Rio’s Metro Line 4 Opens, Connecting Ipanema and Barra

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, July 30th, Interim President Michel Temer, along with Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, and other government and Olympic officials inaugurated the long-anticipated, and long-delayed, Metro Line 4 subway, which will connect Ipanema and Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) to Barra da Tijuca.

The new metro line is set to begin operating today (Monday, August 1st), but until August 4th its use will be limited to only passengers holding credentials for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Beginning on August 5th, ridership will expand to include Olympic

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