from the station inside the venue not sure why the couldn't use it for entry as well rather than a 30 min walk.

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