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Rio’s Trams Await Olympic Tourists

Over the past century, many cities around the world replaced electric trams, prone to breakdowns and backups, with faster and more spacious buses. But for some reason restored antique trams are a huge tourist attraction. So it’s no wonder the authorities in Rio de Janeiro are busy restoring their city’s old tram line ahead of the Summer Olympic Games. There’s something special about old trams, such as Istanbul’s Nostalgia Tramway, which returned to the city more than 25 years after it...

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