Metro Rio de Janeiro is the second largest after Sao Paulo. The project was discussed for a very long time. And only on March 5, 1979, the Rio de Janeiro metro was solemnly launched. There was an urgent need for it. Because Rio de Janeiro is the second largest Brazilian metropolis. This is the basic tourist destination of the state. And since 1950, the number of vehicles on the streets of the metropolis has increased significantly. Since the landscape of Rio de Janeiro is hilly, it is quite problematic to navigate the narrow streets along the uneven asphalt road. In the 60s, air pollution and kilometer-long traffic jams could no longer be ignored. These significant problems had to be solved as soon as possible. Then it was decided to shorten the tram lines and lay the metro lines.
Rio de Janeiro metro map
Direction No. 1 (the line is marked in orange on the map) is underground. It will take passengers to a couple of districts in the northern part of the metropolis, to the city center and tourist districts in the southern region of the metropolis.
Direction No. 2 (the line is marked in green on the map) runs along city roads. Since at first this route passed along the route of a high-speed tram. And then the number of passengers increased so much that it was necessary to re-equip this direction for the metro tracks. Going this way, you can visit the sleeping areas from the northwest straight to the southeast.
There is a blue path on the Rio de Janeiro metro map. This will be direction number 3. This route will pass through a bridge and a tunnel inside the mountain. Thus, all areas of Barra da Tijuca in the Western part of the city will be served by the metro.