Articulated brought from São Paulo is defective and passengers are transferred to another busreproduction
Published 09/19/2022 14:47 | Updated 09/19/2022 15:12
Rio – Two of the 38 articulated vehicles recently added to the BRT fleet that ran during Rock In Rio were defective this Monday (19), on their first day in normal operation. The collectives are part of a reinforcement that reestablishes the Penha-Alvorada and Madureira-Alvorada lines.
One of the buses would have malfunctioned on Domingos Lopes Street, in Madureira. The second was caught standing in Praça Seca. According to MOBI-Rio, the public company that manages the BRT, the two articulated vehicles were taken in for maintenance immediately after having problems. Passengers were directed to other articulated vehicles within minutes.
The two buses are part of the fleet taken out of circulation in São Paulo, which was leased by the City of Rio after Rock in Rio to reinforce the system’s operation for six months. The reinforcement should be valid until the initial deliveries of the batch of 300 articulated articles purchased by the municipality begin to arrive.
The 38 buses were leased for R$8 million and the amount includes maintenance service during the contract period. The company responsible for the service is Raar Investimentos Eireli.
The two reactivated lines, called ‘directions’, operate on the route between Penha and Madureira to the Alvorada Terminal, only at the time of greatest passenger flow, which is from 5:00 am to 9:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The itineraries relieve the other lines that circulate on the BRT Transcarioca.