Shooting disrupts train service in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro

SuperVia train service was interrupted on part of the Saracuruna branch line.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A shooting in the municipalities of Cidade Alta, Cinco Bocas, and Pica-pau, in Cordovil and Brás de Pina, in the favela-ridden northern zone of Rio de Janeiro, has disrupted train service on a section of the Saracuruna branch line of concessionaire SuperVia.

According to the company, service resumed at 6 a.m. only on the section between Central do Brasil stations in the city center and Penha in the north zone.

Operations were suspended on the Vila Inhomirim and Guapimirim extension lines. The concessionaire reported that 11 stations were closed between Penha Circular . . .

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