In early May, Vale started selling train tickets in instalments. This possibility, which applies to credit card purchases, has two options: up to five instalments for internet transactions, and up to three instalments for purchases at ticket offices or other points of sale along the Vitória-Minas Railway. In both cases, the minimum monthly instalments are R$20.00.
In August of last year, the EFVM launched a number of new passenger railcars. All these cars, including economy class ones, have air conditioning and sound insulation to improve passengers’ comfort.
Vale invested US$80 million in acquiring these new railcars. It bought 56 new cars (10 executive class, 30 economy class, railcars to accommodate a restaurant, snack bar and power generator, and an exclusive car for people using wheelchairs.