Published on : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Brazil’s president, Dilma Rouseff, had visited the country’s Bahia state to officially open the Salvador’s new metro system.
Operator Companhia de Concessões Rodoviárias (CCR) is running a limited service on the first 7-kilometre section of the network during the World Cup, with the city set to host its first match between Spain and The Netherlands on June 13.
Trains will operate a trial service between 12pm and 4pm until September and throughout June, World Cup ticket holders will be able to travel for free.
The 33.6-kilometre network is made up of two lines, connecting the city’s main shopping district in Lapa with Pirajá on line 1 and the airport on line 2. The first section, which opened on June 11, links Lapa and Acesso Norte stations – a route which passes the Fonte Nova Stadium.
Line 1 will be extended to Pirajá in 2015 and the entire system is expected to be commissioned in April 2017.
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