New Light Train in Rio de Janeiro
In 2019 the City of Rio de Janeiro sought to provide its citizens a comfortable, accessible, silent, punctual and friendly with the environment transport. Sought to encourage the use of public transport and to privilege multimodal integration, thrusting aside the use of private cars.
The BRt team along with RATP (operator of Metro of Paris), and with VLT Carioca as Technical Assistance, took place in the execution of the project from the very beginning up to the start up. In June 2016 the commercial stage of this light train started reaching a million users transported in the first weeks of operation.
BRt Specialists provided their experience and knowledge in different signaling systems, telecommunication, energy, implementation and commissioning. They also worked in the projection and development of CIOM – Comprehensive Center of Operation and Maintenance-, preparing and planning operation, along with its norm, training personnel and developing maintenance programs of the system and rolling stock.
The biggest challenge of the Project was to create a sole supply system in the world which integrates an APS system with On Board Supply.
VLT power supply is mainly through Ground-level-feeding (APS), but in the areas where the continuity of power supply becomes impossible the train is fed by on board supercapacitators which grant and autonomy of 50-60m.
With capacity for 430 passengers