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All aboard! New metro line on track to open for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Metro Line 4 is the latest in a series of investments in infrastructure that are transforming public transport in Rio de Janeiro
All aboard! New metro line on track to open for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
(Photo: Rio State Government)
A new metro line linking Rio de Janeiro's city centre, tourist neighbourhoods and beach areas to the main Olympic zone will start operating on 1 August, the state government of Rio de Janeiro has confirmed.
During the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which begin on 5 August, services on Line 4 will run from 6am to 1am on working days and Saturdays and from 7am to 1am on Sundays and public holidays. 
Track has now been laid along the entire length of the new line, which begins in the famous beachside neighbourhood of Ipanema and ends in Barra da Tijuca, home to Barra Olympic Park. During Rio 2016, Barra Olympic Park will be the heart of Games with nine venues hosting 16 Olympic and nine Paralympic sports, alongside the Main Press Centre and the International Broadcast Centre.  
Also in the Barra region, although outside the Olympic Park, are the new Olympic Golf Course and the Riocentro complex.
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