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Without traffic about 1 hour/1 1/2 hour... With traffic, the sky is the limit. But things will change during the Olympics, since you will have the option to leave the airport, take the LRT to Subwa

I'm very impressed by the progress being made so far. These large scale projects are extremely complex. I was a bit confused by all the different lines, brt, vlt, .... This map helped me with underst

Flights booked, Aug 1st to Aug 23rd Apartment booked, Ipanema close to Metro General Osorio Tickets bought for 34 events, only missing ticket is ZC001

Construction of Transolímpica reach 60% completion



Forecast is that the expressway that will cut the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro will be ready in the first half 2016



Expressway that will cut the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, free from traffic lights and dedicated lanes for the BRT, the Transolímpica is 60% of the works completed. With 26 km long, it will pass through eight districts of the region, such as Barra da Tijuca, Curicica and Magalhães Bastos and promises to reduce by 30 minutes travel time lasts 2:30 a.m. today. The projection is that about 70,000 people make the trip daily.


When completed, the Transolímpica will connect with Transcarioca in Curicica; with Transoeste, in the Recreio; and the rail network in Deodoro. Total investment in the project is $ 2.2 billion and the delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2016.


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Is possible see the Olympic Park and the Olympic Village in this picture


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I'm very impressed by the progress being made so far. These large scale projects are extremely complex. I was a bit confused by all the different lines, brt, vlt, .... This map helped me with understanding the transport network in 2016.

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Works of BRT TransOeste (Jardim Oceanico section, linking Subway to Terminal Alvorada)

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Barra Jardim Oceanico Subway Station is getting shape

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The project of the station

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Rio International Airport works (at fast pace)

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New extension of Terminal 2 (International Flights)

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Refurbshment of all restrooms (finally!)

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New Parking Building

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the pictures are from mid-July

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First tests of LRT of Downtown Rio

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New Suburban trains for Rio metro area and Deodoro-Downtown line.

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Refurbshment of old suburban stations of Train Network of Rio. Some are really interesting spots

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Downtown - nearby Central do Brasil station

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I found this article (in spanish) that says that Brazilian Air Force is studying to close for a few hours the Santos Dumont Airport (SDU, domestic flights) because of the sailing competition.

Does anybody has an update about this?

http://www.biobiochile.cl/2015/09/10/estudian-cierre-temporal-de-aeropuerto-de-vuelos-internos-en-rio-durante-regata-de-los-jj-oo-2016.shtml

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I found this article (in spanish) that says that Brazilian Air Force is studying to close for a few hours the Santos Dumont Airport (SDU, domestic flights) because of the sailing competition.

Does anybody has an update about this?

http://www.biobiochile.cl/2015/09/10/estudian-cierre-temporal-de-aeropuerto-de-vuelos-internos-en-rio-durante-regata-de-los-jj-oo-2016.shtml

Could be closed for the whole Games, even. I know Toronto proposed to have the Island airport closed for the entirety of the Olympics. It also would have interfered with the sailing competition.

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I found this article (in spanish) that says that Brazilian Air Force is studying to close for a few hours the Santos Dumont Airport (SDU, domestic flights) because of the sailing competition.

Does anybody has an update about this?

http://www.biobiochile.cl/2015/09/10/estudian-cierre-temporal-de-aeropuerto-de-vuelos-internos-en-rio-durante-regata-de-los-jj-oo-2016.shtml

Yes, still in study, and it happened before during PanAms, Popes visits to Rio, Red Bull Air Race and other events.

Not a big trouble, actually, since Rio International can receive easily all flights from Santos Dumont Airport and all Brazilian carriers operates in both airports.

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I found this article (in spanish) that says that Brazilian Air Force is studying to close for a few hours the Santos Dumont Airport (SDU, domestic flights) because of the sailing competition.

Does anybody has an update about this?

http://www.biobiochile.cl/2015/09/10/estudian-cierre-temporal-de-aeropuerto-de-vuelos-internos-en-rio-durante-regata-de-los-jj-oo-2016.shtml

Could be closed for the whole Games, even. I know Toronto proposed to have the Island airport closed for the entirety of the Olympics. It also would have interfered with the sailing competition.

Yea, no that shouldn't happen. Yes the Olympics are an inconvenience to the day-to-day operations of a city, but they shouldn't happen to that extent. Close the roads for a few hours, fine. But to stop an airport from operating flights? That should never happen. This is an issue that I'm sure everyone was well aware of months, if not years in advance and should have adjusted accordingly. Yet another reason why moving the sailing events would have been a much wiser choice for Rio.

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^^Santos Dumont Airport is a small airport almost inside Downtown Rio that does not work 24/7 due residential areas nearby and also does not have ILS due the Sugar Loaf mountain, which means, the airport closes everytime Rio have foggy mornings (very often in Summer, for example)...

And as pointed, the airport was closed before for event like all Popes visits to Rio or Red Bull Air Races or World Cup Qualifiers Draw... It's common.

Santos Dumont Airport is more a convenient way for executives to fly to Sao Paulo in air-shuttle service or nearest state capitals than actually a main hub for the city...

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Still, the landscape of this airport is amazing.


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