Brazil Rail - Trains2010
By Amelia Meyer
Railway services are operated by private and public operators. There are metro systems in eight Brazilian cities, which is a huge aid as road traffic is dangerous. The rail network is about 28,538 km.
There are four gauges, standard, dual, narrow and broad. Most of the train services in Brazil are used to transport cargo.
From 1859 steam-powered, horse-drawn and electric tramways have been operating in Brazil. This means it was one of the first countries to utilize tramway mode of transport, and to this day trams are still used.