A part of this historic tram line has reopened recently following a major accident due to poor maintenance. Unfortunately it is only a short section of about 2km & operates to Santa Teresa which despite the brochures is hardly an exciting destination just a couple of non-descript shops/bars. It is essentially a tourist trip as no locals use it due to its steep price of 20 Real. You certainly can get good views on the way up & you can get off part way at a major viewpoint at Parque Ruinas. There are many more interesting things to do in Rio than this.